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London Review of Education (LRE)


Issue 13.2, September 2015 - Education policy under the 2010–15 UK Coalition Government: Critical perspectives 

The London Review of Education (LRE) is an open-access peer-reviewed journal featuring rigorous, theoretically based research into contemporary education. It contains analysis of key themes in education and in any educational context, whether local, national or global. The most recent issue focuses on the impact of the UK Coalition Government on education policy and contributors felt that BELMAS members may be interested in the articles featured. 

Introduced by Professor Chris Husbands, Director of the UCL Institute of Education, common threads running through the issue reveal conflicting policy strategies, greater control from central government and strained relations with educationalists. Several articles look ahead to implications for the future.

To see more click here or view the table of contents below. 

CONTENTS (hyperlinks are to open-access material)

Introduction: Making sense of the Coalition - Chris Husbands

Socio-economic inequalities in English schooling under the Coalition Government 2010–15 - Ruth Lupton and Stephanie Thomson (with a video introduction by Ruth Lupton)

Education policy and governance in England under the Coalition Government (2010–15): Academies, the pupil premium and free early education - Anne West

British values and British identity: Muddles, mixtures and ways ahead - Robin Richardson

Policy on the primary curriculum since 2010: The demise of the expert view - Mark Brundrett

Mind the gap between the policy announcements and implementation: The Youth Contract and Jobcentre advisors role as careers educators for 18–24 year olds - Gabriella Cagliesi and Denise Hawkes

Fees, fairness and the National Scholarship Programme: Higher education policy in England and the Coalition Government - Helen Carasso and Andrew Gunn

The new statutory requirements in careers guidance in England and the implications for careers provision under the Coalition Government - Charlotte Chadderton

The politics of education revisited: Anthony Crosland and Michael Gove in historical perspective - Mike Finn

What has the Coalition Government done for the development of initial teacher education? - Jennie Golding

More fragmented, and yet more networked: Analysing the responses of two local authorities in England to the Coalition’s ‘self-improving school-led system’ reforms - Toby Greany

Early childhood education and care policy in England under the Coalition Government - Eva Lloyd

The impact of accountability reforms on the Key Stage 4 curriculum: How have changes to school and college performance tables affected pupil access to qualifications and subjects in secondary schools in England? - Meenakshi Parameshwaran and Dave Thomson

What has the Coalition Government done for higher education? - Paul Temple

Reversal Reversed? The new consensus on education and training - Patrick Ainley

Book Review: Authority and the Teacher, by William H. KitchenEkta Singla

Book Review: Education and the State: International perspectives on a changing relationship, edited by Carla Aubry, Michael Geiss, Veronika Magyar-Haas and Jürgen OelkersTom Woodin

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