Meritocracy Citizenship and Education

This fascinating book takes this anniversary as its starting point for an analysis and critique of meritocracy, citizenship and education.

Meritocracy  Citizenship and Education

This monograph celebrates the 50th anniversary of Michael Young's iconic book The Rise of the Meritocracy by analysing the ideas behind meritocracy, citizenship and education. Within the context of Young's ideologies and influences on education the support for meritocracy under New Labour in the UK is examined. The book then goes on to examine Bew Labour's idea of active citizenship. The aim is to go beyond exposition to develop a sustained critique, particularly of New Labour's over-centralising tendencies and the associated erosion of local and institutional democracy.

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Meritocracy, Citizenship and Education
Language: en
Pages: 201
Authors: John Beck
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-05-20 - Publisher: Continuum

This monograph celebrates the 50th anniversary of Michael Young's iconic book The Rise of the Meritocracy by analysing the ideas behind meritocracy, citizenship and education. Within the context of Young's ideologies and influences on education the support for meritocracy under New Labour in the UK is examined. The book then
Debates in Citizenship Education
Language: en
Pages: 221
Authors: James Arthur, Hilary Cremin
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Routledge

What are the key issues in Citizenship Education today? Debates in Citizenship Education encourages student and practising teachers to engage with and reflect on some of the key topics, concepts and debates that they will have to address throughout their career. It places the specialist field of Citizenship Education in
The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Christopher A. Paul
Categories: Games & Activities
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-20 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

An avid gamer and sharp media critic explains meritocracy’s negative contribution to video game culture—and what can be done about it Video games have brought entertainment, education, and innovation to millions, but gaming also has its dark sides. From the deep-bred misogyny epitomized by GamerGate to the endemic malice of
Against Meritocracy
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Jo Littler
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-16 - Publisher: Routledge

Meritocracy today involves the idea that whatever your social position at birth, society ought to offer enough opportunity and mobility for ‘talent’ to combine with ‘effort’ in order to ‘rise to the top’. This idea is one of the most prevalent social and cultural tropes of our time, as palpable
Equality in the Secondary School
Language: en
Pages: 318
Authors: Mike Cole
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-12-22 - Publisher: A&C Black

Draws together a wealth of knowledge from a varied list of contributors all of whom recognise the importance of promoting equality in secondary schools.