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Neoliberalism Critical Pedagogy And Education

Author : Ravi Kumar
ISBN : 9781317335177
Genre : Education
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This volume examines the role of neoliberalism and its impact on education in South Asia. It contends that education is in a state of crisis across the world. This is reflected not only in the way the state has withdrawn to pave way for private capital but also in the manner in which knowledge and ways of understanding the world are being challenged by manipulation and adverse influences. A process of ‘factoryisation’ is underway as disciplining of human minds and redefinition of the purpose of human existence are being geared to fall in line with the needs of private capital. The book brings together incisive contributions from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal to explore newer possibilities to deal with the educational crisis, and looks at a range of critical themes in education: pedagogy, teacher–learner relationship, teacher education, the state of the university, and policy. Rich in content, critical and insightful, this book will be a valuable addition for scholars and researchers of education and education policy, sociology, public policy and South Asian Studies.
Category: Education

Critical Pedagogy And Teacher Education In The Neoliberal Era

Author : Susan L. Groenke
ISBN : 1402095880
Genre : Education
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Susan L. Groenke and J. Amos Hatch It does not feel safe to be critical in university-based teacher education programs right now, especially if you are junior faculty. In the neoliberal era, critical teacher education research gets less and less funding, and professors can be denied tenure or lose their jobs for speaking out against the status quo. Also, we know that the pedagogies critical teacher educators espouse can get beginning K–12 teachers fired or shuffled around, especially if their students’ test scores are low. This, paired with the resistance many of the future teachers who come through our programs—predominantly White, middle-class, and happy with the current state of affairs—show toward critical pedagogy, makes it seem a whole lot easier, less risky, even smart not to “do” critical pedagogy at all. Why bother? We believe this book shows we have lots of reasons to “bother” with critical pe- gogy in teacher education, as current educational policies and the neoliberal discourses that vie for the identities of our own local contexts increasingly do not have education for the public good in mind. This book shows teacher educators taking risks, seeking out what political theorist James Scott has called the “small openings” for resistance in the contexts that mark teacher education in the early twenty-first century.
Category: Education

On Critical Pedagogy

Author : Henry A. Giroux
ISBN : 9781441116222
Genre : Education
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Teaching Against Global Capitalism And The New Imperialism

Author : Peter McLaren
ISBN : 9780742510395
Genre : Education
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This book will address a number of urgent themes in education today that include multiculturalism, the politics of whiteness, the globalization of capital, neoliberalism, postmodernism, imperialism, and current debates in Marxist social theory. The above themes will be linked to critical educational praxis, particularly to teaching activities within urban schools. Finally, the book will develop the basis for a wider political project directed at resisting and transforming economic exploitation, cultural homogenization, political repression, and gender inequality. Recent and widespread scholarly attention has been given to the unabated mercilessness of global capitalism. Little opposition exists as capital runs amok, unhampered and undisturbed by the tectonic upheaval that is occurring in the geopolitical landscape that has recently witnessed the collapse of the Soviet Union and the regimes of the Eastern Bloc. As we examine education policies within the context of economic globalization, we attempt to address the extent to which the pedagogy and politics of everyday life has fallen under the sway of what we identify as cultural and economic imperialism. Finally, the book raises a number of urgent questions: What are the current limitations to educational reform efforts among the educational left? What are some of the problems associated with certain developments within postmodern education? How can a return to Marxist theory and revolutionary politics revitalize the educational left at a time when capitalism appears to be unstoppable? What actions need to be taken in both local and global arenas to overcome the exploitation that the globalization of capital has wreaked upon the world?
Category: Education

Tep Vol 30 N2

Author : Teacher Education and Practice
ISBN : 9781475837520
Genre : Education
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001 – Whither Teacher Education in an Era of the Neoliberal Social Imaginary? Patrick M. Jenlink 002 – Accountability as a Technology of Governmentality: Policy and Disruption on Teaching Practice Denise LaVoie La France 003 – The Master’s Tools: Revealing Doxic Foundations and (Re)Imagining Complexity to Position Future Teachers as Agentic Selves Mary Catherine Breen 004 – Neoliberalism, Critical Pedagogy and Forging the Next Revolution in Teacher Education Peter McLaren 005 – DIALOGUES OF TEACHER EDUCATION SECTION 005a – Jenlink.doc 005b – The Neoliberal Social Imaginary and Teacher Education Rebecca A. Goldstein 05c – Neoliberalism in Teacher Education: The Contradiction and the Dilemma Wayne Au 005d – The Trump Administration and Teacher Education: Thoughts From the First Days Lois Weiner 005e – The Guise of Neoliberal Ideology in Teacher Education Stephen Vassallo 005f – Teacher education and the reductions and restrictions of the neoliberal turn David Hall 005g – Eulogy for Democratic Teacher Education P. Taylor Webb 005h – Dismantling Public Schools: Reflections Against Neoliberal Education Policy Nathalia Jaramillo 005i – Neoliberalism and the Preparation of Bilingual Education Teachers Michael D. Guerrero 005j – Neoliberalism, Democracy, and the Question of Whose Knowledge to Teach Christine Sleeter 005k – Challenges and Possibilities of Teacher Education in Portugal in Neoliberal Times Maria Alfredo Moreira 005l – Making the Inherently Inefficient (More) Efficient: Neoliberalism as “Aim” in Teacher Education Zachary A. Casey 005m– Globalisation, Neoliberalism and Teacher Education Susan L. Robertson 005n – The Impact of Neoliberalism on Teacher Education: Some Reflections from Russia Ilghiz M. Sinagatillin 005o – Teaching Beyond Training: Breaking Paths Toward Justice Julie Gorlewski 005p – The MEMORANDUM Neill F. Armstrong 005q – Classroom Ready Teachers? Some Reflections on Teacher Education in Australia in an Age of Compliance Nicole Mockler 005r – Neoliberalism, Teacher Education, and Restricted Teacher Professionalism Lawrence Angus 005s – Teacher Education and the Renewal of Our Common World Anne Hales 005t – Troubled, Tired, but Fighting Back: Neoliberalism in Teacher Education Steve Grineski 006 – BOOK REVIEW: College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students Jeffrey Chua Call for Book Reviews Upcoming Issues and Call for Reviewers
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Neo Liberal Educational Reforms

