- x, 214 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
- Contents: Preface -- Introduction -- The looming presence of risk society -- Risk society theory arrives -- Young people and families living in risk society -- Risk society theory, neoliberalism, school education, mainstream and social media -- National governments respond -- National standardised testing and reporting -- National curricular -- Teachers, universities and teacher preparation -- Contexts -- bringing it together -- Index.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "Risk Society and School Educational Policy explores the impact of risk society on policy in the US, UK and Australia through both practical and theoretical perspectives. The book both develops an in-depth understanding of risk society itself, and guides the reader in applying this knowledge to the problem of how this impacts policy and practice in school education. Drawing on work by Ulrich Beck and Anthony Giddens, Rodwell explores the development of risk society as a field of interest, discussing its history, contemporary significance, and links with neoliberalism, school education, and both mainstream and social media. He also examines its impact on government policies and the practical implications of how this impacts the educational experiences of children around the globe today. A book for policy professionals, researchers, academics and postgraduate students interested in Education Studies, Theory, and Policy, and International and Comparative Education, Risk Society and School Educational Policy is the first international academic monograph published in the field'--