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ERIC Number: ED528259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 304
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-4900-1
Education under the Security State: Defending Public Schools
Gabbard, David A., Ed.; Ross, E. Wayne, Ed.
Teachers College Press
This highly acclaimed volume in the "Defending Public Schools" series is now available in paperback from Teachers College Press. It is a practical, necessary addition to the work of administrators, teachers, policymakers, and parents as they negotiate the difficult path of how to best teach and educate today's children and youth. This book begins with "Defending Public Education from the Public," an introduction by David A. Gabbard. Part I, The Security State and the Traditional Role of Schools, contains: (1) "Welcome to the Desert of the Real": A Brief History of What Makes Schooling Compulsory (David A. Gabbard); and (2) The State, the Market, & (Mis)education (Takis Fotopoulos). Part II, Security Threats, contains: (3) What Is The Matrix? What Is the Republic?: Understanding "The Crisis of Democracy" (David A. Gabbard); (4) Civic Literacy at Its Best: The "Democratic Distemper" of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) (John Marciano); and (5) A Matter of Conflicting Interests?: Problematizing the Traditional Role of Schools (Sandra Jackson). Part III, Security Measures: Defending Public Education from the Public, contains: (6) A Nation at Risk--Reloaded: The Security State and the New World Order (David A. Gabbard); (7) The Hegemony of Accountability: The Corporate-Political Alliance for Control of Schools (Sandra Mathison and E. Wayne Ross); (8) Neoliberalism and Schooling in the United States: How State and Federal Government Education Policies Perpetuate Inequality (David W. Hursh and Camille Anne Martina); (9) State Theory and Urban School Reform I: A Reconsideration from Detroit (Barry M. Franklin); (10) State Theory and Urban School Reform II: A Reconsideration from Milwaukee (Thomas C. Pedroni); (11) Cooking the Books: Educational Apartheid with No Child Left Behind (Sheila L. Macrine); (12) The Securitized Student: Meeting the Demands of Neoliberalism (Kenneth J. Saltman); (13) Enforcing the Capitalist Agenda For and In Education: The Security State at Work in Britain and the United States (Dave Hill); and (14) Privatization and Enforcement: The Security State Transforms Higher Education (John F. Welsh). [Foreword by Peter McLaren.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan; United Kingdom; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001