This book uses international and interdisciplinary approaches to the comparative study of education in its political, sociological, and economic contexts. Major topics include critical theory, hegemony, postmodernism, oppression, disabilities, emancipation, corporatism, meritocracy, democracy, socialization, reproduction, pluralism, inequality, social analysis, postindustrialism, predatory culture, pragmatism, and 'subversion'. Educators from the US, UK, Canada, Netherlands, FRG, Israel, and Sweden survey the current educational scene in the US and Western Europe, major policy debates, and possible solutions for current public policy dilemmas.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 1997|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
Table of ContentsPreface - Contributors - PART 1: SETTING THE CONTEXT - The Present as Seen From the Past; R.F.Farnen - PART 2: POLITICS AND/OF EDUCATION - Politics, Education, and Paradigmatic Reconceptualism: US Critical Theory in the 1990s; R.F.Farnen - Conservative Politics and National Curricula; M.W.Apple - PART 3: EDUCATION AND SOCIETY - Blaming the Victims: The Political Oppression of Disabled People; L.Barton - The Repudiation of Criteriology: In Pursuit of Communities of Democracy and Hope; S.Miedema - Socialization and Economic Reproduction in Pluralistic Welfare Societies; S.Hradil - Social Inequality; F-U.Kolbe, H.Sunker, D.Timmermann - Heydorn's Bildungs Theory and Content as Social Analysis; H.Sunker - PART 4: ECONOMICS AND EDUCATION - Educational Politics, Division of Labour, and Emancipation; P.Leisink - Corporatism and Identity; P.Wexler - Educational Reform and Politics in Israel: Change or Economic Reproduction?; I.Felsenthal & C.Adler - Educational Policy as Technocratic Strategy: The Politics of Excellence; F.Fisher & A.Mandell - Pedagogy in the Age of Predatory Culture; P.McLaren - PART 5: EDUCATIONAL REFORM - Recent Education Reform: Is it a Postmodern Phenomenon?; G.Whitty - Educational Discourses and Creating a Democratic Public: A Critical Pragmatic View; T.Englund - Summary/Conclusions: The Future as Seen from the Present; R.F.Farnen & H.Sunker - References - Index