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ERIC Number: EJ1008363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 41
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1740-2743
Resisting the English Neoliberalising University: What Critical Pedagogy Can Offer
Canaan, Joyce E.
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v11 n2 p16-56 Mar 2013
This paper seeks to contribute to current efforts of left academics to shift the English public university away from its present state of what I below call "deep neoliberalisation." I utilise the concept of neoliberalisation rather than the more common concept of neoliberalism to frame what was an initially gradual and, under the current Conservative-Liberal Democrat government, a deepening reorganisation of the university as a marketised, commodified and financialised entity. I then explore the key tenets of critical pedagogy that a small and growing number of academics are adapting to develop a left counter to this process. I conclude by suggesting that there are limits to realising critical pedagogy in the university that is leading some academics to seek its realisation outside. (Contains 28 endnotes.)
Institute for Education Policy Studies. University of Northampton, School of Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. Tel: +44-1273-270943; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)