Revue Française de Pédagogie (166) pp 5-16

The title translates as “Le New Labour et la troisième voie : une évolution de la politique de l’éducation pour une évolution de la classe moyenne

This article aims to explore and study the complex relations between educational policies that have been set up in England for several decades and the middle-class. The analyses developed in this text are based on longitudinal research work. They show how England’s successive political regimes have tried to combine the demands from the middle-class; the weigh of which was increasing as they were becoming more heterogeneous. This process has lead to a chaotic and confusing school system.