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Risk Society and School Educational Policy


Rodwell, GW, Risk Society and School Educational Policy, Routledge, Oxford, UK, pp. 226. ISBN 978-0-367-00044-8 (2019) [Authored Research Book]

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Copyright 2019 Grant Rodwell

DOI: doi:10.4324/9780429444036


Risk Society and School Educational Policy explores the impact of risk society on policy in the US, UK and Australia through both practical and theoretical perspectives. The book develops an in-depth understanding of risk society itself, and guides the reader in applying this knowledge to the problem of how this impacts policy and practice in school education.

Drawing on work by Ulrich Beck and Anthony Giddens, Rodwell explores the development of risk society as a field of interest, discussing its history, contemporary significance and links with neoliberalism, school education, and both mainstream and social media. He also examines its impact on government policies and the practical implications of how this impacts the educational experiences of children around the globe today.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:policy studies, curriculum, sociology of education
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Management, resources and leadership
UTAS Author:Rodwell, GW (Dr Grant Rodwell)
ID Code:132620
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2019-05-15
Last Modified:2020-05-12

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