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Confronting Educational Policy in Neoliberal Times
International Perspectives

ISBN 9781138556164
Published January 23, 2019 by Routledge
178 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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.