How Schools Do Policy: Policy Enactments in Secondary Schools

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Routledge, Dec 14, 2011 - Education - 184 pages
Over the last 20 years, international attempts to raise educational standards and improve opportunities for all children have accelerated and proliferated. This has generated a state of constant change and an unrelenting flood of initiatives, changes and reforms that need to be implemented by schools. In response to this, a great deal of attentio
 

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Contents

1 Doing enactments research
1
2 Taking context seriously
19
People meanings and policy work
43
Constrained creativity and assessment technologies in schools
72
Doing behaviour policy in schools
98
Discourses representations and translations
121
The value of hesitation and closer interrogation of utterances of conventional wisdom
137
Case study schools and interviewees
151
Notes
155
References
158
Index
168
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Stephen J. Ball is the Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education in the Department of Educational Foundations and Policy Studies at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.

Meg Maguire is Professor of Sociology of Education in the Department of Education and Professional Studies at King’s College London, UK.

Annette Braun is a Lecturer in Sociology in the Sociology Department of City University, London, UK.

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