Governments and Professional Education by Edited by Tony Becher hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press, 1994, Hardback.
From the cover: This book focuses on the interplay between national, state and local administrations on the one hand and various forms of professional education on the other. Two approaches are adopted in exploring this issue. The first examines particular professions across a number of national contexts; the second starts with governmental policies in a particular country and explores their effects on a variety of professions. The former group of chapters covers engineering, teacher education, medicine, social work and law; the latter encompasses the USA, Sweden and the UK. An introductory overview looks in general at the professions, state and government; and the concluding chapter analyses the main issues raised by the various contributions. The volume as a whole offers a set of insights into the pros and cons of political involvement in the determination of professional curricula, set firmly in a comparative Euro-American context.
Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners’ inscription to the first blank.
[X] 190 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.