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ERIC Number: EJ1129465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
What Is Present and Absent in Critical Analyses of Neoliberalism in Education
Apple, Michael W.
Peabody Journal of Education, v92 n1 p148-153 2017
In "Can Education Change Society?" (Apple, 2013), Apple described a number of tasks in which the critical scholar/activist needs to engage. Among them are telling the truth about what is happening in the creation of inequalities, illuminating spaces of possibility, and acting as the critical secretary of the movements and people who actively try to alter these inequalities. Apple asserts that this 2017 "Politics of Education Yearbook," with its focus on the power of policymaking networks to set agenda and shape education policy with a series of case studies illustrates the complexity of modern policy arenas, and clearly indicates the power and reach of neoliberal agendas in an entire array of levels and sites. The range of issues that the respective authors focused upon in this yearbook is impressive; the papers addressed such matters as school choice, the politics of teacher unions, social networks, media, policy narratives, and charter schools. Apple states that no set of articles can do complete justice to a topic such as this, but he uses this commentary to response to issues that could add to the respective authors' discussion. [For "Can Education Change Society? Du Bois, Woodson and the Politics of Social Transformation," see EJ1035021.]
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Language: English
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