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1979–1987: The Introduction of Competition into Education
1979–1987: The introduction of competition into education
Introduction

Chapter 4 is concerned with the period from 1979 to 1987, ending just prior to the Education Reform Act of 1988. The chapter begins by setting out the political context within which policy was decided, and also the context within schools and colleges at the time. Subsequently there is a detailed consideration of the role of the Education Secretaries Mark Carlisle, Keith Joseph and Kenneth Baker who were in office during this time and of the development of education policy under their leadership. Kenneth Baker was interviewed for this book ...

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