Social Policy, the Media, and Misrepresentation

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short-term electoral advantage, combined with a news media which are run on the cheap (and therefore ever more dependent on pre-packaged news) alongside companies seeking to manipulate education for the meanest of ends, contrive to militate against such debates taking place. Yet they will inevitably surface because they are too important to remain stifled for long. Just as we are obliged to constantly revisit the question of how justice can be balanced with freedom however much those in powerful positions may tell us it can all be left to them, so discussion of what our schools should teach and whose ends they should serve will constantly demand our attention. If the existing media will not help those debates to flourish then new alternative ways will undoubtedly be found.


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a
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b
Ball, S.J. (1984) 'Becoming a comprehensive: facing up to falling rolls', in S.J. Ball (ed.) Comprehensive Schooling: a Reader, Lewes: Falmer.
Barnard, N. (1998) 'PE lobby warns of threat to literacy', Times Educational Supplement, 22 May.
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c
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d
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e
Ellis, T., McWhirter, J., McColgan, D. and Haddow, B. (1976) William Tyndale: theTeachers' Story, London: Writers and Readers.

f
Fletcher, C., Caron, M. and Williams, W. (1985) Schools on Trial: The Trials onDemocratic Comprehensives, Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

g
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Ghouri, N. (1998a) 'Clarke backpedals on primary setting', Times EducationalSupplement, 11 September.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures and Tables vii
  • Introduction 1
  • References 13
  • Part 1 - Producing Social Policy News 15
  • Chapter 1 - Soft-Soaping the Public? 17
  • References 36
  • Chapter 2 - Media Coverage of Social Policy 39
  • Chapter 3 - Charitable Images 51
  • Chapter 4 - Dying of Ignorance? 69
  • References 84
  • Part 2 - The Media Reporting of Social Policy 87
  • Chapter 5 - Poor Relations 89
  • Notes 102
  • Chapter 6 - Home Truths 104
  • Chapter 7 - The Picture of Health? 118
  • References 133
  • Chapter 8 - Media and Mental Health 135
  • Note 144
  • Chapter 9 - Thinking the Unthinkable 146
  • Note 156
  • Chapter 10 - Are You Paying Attention? 157
  • References 172
  • Chapter 11 - Exorcising Demons 174
  • Part 3 - The Media Reporting of Social Policy 191
  • Chapter 12 - Bulger, 'Back to Basics' and the Rediscovery of Community 193
  • References 205
  • Chapter 13 - The Ultimate Neighbour from Hell? 207
  • Notes 220
  • Chapter 14 - Out of the Closet 222
  • Chapter 15 - Social Threat or Social Problem? 238
  • Note 251
  • Chapter 16 - They Make Us Out to Be Monsters 253
  • Index 269
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