The relation between ideologies and policies in the debate about comprehensive schools 1944-1970

Bilski, Raphaella (1971) The relation between ideologies and policies in the debate about comprehensive schools 1944-1970. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The thesis analyses the relation between the ideologies of the Labour and the Convservative parties and their respective policies in the debate about the comprehensive school during the perios 1944-1970. It is primarily an attempt to test the thesis of the inevitable connection between ideology and politics, and to examine the process of ideological adaptation in each of the two parties, using the specific case study about the comprehensive school debate. The conclusion draws together the strands of analysis and presents a comparison between the two parties both on the ideological and on the policy level. It examines the nature and reasns of the consensus, which has been shown to exist only on the policy level. Several modifications or elaborations of the framework are suggested in the light of the findings of the case study. The mein general assumptions with which the case study started are re-examined and among others, the basic one, i.e., the continuous connection between ideologies and policies in the comprehensive school debate, is reaffirmed, finally, theoretical and practical implications drawn from the case study are presented. Some modifications to genrally accepted assertions about the nature of british politics are introduced, and more emphasis on instrumental questions as well as a greater authority in the policy making process for professtionally equipped people is advocated. (Abstract shortened by ProQuest.).

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: W JM Mackenzie
Keywords: Education policy, Education history
Date of Award: 1971
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1971-72115
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 17 May 2019 12:56
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 12:56
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/72115

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