From Reform to Restructuring of Education

  • Stewart Ranson
Part of the Government Beyond the Centre book series (GBC)


The present phase of the Conservative Government’s movement to reform education has taken a decisive turn. Under the mask of continuing the changes begun in 1988 the legislative proposals of 1992–93 in fact mark a final break with the postwar values of universalism in favour of an earlier tradition, never eliminated, of private and selective education. At the centre of the new programme lies an attack upon the public and democratic foundations of education and upon the equal opportunities they strive to constitute.


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