Conservative Education Reloaded: Policy, Ideology and Impacts in England

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Hill, Dave, Lewis, Christine, Maisuria, A., Yarker, Patrick and Hill, James 2016. Conservative Education Reloaded: Policy, Ideology and Impacts in England. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies. 14 (3), pp. 1-42.
AuthorsHill, Dave, Lewis, Christine, Maisuria, A., Yarker, Patrick and Hill, James
Abstract

This article, written in December 2016 following the election in May 2016 of a
majority Conservative government, and the election to the leadership of the
Labour Party of Jeremy Corbyn, a left-wing social democrat, ‘Old Labour style
socialist’, revises and updates substantially a previous article of June 2015
published in this journal (Hill et al, 2015).
We set out, in Part One, empirical data about the current stage of capitalism,
the Immiseration stage of neo-liberal capitalism in England and highlight its
relationship with conservatism and neo-conservatism. We identify increased
societal inequalities, the assault by the capitalist State on its opponents such as
local councils and trade unions.
In Parts Two, and Three we describe and analyse what, respectively, neoliberalism
and neo-conservatism have done and are doing to education in
England- in the schools, further education, and university sectors, and the
continuity with policies of previous Conservative and Conservative-Liberal
Democrat Coalition governments.
In Part Four, we present three testimonies about the impacts of neo-liberalism/
neo-conservatism, two from the school sector, one from the further/ vocational
education sector, and briefly signal areas and forms of resistance. (1)

Keywordsimmiseration; neo-liberalism; neoconservative; education; policy; precarity
JournalJournal for Critical Education Policy Studies
Journal citation14 (3), pp. 1-42
ISSN1740-2743
Year2016
PublisherInstitue for Education Policy Studies in association with the Kapodistrian and National University of Athens (Greece).
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PrintDec 2016
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Deposited03 Jan 2017
Copyright informationThe Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (JCEPS) is also published as a print version (ISSN: 2051-0959) which is published by IEPS.
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