PAUL ADAMS is an associate professor of journalism and communications at Carleton University, and a veteran of CBC Television's "The National", CBC Radio, and the "Globe and Mail". His specialty is political reporting, and he has been posted in the Middle East, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Edmonton. Formerly he worked for EKOS Research, where he managed political polling conducted for the "Toronto Star", "La Presse", and the CBC. He is author of "Summer of the Heart: Saving Alexandre", which was shortlisted for the Writers' Trust biography prize in 2004.
Capturing the essential aspects of educational policy over the last thirty years, the book provides an overview of political themes in education demonstrating how education policy has progressed and the effect this and politics have had on schools. It then covers key themes such as performance, choice and professionalism to show how education policy is constructed and implemented and how this has impacted on education in practice.
• activities that can be undertaken individually or as a group to promote discussion
• annotated further reading lists;
• chapter overviews and summaries
Written as part of the Foundations in Education Studies series, this timely textbook is essential reading for students coming to the study of education policy for the first time.