School and Society in the Conservative Restoration
"An outstanding work of educational theory and history."—John Coatsworth, University of Chicago
1. The hinge of 1969
Authority makes war on the 1960s:
the theme of 'settling for less' in school and society
2. Settling for less, 1971-5:
the war for 'careerism'
Career education depresses
activism and aspirations
3. Settling for less, 1975-82:
the war on 'illiteracy'
The Literacy Crisis and back-to-basics
4. Settling for less, 1982-4:
the war for 'excellence' and against 'mediocrity'
Authority and inequality disguised as excellence and high-tech
5. The hinge of 1983
Answers rise like angels:
agendas for transformation