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The Phenomenon of Obama and the Agenda for Education: Can Hope Audaciously Trump Neoliberalism?

The Phenomenon of Obama and the Agenda for Education: Can Hope Audaciously Trump Neoliberalism? (Hardback)

Edited by Carr, Paul R.
Edited by Porfilio, Brad J.

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A volume in Critical Constructions: Studies on Education and Society Series Editor: Curry Stephenson Malott, Queens College/CUNY Who should read this book? Anyone who is touched by public education - teachers, administrators, teacher-educators, students, parents, politicians, pun...dits, and citizens - ought to read this book. It will speak to educators, policymakers and citizens who are concerned about the future of education and its relation to a robust, participatory democracy. The perspectives offered by a wonderfully diverse collection of contributors provide a glimpse into the complex, multilayered factors that shape, and are shaped by, institutions of schooling today. The analyses presented in this text are critical of how globalization and neoliberalism exert increasing levels of control over the public institutions meant to support the common good. Readers of this book will be well prepared to participate in the dialogue that will influence the future of public education in this nation - a dialogue that must seek the kind of change that represents hope for all students. As for the question contained in the title of the book--Can hope audaciously trump neoliberalism?- -, Carr and Porfilio develop a framework that integrates the work of the contributors, including Christine Sleeter and Dennis Carlson, who wrote the forward and afterword respectively, that problematizes how the Obama administration has presented an extremely constrained, conservative notion of change in and through education. The rhetoric has not been matched by meaningful, tangible, transformative proposals, policies and programs aimed at transformative change. There are many reasons for this, and, according to the contributors to this book, it is clear that neoliberalism is a major obstacle to stimulating the hope that so many have been hoping for. Addressing systemic inequities embedded within neoliberalism, Carr and Porfilio argue, is key to achieving the hope so brilliantly presented by Obama during the campaign that brought him to the presidency.
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ISBN 9781617354519
Publisher Inbooks
Format Hardback
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Series Critical Construction
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ISBN-13 9781617354519
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Inbooks
Imprint Information Age Publishing
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) Edited by Carr, Paul R.
Edited by Porfilio, Brad J.
Series Critical Construction
Category Social Research & Statistics
Philosophy Of Education
Funding Of Education
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 379.11
Weight 678g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Neoliberalism, Obama, Barack, Government aid to education
NBS Text Education & Teaching
ONIX Text General/trade