Author : David Turner
ISBN : 9781135080457
Genre : Education
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This volume gathers a cast of eminent scholars for a critical and comparitive analysis of how neoliberal education policies have functioned in a range of countries in different stages of economic development. Treating case studies from Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East, the volume shows how globalization operates differently in different societal contexts.
Category: Education

Neoliberalism And Education Reform

Author : E. Wayne Ross
ISBN : 1572736763
Genre : Education
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This book has two primary goals: a critique of educational reforms that result from the rise of neoliberalism and to provide alternatives to neoliberal conceptions of education problems and solutions. A key issue addressed by contributors is how forms of critical consciousness can be engendered thought society via schools, that is, paying attention to the practical aspects of pedagogy for social transformation and organizing to achieve a most just society.
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Does Your Vote Count

Author : Paul R. Carr
ISBN : 1433108135
Genre : Education
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The public debate on democracy is often constrained within an alienating and disenfranchising narrative of opinion polls, campaign platforms, personalities and formal structures that generate legislation, all of which surreptitiously seems to trickle down to the classroom. Paul R. Carr asserts that democracy must be cultivated in a vigorous, conscientious, meaningful and critical way in and through education in order for it to have salience in society, especially within a neoliberal conjuncture that promotes limited space for epistemological interrogation of how we understand and are engaged in maintaining and/or transforming our societies. Building on the critical pedagogical work of Paulo Freire, Joe L. Kincheloe, and others, this book develops a framework for understanding how a thicker democratic education can be conceptualized and implemented in schools. The book aims to move the focus on democracy away from voting, and place it more properly on the importance of social justice and political literacy as a way of understanding what democracy is and, importantly, how to make it more relevant for all of society. The book concludes that another democracy is possible, as well as being desirable, and that education is the fundamental intersection in which it must be devloped. "Paul R. Carr has produced a rich and impressive examination of the multiplicity of relationships among notions of democratic formation, critical pedagogy, human rights, anti-racism, and feminist, anti-colonial, political and cultural studies. Drawing from a deep well of intriguing and eclectic sources..., he moves with clarity and elan between the brood and the narrow, the general and the specific to capture the power of theory without sacrificing the nitty-gritty of concrete practice. A balance of possibilities rather than false dualisms will be found here. Does Your Vote Count? has become an essential contribution to my own work and teaching." ---Tom Wilson, Chapman University
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The Sojo Journal

Author : Brad J. Porfilio
ISBN : 9781641132640
Genre : Education
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The SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education is an international peerreviewed journal of educational foundations. The Department of Educational Leadership at California State University, East Bay, whose mission is to prepare and influence bold, socially responsible leaders who will transform the world of schooling, hosts the journal. It publishes essays that examine contemporary educational and social contexts and practices from critical perspectives. The SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education is interested in research studies as well as conceptual, theoretical, philosophical, and policy?analysis essays that advance educational practices that challenge the existing state of affairs in society, schools, and (in)formal education. The SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education is necessary because currently there is not an exclusively international, Foundations of Education journal. For instance, three of the leading journal in Education Foundations journals (e.g., The Journal of Educational Studies, British Journal of Sociology of Education, The Journal of Educational Foundations) solicit manuscripts and support scholarship mainly from professors who reside in Britain and the United States. This journal is also unique because it will bring together scholars and practitioners from disciplines outside of Educational Foundations, who are equally committed to social hange and promoting equity and social justice inside and outside of K?16 schools.
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Policy And Research In Education

Author : Curry Malott
ISBN : 1433108291
Genre : Education
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There is a substantial body of important work that connects qualitative research and critical pedagogy at the level of teaching. Much of this literature is geared toward assisting teachers in becoming non-paternalistic agents of social change in their own classrooms. However, the connections between research and practice, from a critical pedagogical perspective, are far less frequently commented on at the level of policy. This book therefore seeks to provide educational leaders with a critical pedagogical approach to assess and reflect on their own work. The book is also designed to offer teachers and professors intellectual and practical tools for democratizing the leadership structures to which they are subjected. "This is a powerful text that turns the concept of leadership on its head and puts it back on its feet again!" Peter McLaren, Professor, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
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