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ERIC Number: EJ812417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
The Expanding Educational Services Sector: Neoliberalism and the Corporatization of Curriculum at the Local Level in the US
Sloan, Kris
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v40 n5 p555-578 Oct 2008
This study analyzes and describes the links between the curriculum policies of one urban school district in the US and an intervention by the economics firm Standard & Poor's (S&P). It characterizes the languages and values introduced to the district leadership by S&P as ideologically neoliberal. This school-level case study that makes clear the connections between the introduction of neoliberal languages and values, local-level curriculum policies, and the resulting experiences of teachers and children in the US. In the end, it offers a case study of the ways corporate forces, such as S&P, are extending their reaches beyond national and state-level policy bodies to local communities to further legitimize the neoliberal project and to "reform" schools in ways that grow their own profitability. (Contains 27 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States