A New Orthodoxy, Old Problems: Post-16 reforms

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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. The paper explores the emerging consensus around post-compulsory education and training.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-260
Number of pages16
JournalBritish Journal of Sociology of Education
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes

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