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The rise of plural control<sup>1</sup>

Philip A. Woodes

in Transforming education policy

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9781847427366
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304067 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847427366.003.0004
The rise of plural control1

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This chapter examines the 1988 Education Reform Act in England. It particularly examines the change in governance that took place, highlighting the development of an education system that is more in semblance with the governance model of plurally controlled schooling. While the focus of this chapter is on England, the directions of change and conceptual frameworks that are presented and outlined in the following chapters are also considered. Some of the topics discussed herein include; central control, which is manifested in content change such as modifications of curriculum and structural change; and autonomy, which aimed to replicate competitive market governance and which is hoped to advocate the empowerment for educational stakeholders.

Keywords: Education Reform Act; change in governance; education system; plurally controlled schooling; central control; autonomy

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