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  1. Defining The Curriculum

    Histories and Ethnographies

    Edited by Ivor F. Goodson, Stephen J Ball

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Education

    This book explores some of the major processes involved in the definition of school subject knowledge. Using historical ethnographic methods, the contributors to the collection highlight and examine some of the factors involved at national, institutional and classroom levels in the making of school...

    Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Micro-Politics of the School

    Towards a Theory of School Organization

    By Stephen J. Ball

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Education

    Stephen Ball’s micro-political theory of school organization is a radical departure from traditional theories. He rejects a prescriptive ‘top down’ approach and directly addresses the interest and concerns of teachers and current problems facing schools. In doing so he raises question about the...

    Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Colour of Class

    The educational strategies of the Black middle classes

    By Nicola Rollock, David Gillborn, Carol Vincent, Stephen J. Ball

    How do race and class intersect to shape the identities and experiences of Black middle-class parents and their children? What are Black middle-class parents’ strategies for supporting their children through school? What role do the educational histories of Black middle-class parents play in their...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Politics and Policy Making in Education

    Explorations in Sociology

    By Stephen J. Ball

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Education

    Based on interviews with key actors in the policy-making process, this book maps the changes in education policy and policy making in the Thatcherite decade. The focus of the book is the 1988 Education Reform Act, its origins, purposes and effects, and it looks behind the scenes at the priorities...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Foucault, Power, and Education

    By Stephen J. Ball

    Series: Routledge Key Ideas in Education

    Foucault, Power, and Education invites internationally renowned scholar Stephen J. Ball to reflect on the importance and influence of Foucault on his work in educational policy. By focusing on some of the ways Foucault has been placed in relation to educational questions or questions about...

    Published December 9th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Global Education Inc.

    New Policy Networks and the Neoliberal Imaginary

    By Stephen J. Ball

    Do private and philanthropic solutions to the problems of education signal the end of state education in its ‘welfare’ form? Education policy is being reformed and re-worked on a global scale. Policies are flowing and converging to produce a singular vision of ‘best practice’ based on the methods...

    Published February 28th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Foucault and Education

    Disciplines and Knowledge

    Edited by Stephen J. Ball

    First published in 1990, this book was the first to explore Foucault's work in relation to education, arguing that schools, like prisons and asylums, are institutions of moral and social regulation, complex technologies of disciplinary control where power and knowledge are crucial. Original and...

    Published February 20th 2012 by Routledge

  8. How Schools Do Policy

    Policy Enactments in Secondary Schools

    By Stephen J Ball, Meg Maguire, Annette Braun

    Over the last 20 years, international attempts to raise educational standards and improve opportunities for all children have accelerated and proliferated. This has generated a state of constant change and an unrelenting flood of initiatives, changes and reforms that need to be ‘implemented’ by...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education

    Edited by Michael W. Apple, Stephen J. Ball, Luis Armando Gandin

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks of Education

    This collection brings together many of the world’s leading sociologists of education to explore and address key issues and concerns within the discipline. The thirty-seven newly commissioned chapters draw upon theory and research to provide new accounts of contemporary educational processes,...

    Published March 1st 2011 by Routledge

  10. Education, Globalisation and New Times

    21 Years of the Journal of Education Policy

    Edited by Stephen J. Ball, Ivor F. Goodson, Meg Maguire

    Series: Education Heritage

    Education, Globalisation and New Times comprises a selection of the most influential papers published over the twenty-one years of the Journal of Education Policy. Written by many of the leading scholars in the field, these seminal papers cover a variety of subjects, sectors and levels of...

    Published May 16th 2010 by Routledge

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