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A New Orthodoxy, Old Problems: post‐16 reforms

Avis, James (1993) A New Orthodoxy, Old Problems: post‐16 reforms. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 14 (3). pp. 245-260. ISSN 0142-5692

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Abstract

The paper explores the emerging consensus around post‐compulsory education and training. It argues the notion of settlement needs to be developed to incorporate concepts of race and gender. It suggests a settlement is developing amongst the major political parties and other constituents who have a stake in post‐compulsory education and training. These constituents share a common analysis of the problem facing education and training. Whilst these different groups have varying strategies to address the problem these are held under the sway of a capitalist logic. Post‐Fordist arguments celebrate the progressive possibilities that inhere in a high skill, high trust economy; however, such optimism is easily co‐opted and colonised by capitalist interests.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
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Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2014 09:36
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 09:36
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/22260

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