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ERIC Number: EJ1147327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1071-4413
Fundamentalist Christianity, Neoliberal Capitalism, and the Destruction of Rural Public Education
Cervone, Jason A.
Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, v39 n3 p307-328 2017
In this article, the author examines the growth of the current strain of fundamentalism that is influencing rural schools in the United States, and how it is, according to him, creating a self-sustaining pipeline of fundamentalists into positions of power. The author details the type of anti-public and anti-democratic education being expressed through fundamentalism in an analysis of three of the largest Christian homeschool providers, specifically examining the ways they parallel with neoliberal privatization. The article concludes with a brief discussion of how critical pedagogy can overcome the dual forces of fundamentalism and neoliberalism and play a significant role in the struggle to transform schools into sites of resistance against anti-public education where, says Cervone, democracy can be reclaimed and strengthened.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Louisiana; Texas
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