The Tory Mind on Education
By D Lawton
Routledge – 2012
This book discusses conservative education policies since 1979 by referring to beliefs, values and attitudes. It relates ideology to policies and provides some background about the years before 1979 – definitions of Conservatism and descriptions of Tory beliefs and traditional Conservative views on education. The second part of the book provides a brief outline of the years between the 1944 Education Act and 1979.
1 Conservatism and Conservative Views on Education. 2 From Consensus to Conflict 1944-79. 3 The Attack on Education 1979-86. 4 The Baker Years 1986-89. 5 From Confusion to Chaos 1989-94 6 Ideology & Policies 1979-94: Some Problems and Contradictions. 7 The Needs of a Modern Education Service 8 The Tory Mind Revisited: Markets or Planning? 9 Summary and Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.