This book discusses conservative education policies since 1979 by referring to beliefs, values and attitudes. It relates ideology to policies and provides some background about the years before 1979 – definitions of Conservatism and descriptions of Tory beliefs and traditional Conservative views on education. The second part of the book provides a brief outline of the years between the 1944 Education Act and 1979.

part I|38 pages


part II|67 pages

The Ideological Years 1979–94

part III|32 pages

The Future

part IV|9 pages


chapter Chapter 9|7 pages

Summary and Conclusion