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Author Taylor, Alison, 1959-

Title The politics of educational reform in Alberta / Alison Taylor
Published Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 356 pages)
Summary The Politics of Educational Reform in Alberta presents a case study of educational restructuring in Alberta during the 'Klein revolution' - the period of dramatic political and economic change introduced by Premier Ralph Klein's Conservative government of the 1990s. The government's 1994 business plan introduced funding cuts in education, the amalgamation of school boards, the centralization of funding, charter school legislation, expanded provincial testing, and mandatory school councils. The buzzwords for education reform were efficiency, accountability, and choice. Alison Taylor rigorously examines Klein's 'three-year plan' of school reform to unveil the ways in which the Alberta government allied itself with corporate interests. She also examines what happens to the voices of teachers, parents and labour groups who have a different idea of what school should be. The Politics of Educational Reform in Alberta is a timely and much-needed book. This multi-faceted view of corporate involvement in schooling will be invaluable to policy makers, educators, academics, journalists, and concerned parents
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
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Subject Business and education -- Alberta.
Education and state -- Alberta.
Education -- Aims and objectives -- Alberta.
Educational change -- Alberta.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 128199586X
1442682086 (electronic bk.)
9781281995865
9781442682085 (electronic bk.)
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