Globalization, Technological Change, and Public Education

Globalization, Technological Change, and Public Education

by Torin Monahan
     
 

ISBN-10: 041595102X

ISBN-13: 9780415951029

Pub. Date: 08/18/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Globalization, Technological Change, and Public Education documents the dramatic changes taking place in public education through the incorporation of new information technologies. These additions to the public school environment have generally been seen as enabling tools to help students and nations compete in the global marketplace. Yet a closer look at

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Globalization, Technological Change, and Public Education documents the dramatic changes taking place in public education through the incorporation of new information technologies. These additions to the public school environment have generally been seen as enabling tools to help students and nations compete in the global marketplace. Yet a closer look at the interplay of technological change and organizational restructuring suggests the emergence of new, less promising power relations. Through detailed ethnographic research and interviews in the Los Angeles public school system, Torin Monahan reveals how, with few exceptions, these changes to the educational process are forcing both students and workers to adapt to systems that are ever more rigid and controlling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415951029
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/18/2005
Series:
Social Theory, Education and Cultural Change Series
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Ch. 1Politics of space21
Ch. 2Just another tool?49
Ch. 3Technological cultures73
Ch. 4Fragmented centralization93
Ch. 5Policy games113
Ch. 6Flexible governance139
Ch. 7Future imaginaries155
Ch. 8Neoliberal orders181
AppAcronyms and abbreviations187

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