Stability and Change during Periods of Re-organisation: A Cultural Historical Investigation into Children’s Services (in England)

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/600926
Title:
Stability and Change during Periods of Re-organisation: A Cultural Historical Investigation into Children’s Services (in England)
Authors:
Wiseman, Paul
Abstract:
This paper presents the findings of a quasi-longitudinal investigation of the lived experiences of Children’s Service professionals (in England) between 2004 and 2012. The research aimed to gain an understanding of the factors which shape and transform collective professional behaviour during periods of national policy reform. Cultural historical activity theory formed the analytical framework which helped identify features of professional practice which changed or remained the same; thereby giving insight into ‘the change process’ within large organisations. The findings identified a movement from universal provision of services to one that adopted an increasingly business orientated approach. Multi-agency partnership working remained evident throughout; from policy ambition in 2004 to one embedded in practice through necessity within an environment of decreasing financial and human resources.
Publisher:
Infonomics Society
Journal:
International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education (IJCDSE),
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/600926
Additional Links:
http://http://infonomics-society.ie/ijcdse/published-papers/special-issue-volume-5-2015
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2042-6364
Appears in Collections:
Critical Policy Studies in Education Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWiseman, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-08T15:47:30Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-08T15:47:30Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.issn2042-6364en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/600926en
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the findings of a quasi-longitudinal investigation of the lived experiences of Children’s Service professionals (in England) between 2004 and 2012. The research aimed to gain an understanding of the factors which shape and transform collective professional behaviour during periods of national policy reform. Cultural historical activity theory formed the analytical framework which helped identify features of professional practice which changed or remained the same; thereby giving insight into ‘the change process’ within large organisations. The findings identified a movement from universal provision of services to one that adopted an increasingly business orientated approach. Multi-agency partnership working remained evident throughout; from policy ambition in 2004 to one embedded in practice through necessity within an environment of decreasing financial and human resources.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInfonomics Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://http://infonomics-society.ie/ijcdse/published-papers/special-issue-volume-5-2015en
dc.subjectChildren's servicesen
dc.subjectCollective behaviouren
dc.subjectProfessional transformationen
dc.subjectCultural historical activity theoryen
dc.titleStability and Change during Periods of Re-organisation: A Cultural Historical Investigation into Children’s Services (in England)en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education (IJCDSE),en
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