The Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers, and their Unions: Stories for Resistance / Edition 1

The Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers, and their Unions: Stories for Resistance / Edition 1

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The Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers, and their Unions: Stories for Resistance / Edition 1

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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ISBN-13: 9780230606302
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 05/18/2008
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 281
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Neo-Liberalism, Teachers, and Teaching: Understanding the Assault: The Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers, and Teacher Unions; Mary Compton& Lois Weiner 'Remaking the World':Neo-Liberalism and the Transformation of Education and Teacher's Labor;Susan Robertson Neo-Liberalism's Global Footprint: Education Reform under Strangulation; John Nyambe Teaching for the Factory: Neo-Liberalism in Mexican Education; Rodolfo Rincones, Elaine Hampton,& Cesar Silva Neo-Liberal Education in Denmark; Jette Steensen Higher and Tertiary Education in the West Indies: Ensnared byGATS; Margueritte Cummins Williams The Education World is Not Flat: Neo-Liberalism's Global Project and Teacher Unions' Transnational Resistance; Larry Kuehn The Need for Unions to Defend Public Education: Teachers and their Unions:Why Social Class 'Counts'; Kathleen A. Murphey Campaign Against the Opening of City Academies in England; Ian Murch An Inner-City Public School Teacher's Story from China; Yihuai Cai What Teachers Want from their Unions: What We Know from Research; Nina Bascia Challenging Neo-Liberalism: Education Unions in Australia; Rob Durbridge Teaching, a Profession under Attack:Contradictions and Tensions in the Place of Teachers in Educational Reform: Reflections upon the Role of Teachers in Recent Educational Reforms in the United States and Namibia; Ken Zeichner Universalization of Elementary Education in India:A Dream Deferred is a Dream Denied; Basanti Chakraoborty Educational Restructuring, Democratic Education, and Teachers; Álvaro Moreira Hypolito Neo-Liberalism, Inequality, and Teacher Unions: Sodexho in the Chicago Public Schools; Kyle Westbrook Homophobia in St. Lucian Schools:A Perspective from a Select Group of Teachers; Urban Dolor Work on Aboriginal Education in a Social Justice Union: Reflections from the Inside; Chris Stewart South African Teachers and Social Movements: Old and New; Shermain Mannah& Jon Lewis Schooling and Class in Germany: An Interview with Eberhard Brandt and SusanneGondermann; Mary Compton Education or Mind Infection?; Nurit Peled-Elhanan Going on the Offensive: Interview with Thulas Nxesi, President of the Education International; Mary Compton The Context of Teachers' Democratic Movements in Mexico; Rodolfo Rincones In Mexico, to Defend Education as a Social Right, We Must Fight for Union Democracy; María de la Luz Arriaga Lemus A History of the Search for Teacher Unity in South Africa; Harold Samuel British Teacher Unions and the Blair Government–Anatomy of an Abusive Relationship; Mary Compton Building the International Movement We Need: Why a Consistent Defense of Democracy is Essential; Lois Weiner

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