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Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives

Lyn Tett and Mary Hamilton (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447350057
eISBN:
9781447350224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350057.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Neoliberalism has been widely criticised because of its role in prioritising ‘free markets’ as the optimum way of solving problems and organising society. In the field of education, this leads to an ... More


The marginalisation of popular education: 50 years of Danish adult education policy

Anne Larson and Pia Cort

in Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447350057
eISBN:
9781447350224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350057.003.0013
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Drawing on Biesta’s distinction between three functions of education: qualification, socialisation and subjectification, the chapter traces adult education policy in Denmark from the 1960s to the ... More


The appropriation of cultural, economic and normative frames of reference for adult education: an Italian perspective

Marcella Milana and Francesca Rapanà

in Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447350057
eISBN:
9781447350224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350057.003.0012
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This contribution sheds light on the complex dynamic that produces cultural, economic and normative frames of reference for popular adult education. A cultural frame is what gives meaning, and ... More


Leaving no one behind: bringing equity and inclusion back into education

Carlos Vargas-Tamez

in Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447350057
eISBN:
9781447350224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350057.003.0017
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter argues that equity and inclusion may be understood in different ways according to certain, dissimilar, philosophical traditions. This is exemplified by neoliberal interpretations of ... More


Research, adult literacy and criticality: catalysing hope and dialogic caring

Vicky Duckworth and Rob Smith

in Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447350057
eISBN:
9781447350224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350057.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This paper draws on a longitudinal UCU research project: FE in England - Transforming Lives and Communities to explore transformative teaching and learning in adult literacy education and to argue ... More


Minority Education in China: Balancing Unity and Diversity in an Era of Critical Pluralism

James Leibold and Yangbin Chen (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208135
eISBN:
9789888268283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208135.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This edited volume brings together essays by leading experts exploring different aspects of ethnic minority education in China: among these are the challenges associated with bilingual and trilingual ... More


Moving against and beyond neoliberal higher education in Ireland

Fergal Finnegan

in Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447350057
eISBN:
9781447350224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350057.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The chapter explores the impact of neoliberalism on Irish society and higher education (HE) and how this has been resisted. Taking a critical realist approach it seeks to analyse neoliberalism in HE ... More


Rethinking adult education for active participatory citizenship and resistance in Europe

George K. Zarifis

in Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447350057
eISBN:
9781447350224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350057.003.0016
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Based on the preliminary results of the European research project EduMAP the chapter discusses the widely recognised yet weakened position of active participatory citizenship and its role in the ... More


Adult basic education in Australia: in need of a new song sheet?

Keiko Yasukawa and Pamela Osmond

in Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447350057
eISBN:
9781447350224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350057.003.0014
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Adult Basic Education (ABE) emerged in Australia as an organic, practitioner-driven field motivated by social justice concerns; however, neoliberal ethos has now overtaken the driver’s seat of the ... More


Education policy and the European Semester: challenging soft power in hard times

Howard Stevenson, Alison Milner, Emily Winchip, and Lesley Hagger-Vaughan

in Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447350057
eISBN:
9781447350224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350057.003.0015
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Education policy is a national competence within European Union rules, and therefore the responsibility of national governments. However, encouraging education policy co-ordination across Member ... More


Resisting the neoliberal: parent activism in New York State against the corporate reform agenda in schooling

David Hursh, Sarah McGinnis, Zhe Chen, and Bob Lingard

in Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447350057
eISBN:
9781447350224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350057.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Over the last two decades, parents and community members in New York have increasingly resisted the neoliberal corporate reform agenda in schooling, including rejecting high-stakes testing. The ... More


Nourishing resistance and healing in dark times: teaching through a Body-Soul Rooted Pedagogy

Shiv Desai, Shawn Secatero, Mia Sosa-Provencio, and Annmarie Sheahan

in Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447350057
eISBN:
9781447350224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350057.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

For centuries, schooling has enacted trauma and cultural erasure. Today, the neoliberal corporate ‘reform’ agenda contributes to destabilizing communities and separating educators, children, and ... More


The employability skills discourse and literacy practitioners

Gwyneth Allatt and Lyn Tett

in Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447350057
eISBN:
9781447350224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350057.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter shows how the human capital model of knowledge that is embedded in transnational and national policies has led, in literacy programmes, to a focus on skills at the expense of wider ... More


Countering dull pedagogies: the power of teachers and artists working together

Pat Thomson and Christine Hall

in Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447350057
eISBN:
9781447350224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350057.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Neoliberal education policies, with their press for audit friendly checkpoints, produce dull pedagogies. In schools, the monotony of three-part lessons, shallow knowledges and multiple-choice testing ... More


Everyday activism: challenging neoliberalism for radical library workers in English higher education

Katherine Quinn and Jo Bates

in Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447350057
eISBN:
9781447350224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350057.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The purpose of this chapter is twofold: to examine the political position of academic librarianship in the context of recent changes in English Higher Education and to explore existing and emergent ... More


Strategies of resistance in the neoliberal university

Mary Hamilton

in Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447350057
eISBN:
9781447350224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350057.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Major changes are taking place in the UK university sector as HE is transformed into a high value commodity on the international market. These changes impact strongly on the day-to-day experience, ... More


Accountability literacies and conflictual cooperation in community-based organisations for young people in Québec

Virginie Thériault

in Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447350057
eISBN:
9781447350224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350057.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Since the beginning of the 1990s, the Canadian and Québec Governments have increased their involvement with community-based organisations partly because of their potential economic benefits for ... More


Making spaces in professional learning for democratic literacy education in the early years

Lori McKee, Rachel Heydon, and Elisabeth Davies

in Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447350057
eISBN:
9781447350224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350057.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Literacy instruction in Canadian classrooms is entangled in neoliberal discourses that can limit teachers’ professional learning opportunities, pedagogical options, and children’s literacy options. ... More


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