New Public Management in an age of austerity: knowledge and experience in further education (English)

Journal of Educational Administration and History
Routledge ; 2013

This article originates in a piece of educational research into the experiences of further education (FE) student teachers in the West Midlands region of England. This cohort of students experienced significant upheaval in their college workplaces and placements during the 2010/2011 academic year. Pressures on FE funding were exacerbated by a Comprehensive Spending Review by the coalition government in late 2010 – prompted by the on-going global economic crisis. Some of the repercussions of these funding cuts for staff and students in the sector are discussed in this article, as perceived by this cohort of student teachers working in a range of FE providers across the West Midlands. Many of these repercussions can broadly be seen as an extension of existing managerialist practices, as the justification for an increasing squeeze on local resource allocation continues to be a wider appeal to global market ‘realities’. But we theorise that new public management (NPM) plays an important role in a reductive kind of knowledge production for policy-makers which fuels and legitimises on-going policy intervention, and we see this as an important shaping force in the emerging professional identity of these new teachers.

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New Public Management and the modernisation of education systems 1
Gunter, Helen M. / Fitzgerald, Tanya | 2013
The case of ‘payment-by-results’: re-examining the effects of an incentive programme in nineteenth-century English schools
Jabbar, Huriya | 2013
New Public Management in an age of austerity: knowledge and experience in further education
Smith, Rob / O'Leary, Matt | 2013
Drawing a veil over managerialism: leadership and the discursive disguise of the New Public Management
Hall, David | 2013
Peter H.J.H. Gosden, MA, PhD, FRHistS, FRSA
Jenkins, Edgar | 2013
Academies! Academies! Academies!
Bates, Richard | 2013
Academies and educational reform: governance, leadership and strategy
Hatcher, Richard | 2013
International students negotiating higher education: critical perspectives
McLaren, Sarah | 2013

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