Speakers: Stephen Ball - Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education, Institute of Education, Meg Maguire - Professor of Sociology of Education, King’s College London, Annette Braun - Lecturer in Sociology, City University London
EVENT LOCATION: THE POOL, COLLEGE BUILDING, CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON, EC1V 0HB.
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Over the last 20 years, international attempts to raise educational standards and improve opportunities for all children have accelerated and proliferated. This has generated a state of constant change and an unrelenting flood of initiatives, changes and reforms that need to be 'implemented' by schools. In response to this, a great deal of attention has been given to evaluating 'how well' policies are realised in practice - implemented. Less attention has been paid to understanding how schools actually deal with these multiple, and sometimes contradictory, policy demands. How schools are creatively working to interpret policy texts and translate these into practices in real material conditions and with varying resources - how policies are enacted.
Based on a long-term qualitative study of four 'ordinary' secondary schools, and working on the interface of theory with data, this book explores how schools and teachers enact, rather than implement, policy. We are aiming to offer an original and grounded analysis of how schools 'do' policy, please join us for the launch of our new book, published by Routledge in December 2011.
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6.00pm - 7.00pmTuesday 31st January 2012
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