ERIC Number: EJ1054759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Community Organizing, Schools, and the Right to the City
Smith, Gregory A.
Environmental Education Research, v21 n3 p478-490 2015
One of the central tenets of the neoliberal world view is that there is no alternative to market-based societies with their focus on competition, individualism, and the abandonment of social safety nets and environmental protections. This vision has become the new common sense. As neoliberal policies and practices have spread across the planet, communities and regions have been turned into winners and losers with seemingly little voice in the matter. Alternatives, however, are in fact being invented in places that have been most victimized by this process. Much can be learned from them. Non-formal and formal educators in Detroit, Michigan and Roxbury, Massachusetts are demonstrating how young people can become participants in efforts to resist this vision and join with their communities in inventing solutions that promise to be healthier for human beings and the natural world.
Descriptors: World Views, Neoliberalism, Community Organizations, Community Coordination, Resistance to Change, Environmental Education, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs, Urban Renewal, Adolescent Development, Public Schools, School Community Programs, Program Descriptions, Social Change, Change Strategies
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; Michigan
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