Education Policy and Realist Social Theory: Primary Teachers, Child-Centred Philosophy, and the New Managerialism

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Acknowledgements

I wish to thank the following people for their kind and generous support: Maggie Archer, my brother Chris, Martin Thrupp, Glenn Rikowski, Margaret and Bob Powell, Sandra Matthews, Ann Ryan, Alan Carter, and the staff and pupils of Southside and Westside, whose contributions are invaluable yet remain anonymous.

I also wish to thank the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for funding this research (Award No. R00429634324).

Finally, I wish to thank Taylor & Francis for permission to include material from articles previously published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education, 20 (1) (1999), 22 (2) (2001); Sage Publications for permission to include material from an article previously published in Organization 7 (1) (2000) and material from J. Darling (1994) Child-centred Education and its critics; J. Clarke, S. Gewirtz and E. McLaughlin (2000) New Managerialism, New Welfare?; Continuum International Publishing Group to use material from M. Bottery (2000) Education, policy and ethics; Falmer Press to use material from K. A. Riley (1998) Whose School Is It Anyway?; D. Scott (2000) Realism and Educational Research: New Perspectives and Possibilities; Routledge for G. Troman and P. Woods (2001) Primary Teachers' Stress.

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  • Title Page v
  • Contents ix
  • Acknowledgements xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - Establishing the Theoretical Framework 5
  • 1 - Structure, Agency and Educational Change 7
  • 2 - Culture, Organisation Theory and the New Managerialism 40
  • Part II - Child-Centred Philosophy, New Managerialism and the English Education System 77
  • 3 - Socio-Cultural Conditioning 79
  • 4 - Socio-Cultural Interaction 103
  • 5 - Socio-Cultural Elaboration 119
  • Part III - At the Managerial Chalk Face 147
  • Preface to Part III 149
  • 6 - Southside 164
  • 7 - Westside: 190
  • Part IV - Concluding Remarks 219
  • 8 - What About the Children? 221
  • Notes 227
  • References 239
  • Index 247
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