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Negotiating subject hierarchies: neo-liberal influences on the comprehensive curriculum in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Lynch, Raymond
dc.contributor.author McGarr, Oliver
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-06T09:57:37Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-06T09:57:37Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5374
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This article critically examines the relationship between recent educational policy and the advancement of second-level subject hierarchies in Ireland. The paradox of promoting an individual subject by means of the matriculation system, while also calling for a broad and balanced curriculum, is questioned. The apparent retreat from a commitment to comprehensive education is discussed with respect to a neo-liberal agenda in education and a modernist-vocational ideology of curriculum development. The article concludes with a discussion on the place of subject-based curricula and a call for more balanced debate around educational policy, which may result in the promotion of subject boundaries. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Educational Policy;30 (5), pp. 721-739
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0895904814550077
dc.subject comprehensive curriculum en_US
dc.subject subject hierarchy en_US
dc.subject subject boundaries en_US
dc.subject educational policy en_US
dc.subject MATHEMATICS en_US
dc.subject education en_US
dc.subject mathematics en_US
dc.title Negotiating subject hierarchies: neo-liberal influences on the comprehensive curriculum in Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2016-10-27T11:43:14Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0895904814550077
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1645414
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Educational Policy
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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