Governing through Data in English Education

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Lawn, Martin (2011)
  • Publisher: Education Inquiry
  • Journal: Education Inquiry (issn: 2000-4508, eissn: 2000-4508)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/edui.v2i2.21980
  • Subject: data, education, schools, performance, system, city

In England, over the last decade, powerful technologies and software have enabled a new way of governing education through performance data. This has allowed the landscape of education to be reshaped. Its surface features continue but underneath new connections are made and older relations severed. Data flows travel between schools and central government through private company conduits. The local authority, “City”, studied here in a case study is bypassed and yet still tries to retain a positive local role.Keywords: data, education, schools, performance, system, city(Published: 1 June 2011)Citation: Education Inquiry Vol. 2, No. 2, May 2011, pp.277–288
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