This book explores Marxism and related political-economic theory, and its implications for education around the world, as seen in the history of the journal Educational Philosophy and Theory. As such, it illustrates the evolution of political-economic changes across societies, as they have been brought to bear within the academic field and in the journal, through the exploration of typical and noteworthy articles examining political-economic themes over time.
In the early decades of Educational Philosophy and Theory, only a few works can be found focused on Marx’s work, Marxism, and related themes. However, since the mid-1990s, Educational Philosophy and Theory has published many articles focused on neoliberalism and educational responses to theories and policies based on political-economic perspectives. This collection serves to showcase this work, exploring the way Marxist, neoliberal and other related political-economic theories have been applied to educational discussions among philosophers and theorists of education in the history of Educational Philosophy and Theory.
As a collection, this book provides a glimpse of a dramatically changing world, and changing scholarly responses to it, during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This collection can therefore be useful to scholars interested in better understanding how changes to the political economy have intersected with those in education over time, as well as the diverse ways scholars have approached and reacted to a shifting landscape, considering views ranging from Marxist to Post-Marxist, to neoliberal, and beyond.
Liz Jackson and Michael A. Peters
1. Can Dewey be Marx's educational‐philosophical representative?
Helen Freeman and Alison Jones
2. Radical defeatism
3. State education service or prisoner's dilemma: the ‘hidden hand’ as source of education policy
4. Neo‐liberal education policy and the ideology of choice
John A. Codd
5. Neo‐liberalism and hegemony revisited
6. The restructuring of China's higher education: an experience for market economy and knowledge economy
Jushan Zhao and Junying Guo
7. Art and creativity in the global economies of education
8. Implications of the My School website for disadvantaged communities: a Bourdieuian analysis
9. The incompatibility of neoliberal university structures and interdisciplinary knowledge: a feminist slow scholarship critique
10. Women, capitalism and education: on the pedagogical implications of postfeminism
Marco Öchsner and Georgina Murray
11. ‘Intelligent capitalism’ and the disappearance of labour: whitherto education?
Zhao Wei and Michael A. Peters