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Politics of Education: A Critical Introduction

Politics of Education: A Critical Introduction (Hardback)

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'The Politics of Education' provides an introduction to both the political dimensions of schooling and the politics of recent educational reform debates. The book offers both undergraduates and starting graduate students in education an understanding of numerous dimensions of the contested field of education, addressing questions of political economy and class, cultural politics, race, gender, globalisation, neoliberalism, and biopolitics. Discussions work through contemporary reform debates that include some of the most widely discussed reform topics such as school privatisation, standardised testing, common core curriculum, discipline, and technology. The book covers contemporary educational debates and seriously considers views across the political spectrum from the vantage point of critical education, emphasising schooling for broader social equality and justice.

EducationEducation TheoryEducational strategies & policyHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentCentral governmentCentral government policiesHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical science & theory Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 01/12/2013 ISBN-13: 9781612054421  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Kenneth J. Saltman is Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Research at DePaul University in Chicago. He is author most recently of The Edison Schools: Corporate Schooling and the Assault on Public Education (Routledge 2005).

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