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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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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: 28 Aug 2021 11:43


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