Unearthing Policies of Instrumentalization in English Religious Education Using Statement Archaeology (Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics) (Paperback)

Unearthing Policies of Instrumentalization in English Religious Education Using Statement Archaeology (Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics) By Jonathan Doney Cover Image

Unearthing Policies of Instrumentalization in English Religious Education Using Statement Archaeology (Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics) (Paperback)

$48.95


Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
(This book cannot be returned.)

This book presents the theoretical basis and practical steps involved in using Statement Archaeology, an innovative method that enhances understandings of policy development, exemplifying its use in relation to one curriculum subject, Religious Education.

The book is the first of its kind to fully describe the theoretical foundations of Statement Archaeology and the practical steps in its deployment, acting as a methodological handbook that will enable readers to use the method subsequently in their own research. Further, the book offers an unparalleled contribution to the historical account of the development and maintenance of compulsory RE in English state-maintained schools and uses this to engage with key current debates in Religious Education policy. It unearths important insights into how the present is built, informs future policy direction and potential implementation strategies, and helps prevent the repetition of unsuccessful past endeavours.

This book will be of great interest for academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of religious education, educational policy and politics, and research methods in education.

Jonathan Doney is a lecturer at the University of Exeter's Graduate School of Education where he teaches history of education and education policy. His research interests focus on educational policy development, methodological innovation and the transmission of educational ideas.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367682712
ISBN-10: 0367682710
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 1st, 2022
Pages: 198
Language: English
Series: Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics