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American Education and Corporations

The Free Market Goes to School, 1st Edition

By Deron Boyles


236 pages

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Originally published in 1998, American Education and Corporations, provides a detailed study of the effects ofcommercialisation on the public school system. The book provides a powerful indictment of corporate culture and its influence on American public schooling, within a clear theoretical framework. The book looks at the threat of corporate culture to public education and advocates an understanding of the democratic importance of schooling as a public good.

Table of Contents




1. Schools as Sites for Consumer Materialism

2. Corporate Culture and Schools: Consultants in Search of New Markets

3. The Kroger Connection

4. Privatization and the Future of Public Schooling

5. Critically Transitive Teachers


About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Higher Education

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1964 and 2002, draw together research by leading academics in the area of higher education, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines the concepts of learning, teaching, student experience and administration in relation to the higher education through the areas of business, sociology, education reforms, government, educational policy, business and religion, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of higher education in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students and practitioners of education, politics and sociology.

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