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Making Sense of Education Policy: Studies in the Sociology and Politics of Education

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The particular strength of this book is Geoff Whitty's grasp on and insights into the politics of education... he is able to bring to bear an authoritative perspective which is unrivaled in the United Kingdom. there is no other current book which compares in terms of the breadth and depth of this' - Professor Stephen Ball, Institute of Education, University of London

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Paperback, 168 pages
Published July 24th 2002 by Sage Publications (CA) (first published January 1st 2002)
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David Lundqvist
Dec 12, 2009 David Lundqvist rated it really liked it
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Making Sense of Education Policy was published in 2002 and so can fairly be described as out of date. What it does provide is an excellent critique of the changing education environment through the 1990s.

Using sociologic techniques - needlessly technical but understandable - Whitty places particular emphasis on the increasing "marketisation" of education particularly in Britain, which he explains has taken the policies further than any other country and to a lesser extent the United States, New
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