Based on extended, intensive fieldwork in an Australian high school, Challenging the System illuminates issues faced on a daily basis by
teachers and educational administrators in many parts of the world. Forsey highlights the tensions arising between neo-liberal emphasis on
individual school communities as the engine for competitive excellence in education, and the need for those responsible for running public
education to maintain some degree of equity across the whole system. He shows that reforms based purely on market forces are not only
undesirable, they are imposible to achieve. Governments do not want to lose control of highly significant cultural and political systems, nor
can they stray too far from at least appearing to support the egalitarian ideals purportedly underpinning modern democracies.
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Foreword.; Acknowledgments.; Chapter 1: Devolution in Practice.; Chapter 2: Neoliberalism and Schools: Global Ideals, Local Realities.; Chapter 3: A Good Ship to Sail.; Chapter 4: Maintaining the Good Ship.; Chapter 5: Disturbing the Millpond.; Chapter 6: Conduct Unbecalming.; Chapter 7: Challenging the System?; Chapter 8: What Shall We Do?.; References.; Index.
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