Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers, and their Unions: Stories for Resistance

Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers, and their Unions: Stories for Resistance

by Lois Weiner, Mary Compton
     
 

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Public education's character is increasingly under assault as privatization of education is advanced. This collection of essays by noted scholars, teacher activists, and teacher's union leaders from around the world fuses insights with background andanalysis to make real the goal of quality education for all the world's children.

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Public education's character is increasingly under assault as privatization of education is advanced. This collection of essays by noted scholars, teacher activists, and teacher's union leaders from around the world fuses insights with background andanalysis to make real the goal of quality education for all the world's children.

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"In a time of attacks on the entire public sphere, we need to hear the voices of articulate defenders of more democratic visions. No institution can claim to be democratic when its employees are treated with disrespect. Compton and Weiner have produced a powerful collection that helps restore these voices and helps us understand why they are so deserving of our respect." - Michael W. Apple, John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Author of Educating the "Right" Way

"Acomprehensive and vastly enlightening read for any teacher interested in the wider implications of what it is they do for a living. If you are a teacher and have ever wondered who it is that is pulling your strings, and how and why they are doing it, you ll find this book fascinating and frightening in equal measure." - Phil Beadle, Education Guardian columnist and UK teacher

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230264069
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
444 KB

Meet the Author

Mary Compton is Past President of the UK National Union of Teachers, the largest teacher union in Europe. She is a practicing classroom teacher of modern languages and English as well as a trade union activist. She is a prolific speaker and writer on issues affecting teachers, in particular on the need to fight back against the neo-liberal agenda for education, which is the subject of this volume.

Lois Weiner is an internationally known researcher on urban teacher education who teaches education at New Jersey City University. Her first book, Preparing Teachers for Urban Schools, won an award for distinguished scholarship from the American Educational Research Association. Her book of advice, Urban Teaching: The Essentials, is used in programs of teacher education throughout the US. Weiner is the author of dozens of articles on educational topics, in scholarly publications and magazines and newspapers.

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