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The Phenomenon of Obama and the Agenda for Education Can Hope (Still) Audaciously Trump Neoliberalism? by Paul R. Carr
  

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

Part of the Critical Constructions: Studies on Education and Society Series

RRP £47.95

Synopsis

The Phenomenon of Obama and the Agenda for Education Can Hope (Still) Audaciously Trump Neoliberalism? by Paul R. Carr

Anyone who is touched by public education - teachers, administrators, teacher-educators, students, parents, politicians, pundits, and citizens - ought to read this book, a revamped and updated second edition. 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, education institutions 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 United States, and beyond - 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 - The Phenomenon of Obama and the Agenda for Education: Can Hope (Still) Audaciously Trump Neoliberalism? (Second Edition) -, Carr and Porfilio develop a framework that integrates the work of the contributors, including Christine Sleeter and Dennis Carlson, who wrote the original forward and afterword respectively, and the updated ones written by Paul Street, Peter Mclaren and Dennis Carlson, which problematize 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, and now fully into a second mandate this second edition of the book is able to more substantively provide a vigorous critique of the contemporary educational and political landscape. 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.

About the Author

Paul R. Carr , Universite du Quebec en Outaouais, Canada. Brad J. Porfilio , California State University, East Bay, USA.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th January 2015

Author

Paul R. Carr

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Publisher

Information Age Publishing

Format

Paperback
408 pages

Categories

Moral & social purpose of education
Educational strategies & policy
Political structures: democracy

ISBN

9781623968328

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