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Confronting Educational Policy in Neoliberal Times

International Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Stephanie Chitpin, John P Portelli


170 pages

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This volume explores how educational policy is changing as a result of neoliberal restructuring and how these issues affect educators’ practice. Evidence-based chapters present a sharp analysis of neoliberal education policy while also offering suggestions and recommendations for future action to bring about change consistent with more robust understandings of democracy. Covering issues relating to historical context, philosophical assumptions, policy implementation, accountability, teacher professionalism and standardization, Confronting Educational Policy in Neoliberal Times critically engages the ways micro- and macro- neoliberal politics shapes the purposes and implementation of schooling.

Table of Contents


Series Editor Introduction

Chapter 1: Introduction

Stephanie Chitpin and John P. Portelli

Part I Foundational Issues in Education

Chapter 2: A brief critical history of neoliberalism in education

John Baldacchino

Chapter 3: Revisiting critical reflective practice in neoliberal times

John Smyth

Chapter 4: Neoliberalism as a new form of colonialism in education

George J. Sefa Dei

Part II Impact of Neoliberal Education Policy

Chapter 5: Educational reform and exclusion in the age of neoliberalism

Antonia Darder

Chapter 6: Unpacking class and language disparities in neoliberal, colonized lands: Linguoelitism and its effects on disfranchised Haitians

Pierre W. Orelus

Chapter 7: The impact of neoliberal assessment practices in Canada

Eric Dionne and Peter Milley

Chapter 8: Teacher professionalism in England: Teachers' work at the sharp end of neoliberal education reform

Alison Milner and Howard Stevenson

Part III Standardization and Marketization in Educational Policy

Chapter 9: Neoliberal education policy on racial and linguistic difference in Ontario

Jeff Bale

Chapter 10: The futility of market-based reform in education: The case of the Iraqi Kurdistan

Abdurrahman Wahab

Chapter 11: Alternative messages of hope: Pedagogies, consensus and a fairer go

Wayne Sawyer and Geoff Munns

About the Contributors

About the Editors

Stephanie Chitpin is Associate Professor of Leadership, Evaluation, Curriculum and Policy Studies at the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa, Canada.

John P. Portelli is a Professor of Social Justice Education, and Educational Leadership and Policy at OISE, University of Toronto, Canada.

About the Series

Educational Leadership and Policy Decision-Making in Neoliberal Times

The books in this series explore both leadership and policy for learning, equity, diversity, social justice, and anti-oppressive education in the context of decision-making in neoliberal times. Bringing together major theorists from the social and political sciences to critical studies of educational leadership and policy, the volumes in this series offer alternatives to the neoliberal dominant discourse and practices. How do policy makers and educational leaders experience decision making? What new tensions and challenges are they facing? What are the implications of decision-making processes and ideologies for social diversity, democracy, and equity? This series advances theoretical and empirical discussions on educational leadership and policy by incorporating different perspectives and paradigms that encourage educators to act meaningfully, innovatively, and democratically in diverse settings.

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