The Rich World and the Impoverishment of Education: Diminishing Democracy (Routledge Studies in Education and Neoliberalism)
Publisher: Routledge | Pages: 273 | PDF | Date: 2008-10-01 | ISBN: 0415957753 | 1,6MB
This book critically identifies and evaluates neoliberal policy and its impacts on schooling/ education in the Rich World. Chapters ask â ˜What Neoliberal Changes have taken place (e.g. privatisation, vouchers, marketisation, commercialization, school fees, new brutalist public managerialism, and the the assault on the comprehensive / common school principle and on democratic control of schools) and identify neoliberal `Driversâ ™ or Levers - national / transnational corporations, think tanks, pressure groups, state power, ideologies/ discourses. The contributors examine the impacts on equality, equal opportunities and access (social class; `raceâ ™/ ethnic/ linguistic groups; gender, rural/urban differentiation); democracy/ critical thinking; and the pay and conditions of education workers in England and Wales, USA, Australia, Canada, Finland, Portugal, Greece, Singapore and Japan.