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Resisting Neoliberalism in Education

Local, National and Transnational Perspectives

Edited by Lyn Tett and Mary Hamilton

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290 pages

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978-1447350057

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234 x 156 mm

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    Neoliberalism has been widely criticised because of its role in prioritising ‘free markets’ as the optimum way of solving problems and organising society. In the field of education, this leads to an emphasis on the knowledge economy that can reduce both persons and education to economic actors and be detrimental to wider social and ethical goals.

    Drawing on a range of international contexts across informal, adult, school and university settings, this book provides innovative examples that show how neoliberalism in education can be challenged and changed at the local, national and transnational levels in order to foster a more democratic culture.

    “This book brings together an impressive international group of researchers to focus on challenging neoliberalism in education. I would recommend this book not only for the ideas it discusses, but also for the practices of resistance the authors detail in depth.” Leona M. English, St. Francis Xavier University

    Lyn Tett is Professor of Community Education at the University of Huddersfield and Professor Emerita at the University of Edinburgh.

    Mary Hamilton is Professor Emerita of Adult Learning and Literacy in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University.

    Foreword: the imperative to resist ~ Kathleen Lynch

    Introduction: resisting neoliberalism in education ~ Lyn Tett and Mary Hamilton

    Part I : Adult education

    Accountability literacies and conflictual cooperation in community- based organisations for young people in Québec ~ Virginie Thériault

    Research, adult literacy and criticality: catalysing hope and dialogic caring ~ Vicky Duckworth and Rob Smith

    The employability skills discourse and literacy practitioners ~ Gwyneth Allatt and Lyn Tett

    Part II : School education

    Making spaces in professional learning for democratic literacy education in the early years ~ Lori McKee, Rachel Heydon and Elisabeth Davies

    Countering dull pedagogies: the power of teachers and artists working together ~ Pat Thomson and Christine Hall

    Resisting the neoliberal: parent activism in New York State against the corporate reform agenda in schooling ~ David Hursh, Sarah McGinnis, Zhe Chen and Bob Lingard

    Nourishing resistance and healing in dark times: teaching through a Body- Soul Rooted Pedagogy ~ Shiv Desai, Shawn Secatero, Mia Sosa- Provencio and Annmarie Sheahan

    Part III : Higher education

    Everyday activism: challenging neoliberalism for radical library workers in English higher education ~ Katherine Quinn and Jo Bates

    Strategies of resistance in the neoliberal university ~ Mary Hamilton

    Moving against and beyond neoliberal higher education in Ireland ~ Fergal Finnegan

    Part IV : National perspectives

    The appropriation of cultural, economic and normative frames of reference for adult education: an

    Italian perspective ~ Marcella Milana and Francesca Rapanà

    The marginalisation of popular education: 50 years of Danish adult education policy ~ Anne Larson and Pia Cort

    Adult basic education in Australia: in need of a new song sheet? ~ Keiko Yasukawa and Pamela Osmond

    Part V : Transnational perspectives

    Education policy and the European Semester: challenging soft power in hard times ~ Howard Stevenson, Alison Milner, Emily Winchip and Lesley Hagger- Vaughan

    Rethinking adult education for active participatory citizenship and resistance in Europe

    ~ George K. Zarifi s

    Leaving no one behind: bringing equity and inclusion back into education ~ Carlos Vargas- Tamez

    Afterword: resources of hope ~ Mary Hamilton and Lyn Tett