Contested Classrooms: Education, Globalization, and Democracy in Alberta / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- University of Alberta Press
About the Author
Jerry is a professor of international political economy, social theory, and political philosophy. He teaches undergraduate courses in the sociology of education and graduate courses in social theory and education, development theory and education, research methodologies, and policy analysis and education. His program specialization is Theoretical, Cultural and International Studies in Education (TCI). TCI houses the philosophy and social sciences of education (formerly Foundations of Education) in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta.
Table of ContentsContributors
Introduction: Public Education, Globalization, and Democracy: Whither Alberta?
GLOBALIZATION AND EDUCATIONAL CHANGE
1. Passing Fancies; Educational Changes in Alberta
2. Constructing the Perpetual Learner: Education, Technology, and the New Economy
3. The "Alberta Advantage": For Whom?
4. The Marketing of the University
THE POLITICS OF EDUCATIONAL RESTRUCTURING IN ALBERTA
5 Orchestrating Delusions: Ideology and consent in Alberta
6 Re-Investment Fables: Educational Finances in Alberta
7 Deep and Brutal: Funding Cuts to Education in Alberta
8 From Boardroom to Classroom: School Reformers in Alberta
9 Privatizing Public Choice: The rise of Charter Schooling in Alberta
10 Challenging Restructuring: The Alberta's Teachers' Association
RE-ORGANIZING SCHOOLS: SCENES FROM THE CLASSROOM
11 Is it Just a Matter of Time? Part-Time Teaching Employment in Alberta
12 Board Games: The New (But Old) Rules
13 The Principalship at the Crossroads