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Politics of Education: A Critical Introduction / Edition 1

Politics of Education: A Critical Introduction / Edition 1

by Kenneth J. Saltman


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Politics of Education: A Critical Introduction / Edition 1

The Politics of Education provides an introduction to both the political dimensions of schooling and the politics of recent educational reform debates. The book offers undergraduates and starting graduate students in education an understanding of numerous dimensions of the contested field of education, addressing questions of political economy, class, cultural politics, race, and gender. Noted scholar Kenneth Saltman introduces contemporary educational debates and seriously considers views across the political spectrum from the vantage point of critical education, emphasizing schooling for broader social equality and justice.

Updates to this second edition work through contemporary reform debates that include topics such as the reauthorization of ESEA, race and diversity, standardized testing and common core, and classroom technology. With opportunities for readers to engage in deeper discussion through Questions for Further Discussion and a Glossary of key terms, The Politics of Education remains a much-needed, accessible primer, providing the critical tools needed to make sense of the current politics of education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612054438
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/28/2014
Series: Critical Introductions in Education Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 243
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Kenneth J. Saltman is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the doctoral program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction: What Are the "Politics" in the Politics of Education?

Chapter One: The Cultural Politics of Education

Chapter Two: The Political Economy of Education

Chapter Three: The Political Psychology of Education

Chapter Four: Hegemony

Chapter Five: Disciplinary Power, Race, and Examinations

Chapter Six: Biopolitics and Education

Chapter Seven: Neoliberalism and Corporate School Reform

Chapter Eight: The Politics of Gender in the Current Education Reforms

Chapter Nine: The Politics of Globalization and Education

Chapter Ten: The Politics of the Status Quo or a New Common School Movement?

Case Studies: Struggles for Critical Education

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