ERIC Number: EJ1070313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
Revitalizing the Field of Educational Foundations and PK-20 Educators' Commitment to Social Justice and Issues of Equity in an Age of Neoliberalism
Hartlep, Nicholas D.; Porfilio, Bradley J.
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v51 n4 p300-316 2015
In this article, we situate the imminent extinction of educational foundations within larger macro contexts, including the corporate control of knowledge production, the marginalization of critical academics who challenge the social, economic, and political status quos, and the global (United States in particular) economic recession. We also reaffirm why the field of educational foundations is important for this particular historical moment. In an effort to fight neoliberalism's stranglehold on PK-20 education, we provide guideposts for other like-minded critical educators. Specifically, these guideposts speak to why educational foundations are (despite their maltreatment and marginalization) an integral part to PK-12 teacher preparation and provide a call to action requiring educational foundations faculty members to inform those who still do not know that schools serve to reinforce the existing power, political, race, and economic relations.
Descriptors: Foundations of Education, Role of Education, Social Justice, Equal Education, Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Resistance to Change, Politics of Education, Schools of Education, Teacher Education, Anti Intellectualism
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