1st Edition

Confronting Educational Policy in Neoliberal Times International Perspectives

Edited By Stephanie Chitpin, John P Portelli Copyright 2019
    178 Pages
    by Routledge

    178 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.


    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


    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.