Power, Democracy - and Democracy in Education

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 54 Number 2 (2012)

Power, Democracy - and Democracy in Education
KEN JONES pages 205-214
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2012.54.2.205


This article addresses questions of workplace democracy, particularly in relation to school education. Following Luciano Canfora in treating democracy as 'the rule of the many', it traces the post-1945 rise of workplace democracy, and its post-1979 decline. Analysing the constitution of contemporary schooling in England, the article concludes that it has been de-democratised. It suggests, however, that in the increasingly difficult situation in which the neo-liberal project of education finds itself, the efficacy and legitimacy of this system of governance will be increasingly questioned.

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KEN JONES (2012) Power, Democracy - and Democracy in Education, FORUM, 54(2), 205-214. https://doi.org/10.2304/forum.2012.54.2.205

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