Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847427366 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781847427359 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America only

Transforming Education Policy

Shaping a Democratic Future

Philip A. Woods

Philip A. Woods

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

215 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2011
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847427366 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781847427359 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America only

Education is in a state of continual change and schools ever more diverse. People want more participation and meaning in their lives; organisations want more creativity and flexibility. Building on these trends, this timely book argues that a new paradigm is emerging in education, sowing the seeds of a self-organising system that values holistic democracy. It is an essential read for anyone (academics, policy-makers, practitioners, students, parents, school sponsors and partners) who is interested in how education can broaden its horizons.

Contents
Acknowledgements

1. New openings
2. Driving democracy
3. Radicalising entrepreneurialism
4. The rise of plural control
5. A different view: organic meta-governance
6. The concept of adaptive strategies
7. Embodying change
8. Degrees of democracy
9. Practice in the making
10. Energies for change

Notes
References
Index
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