Hannes Heise

Chancengleichheit und neue Steuerung: Zwölf Jahre New Labour in England

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Neo-liberal measures (marketisation, privatisation and output control) were implemented in England in the late 1980s. New Labour took over in 1997. They did not abolish, but pursued this efficiency oriented policy even though theoretical analysis and empirical evidence suggest that equality of oppor-tunity decreases as a consequence. However, this policy was combined with the objective to improve equity in education. This paper investigates the type of equity promoting policies that were developed within a context of neo-liberal governance. What are the tensions between an equity oriented and an efficiency oriented governance regime? What threats and opportunities emerge from this tension? The research is based on two theoretical discourses: the theory of institutional discrimination and a concept of educational governance that has been developed in German speaking countries in recent years. The study reveals an extensive change in the types of policies used to promote equity in education – and various consequences, depending on the kind of policy and the kind of data that is being used.

Heise H. (2009). Chancengleichheit und neue Steuerung: Zwölf Jahre New Labour in England. Tertium Comparationis, 15(2), . https://www.waxmann.com/artikelART100062