ERIC Number: EJ1035833
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Publication Date: 2014
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Moments or a Movement? Teacher Resistance to Neoliberal Education Reform
Horn, Brian R.
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v56 n2 p277-286 2014
Public school teachers in the USA are working in an era of intense interference from neoliberal reform policies. Corporate-driven forces are working to dismantle unions, narrow curricula, replace neighborhood schools with charter schools, tie student test scores to teacher evaluations and replace university-prepared career teachers with "elites" from Teach for America who have five weeks of teacher training and a two-year commitment to teach in "high need" schools. Nevertheless, teachers across the USA are engaging in social action to combat neoliberal reforms. This article examines instances of teacher action and asks: are these moments of teacher resistance or the beginning of a movement of teacher resistance to neoliberal school reform?
Descriptors: Resistance to Change, Educational Change, Neoliberalism, Public School Teachers, Social Action
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