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Global Impacts of the Western School Model

Corporatization, Alienation, Consumerism, 1st Edition

By Joel Spring


148 pages

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In this timely analysis of the current state of global educational policies, Joel Spring focuses on the spread of the Western school model and its impact on creating an urban-consumer culture, increasing economic inequalities, contributing to environmental destruction and diminishing compassion and empathy essential for energizing social justice movements. In his signature straightforward, concise style, Spring describes and analyzes the school's role in displacing religious with secular values, promoting nationalism, preparing students to work in global corporations, supporting cultural and linguistic homogeneity, and discusses related goals and effects of anti-globalization movements such as the Alt-right, Anti-fascist groups, radical environmentalism and anarchism. An important addition to Spring’s body of work on global educational policies, this provocative book challenges readers to re-examine what they know about education, globalization and their interconnections.

Table of Contents

1. The Well-Schooled World: An Introduction

2. Religion and Global Schools: Secularism, Empathy and Compassion in a Corporatized Consumer World

3. Nationalism: Emotional Attachments to the Nation-State

4. Culture and Language

5. Alt-Right and Anti-Globalization: Schools, Global Migration and Humane Capitalism

6. Anti-Globalization: Antifa, Anarchism, Environmentalism and the Western School Model

About the Author

Joel Spring is Professor Emeritus at Queens College and the Graduate Center of The City University of New York, USA.

About the Series

Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

This series focuses on studies of public and private institutions, the media, and academic disciplines that contribute to educating--in the broadest sense--students and the general public. The series welcomes volumes with multicultural perspectives, diverse interpretations, and a range of political points of view from conservative to critical. Books accepted for publication in this series will be written for an academic audience and, in some cases, also for use as supplementary readings in graduate and undergraduate courses.

Topics to be addressed in this series include, but are not limited to, sociocultural, political, and historical studies of

Local, state, national, and international educational systems

Elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities

Public institutions of education such as museums, libraries, and foundations

Computer systems and software as instruments of public education

The popular media as forms of public education

Content areas within the academic study of education, such as curriculum and instruction, psychology, and educational technology

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