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    Educational Developmentalists Divided? Patrick Cannon, Patrick Hillery and the Economics of Education in the Early 1960s


    Murray, Peter (2010) Educational Developmentalists Divided? Patrick Cannon, Patrick Hillery and the Economics of Education in the Early 1960s. Economic and Social Review, 41 (3). pp. 325-348. ISSN 0012-9984

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    Abstract

    The catalytic effect of the OECD-linked study that produced Investment in Education is a much celebrated episode of Ireland?s modernisation. A remarkably broad cross-departmental consensus supported the initiative. Bureaucratic caution and ministerial self-preservation were set aside to allow a ?warts and all? portrait of Irish education to be painted by the study team. Special efforts were made to focus public attention on the findings of a damning report that legitimated a quickening pace of government action to increase access to an expanded, rationalised and reoriented education system. But, as well as developmentalist triumph over conservatism in the education field, there was also significant division between state and civil society developmentalists. This is examined through an analysis of the relationship between the Federation of Lay Catholic Secondary Schools and the Department of Education.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Educational Developmentalists; Patrick Cannon; Patrick Hillery; Economics; Education; Early 1960s;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 9066
    Depositing User: Peter Murray
    Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 15:39
    Journal or Publication Title: Economic and Social Review
    Publisher: ESRI
    Refereed: Yes
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