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The End of Public Schools The Corporate Reform Agenda to Privatize Education

The End of Public Schools: The Corporate Reform Agenda to Privatize Education

1st Edition

By David W. Hursh
November 20, 2015

The End of Public Schools analyzes the effect of foundations, corporations, and non-governmental organizations on the rise of neoliberal principles in public education. By first contextualizing the privatization of education within the context of a larger educational crisis, and with particular ...

Mapping Corporate Education Reform Power and Policy Networks in the Neoliberal State

Mapping Corporate Education Reform: Power and Policy Networks in the Neoliberal State

1st Edition

Edited By Wayne Au, Joseph J. Ferrare
April 10, 2015

Mapping Corporate Education Reform outlines and analyzes the complex relationships between policy actors that define education reform within the current, neoliberal context. Using social network analysis and powerful data visualization tools, the authors identify the problematic roots of these ...

The Political Classroom Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education

The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education

1st Edition

By Diana E. Hess, Paula McAvoy
November 13, 2014

WINNER 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Education Helping students develop their ability to deliberate political questions is an essential component of democratic education, but introducing political issues into the classroom is pedagogically challenging and raises ethical dilemmas for teachers. Diana E. ...

The Uses of Culture Education and the Limits of Ethnic Affiliation

The Uses of Culture: Education and the Limits of Ethnic Affiliation

1st Edition

By Cameron McCarthy
December 17, 1997

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Power and Method Political Activism and Educational Research

Power and Method: Political Activism and Educational Research

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew Gitlin
August 31, 1994

Power and Method demonstrates that political activism can and should be infused into the research process. Contesting the traditional assumptions that have dominated thinking about the nature and meaning of research--validity, objectivity and the researcher/"subject" relationship--the volume ...

Radical Possibilities Public Policy, Urban Education, and A New Social Movement

Radical Possibilities: Public Policy, Urban Education, and A New Social Movement

2nd Edition

By Jean Anyon
March 06, 2014

The core argument of Jean Anyon’s classic Radical Possibilities is deceptively simple: if we do not direct our attention to the ways in which federal and metropolitan policies maintain the poverty that plagues communities in American cities, urban school reform as currently conceived is  ...

Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms Scholars of Color Reflect

Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms: Scholars of Color Reflect

1st Edition

Edited By George Yancy, Maria del Guadalupe Davidson
February 18, 2014

Although multicultural education has made significant gains in recent years, with many courses specifically devoted to the topic in both undergraduate and graduate education programs, and more scholars of color teaching in these programs, these victories bring with them a number of pedagogic ...

Public Schools That Work Creating Community

Public Schools That Work: Creating Community

1st Edition

Edited By Gregory A. Smith
December 06, 1993

Public Schools That Work addresses the efforts of teachers, administrators and parents to develop alternative educational models capable of overcoming the alienation and intellectual disengagement that have become so common in American schools. Educators working in some of the best alternative ...

Contradictions of Control School Structure and School Knowledge

Contradictions of Control: School Structure and School Knowledge

1st Edition

By Linda M. McNeil
September 07, 1988

McNeil traces the poor quality of high school instruction t the tensions between the social control purposes of schooling and the schools' educational goals....

Could It Be Otherwise? Parents and the Inequalities of Public School Choice

Could It Be Otherwise?: Parents and the Inequalities of Public School Choice

1st Edition

By Lois André-Bechely
June 23, 2005

Parents who wish to choose schools for their children must have more than a desire for different or better - they need detailed knowledge of the processes and practices that will give them access to schools of choice. This book vividly contrasts the experiences of a diverse group of urban parents ...

Critical Ethnography in Educational Research A Theoretical and Practical Guide

Critical Ethnography in Educational Research: A Theoretical and Practical Guide

1st Edition

By Francis Phil Carspecken
December 12, 1995

Ethnographic methods are becoming increasingly prevalent in contemporary educational research. Critical Ethnography in Educational Research provides both a technical, theoretical guide to advanced ethnography--focusing on such concepts as primary data collection and system relationships--and a very...

Educating Activist Allies Social Justice Pedagogy with the Suburban and Urban Elite

Educating Activist Allies: Social Justice Pedagogy with the Suburban and Urban Elite

1st Edition

By Katy M. Swalwell
March 22, 2013

A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2013! Educating Activist Allies offers a fresh take on critical education studies through an analysis of social justice pedagogy in schools serving communities privileged by race and class. By documenting the practices of socially committed teachers at an urban ...

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