Changing practices, changing education

Kemmis, Stephen, Wilkinson, Jane, Edwards-Groves, Christine, Hardy, Ian, Grootenboer, Peter and Bristol, Laurette Changing practices, changing education. Singapore: Springer, 2014. doi:10.1007/978-981-4560-47-4

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Author Kemmis, Stephen
Wilkinson, Jane
Edwards-Groves, Christine
Hardy, Ian
Grootenboer, Peter
Bristol, Laurette
Title Changing practices, changing education
Place of Publication Singapore
Publisher Springer
Publication year 2014
Sub-type Research book (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-981-4560-47-4
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 9789814560474
ISBN 9789814560467
Language eng
Start page 1
End page 278
Total number of pages 278
Year available 2014
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Few phenomena are as crucial to human life and as tricky to figure out as education. In recent years the world has witnessed a plethora of efforts to deal with the complexities of this enterprise by specifying common policies and standards as well as precise performance metrics for all schools located in particular, large-scale (often national) jurisdictions. The authors of this outstanding new book, Changing Practices, Changing Education, claim that this approach—which they call New Public Management—strips education of its proper goal, that of preparing students to live well in a world worth living in, and transforms education into standardized, factorylike schooling. The antidote to this baneful effort is the realization that education always transpires in particular sites and can achieve its promise if it and its transformation are conceptualized as such. The authors acknowledge that the idea that education always transpires in particular places and should be attended to as such is not new. What this book brilliantly provides is a new way to understand this truth and, thereby, a new conception of a path whereby education can fulfil its mission.
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