Commentary: MARGARET THATCHER, THATCHERISM AND EDUCATION

Reginald Edwards

Abstract


The changes in educational policy in Britain that are being promoted by Margaret Thatcher's government are of such significance that educators in North America might be well advised to take notice of them. Professor Buck, in the Winter issue of this journal, detailed many of these changes and compared them to the policies of Matthew Arnold.

In this commentary, an attempt is made to examine the personal and political background of Margaret Thatcher and to draw some inferences about the origin of her ideas and policies, which have come to be known commonly as "Thatcherism."

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