English | 2013 | ISBN: 085473922X | 256 pages | PDF | 14 MB
England has by far the largest amount, frequency, and scope of educational law-based reform in the world. Since the beginning of the 1990s to 2011, a major education bill, not far bin size from No Child Left Behind, was accepted by England's parliament every two and a half years. This book presents England's legislation-based educational reform between 2000 and 2011 -- the landscape, politics, agendas and voices from the field -- and attempts to understand how this happened, why it happened, what are the politics and mechanisms of education policy and reform that fuelled it and were fuelled by it, who are the figures and organizations involved in it and that bear its impact.
The book is based on over 100 in-depth face-to-face interviews and will tell the story of this legislation, its politics and social agendas, whether overt or hidden, and the ways in which all these people view it and view what it has done to their work.