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  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Open University Press; Reprint edition (1 Mar. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0335195202
  • ISBN-13: 978-0335195206
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 566,099 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"There have been a few fine books already on this topic...but damned few, and none with the calm detestation of this one with its long, careful historiography, the noble reclamation of the vocabulary of T H Green and R H Tawney, the steadiness once more to use such terms as equality, dignity, and the good society." - T.E.S. "Whatever the route, the debate Carr & Hartnett wishto promote can be welcomed." - British Educational Research Journal

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Anthony Hartnett is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. His previous publications include: The Social Sciences in Education (1984) and (with Michael Naish) Theory and the Practice of Education (1976) and Education and Society Today (1986). He has been European editor of the Journal of Curriculum Studies and is currently an Executive editor of Curriculum Studies.

Wilfred Carr is Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield. His previous publications include: Quality in Teaching (1989), For Education (1995) and (with Stephen Kemmis) Becoming Critical (1985). He is currently an Executive editor of Curriculum Studies.

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Although many people still take the view that 'education should be kept out of politics', questions about the social, economic and cultural purposes of education have always been the subject of contentious political debate. Read the first page
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Sept. 1999
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Carr and Hartnett have produced a well-researched volume which does not intend to answer the serious educational questions that they pose. Rather they challenge teachers, educationalists and politicians to consider the dramatic changes in education over recent years which may have jeopardised democratic values in Britain. In tracing the battle of ideas both within and between political parties they have been able to spotlight how vulnerable education is as an election tool and how vulnerable the teaching profession is to accusations of providing irrelevant and 'progressive' subjects. The seemingly endless English pre-occupation between what is education and what is training; what is relevant for work and what is relevant for life is covered with passion. History and tradition are important in English schooling and the authors have covered significant decisions and legislation with skill to paint an interesting and readable account of why we have our present institutional and educational structure. This is a thought-provoking and essential book for people who believe in democratic values.
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This book might appear to be out of date given the year - but its an absorbing take on many of the key educational questions. If you are interested in the relationship between democracy and education then you should read this book.
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By Kiran S. on 14 Oct. 2014
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Decent book that did it's job
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By yanran on 8 Oct. 2014
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