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- DescriptionMapping Corporate Education Reform outlines and analyzes the complex relationships between policy actors that define education reform within the current, neoliberal context. Using social network analysis and powerful data visualization tools, the authors identify the problematic roots of these relationships and describe their effects both in the U.S. and abroad. Through a series of case studies, each chapter reveals how powerful actors, from billionaire philanthropists to multinational education corporations, leverage their resources to implement free market mechanisms within public education. By comprehensively connecting the dots of neoliberal education reforms, the authors reveal t only the details of the reforms themselves, but the relationships that enable actors to amass troubling degrees of political power through network governance. A critical analysis of the actors and interests behind education policies, Mapping Corporate Education Reform uncovers the frequently obscured operations of educational governance and offers key insights into education reform at the present moment.
- Author BiographyWayne Au is Associate Professor at the University of Washington-Bothell, and is an editor for the teaching magazine and non-profit publishing house Rethinking Schools. Joseph J. Ferrare is Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication10/04/2015
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Series TitleCritical Social Thought
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note18 black & white illustrations, 6 black & white tables
- Weight317 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Edited byJoseph J. Ferrare,Wayne Au
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