Transforming Education Policy

Shaping a Democratic Future

Philip A. Woods

Transforming Education Policy

Philip A. Woods

Distributed for Bristol University Press

215 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2011
Paper $40.95 ISBN: 9781847427359 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9781847427366 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America only

Education is in a state of continual change and schools ever more diverse. People want more participation and meaning in their lives; organisations want more creativity and flexibility. Building on these trends, this timely book argues that a new paradigm is emerging in education, sowing the seeds of a self-organising system that values holistic democracy. It is an essential read for anyone (academics, policy-makers, practitioners, students, parents, school sponsors and partners) who is interested in how education can broaden its horizons.


1. New openings
2. Driving democracy
3. Radicalising entrepreneurialism
4. The rise of plural control
5. A different view: organic meta-governance
6. The concept of adaptive strategies
7. Embodying change
8. Degrees of democracy
9. Practice in the making
10. Energies for change

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