IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Contracts and Competition? A Reflection on the Nature and Effects of Recent Legislation on Modes of Control in Schools

  • Broadbent, Jane
  • Laughlin, Richard
Registered author(s):

    This paper examines the extent to which recent legislative changes in schools have introduced 'the market' as a mode of control. The legislative reforms of the Education Reform Act (1988) can be seen as part of an ongoing attempt to change the public sector in the United Kingdom and internationally. In order to examine the changes, the authors build a heuristic framework to develop 'ideal type' models of markets, hierarchies, and clans, thus developing the ideas of W. Ouchi (1979). They argue that that the Education Reform Act and the subsequent and related legislation form an initiative which, while justified by an appeal to market-based control, has a strong centralizing tendency, seeking to restrict the autonomy of professionals. Copyright 1997 by Oxford University Press.

    To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
    1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
    2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
    3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

    Article provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Cambridge Journal of Economics.

    Volume (Year): 21 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 2 (March)
    Pages: 277-90

    as
    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:oup:cambje:v:21:y:1997:i:2:p:277-90
    Contact details of provider: Postal: Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, UK
    Fax: 01865 267 985
    Web page: http://www.cje.oupjournals.org/
    Email:

    Order Information: Web: http://www.oup.co.uk/journals

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:oup:cambje:v:21:y:1997:i:2:p:277-90. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Oxford University Press)

    or (Christopher F. Baum)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.