Marxism and Education offers contemporary Marxist analyses of recent and current education policy, and develops Marxist-based practices of resistance from a series of national and international perspectives. Part I identifies and critiques pressure points, impacts of, and developments in capitalism and education, as these pertain to education policy, teacher education, and assessment. In Part II, chapter authors develop Marxist praxis, critical education practices, and resistance against the intensification of neoliberalism and authoritarian conservatism. With contributions from leading, globally-recognized Marxist theoreticians, this book addresses the impacts and developments of neoliberal and authoritarian-conservative education policies across the UK, USA, Greece, Turkey, Poland, and Hungary.
Chapter One: Introduction
Dave Hill, Kostas Skordoulis, and Lotar Rasiński
Chapter Two: European Education Policy and Critical Education
Chapter Three: The Schooling of Teachers in England: Rescuing Pedagogy
Chapter Four: Transformation In The Teaching Profession In Turkey: From Socialist- Idealist Teacher To Exam-Oriented Technician
Chapter Five: Education, Secularism and Secular Education in Turkey
Chapter Six: Assessing the Effects of the Economic crisis on Public Education in Greece
Chapter Seven: The Endpoint of Expectation from Education, the Starting Point of Struggle: A Critical Approach to White-Collar Unemployment
Aygulen Kayahan Karakul
Chapter Eight: The Position of an Educational Researchers in a Semi-Peripheral Region: Critical Autoethnography of an Academic Subject in Hungary
Chapter Nine: Revolutionary Critical Pedagogy and the Struggle against Capital Today
Peter McLaren and Derek R. Ford
Chapter Ten: Considerations on a Marxist Pedagogy of Science
Chapter Eleven: "A picture held us captive…" Marx, Wittgenstein and the "Paradox of Ideology"
Chapter Twelve: Empowerment in Education – a New Logic of Emancipation or a New Logic of Power?
Chapter Thirteen: Marxist Education Against Capitalism in Neoliberal / Neoconservative Times (i)
Neoliberalism is degrading and destroying public education systems globally. The local characteristics may vary, the results are common - increased inequalities in schooling, vocational and higher education, inferior work conditions for teachers and faculty, and detheorized and technicized delivery systems of increasing conservative curricula at all levels of education. Neoliberalism - marketization, privatization, pre-privatization, commodification - is increasingly accompanied by forms of authoritarian conservatism - secular in some countries, religious in others - with increased control, surveillance, and forced abandonment of critique. Such neoliberal and conservative assaults on public education and on broader aims than those which are couched purely in terms of economic/human capital - meet with increased resistance by students, teachers, communities, social movements, and in some countries, political parties.
The Routledge Studies in Education, Neoliberalism, and Marxism series features books by new as well as established scholars that throw a harsh spotlight on the conditions under which education currently labors and offers analysis, hope, and resistance in the name of more collective, egalitarian education for social and for economic justice.
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