Education as Enforcement: The Militarization and Corporatization of Schools

Kenneth J. Saltman, David A. Gabbard
Taylor & Francis, 2010 M08 23 - 320 páginas

The first volume to focus on the intersections of militarization, corporations, and education, Education as Enforcement exposed the many ways schooling has become the means through which the expansion of global corporate power are enforced. Since publication of the first edition, these trends have increased to disturbing levels as a result of the extensive militarization of civil society, the implosion of the neoconservative movement, and the financial meltdown that radically called into question the basic assumptions undergirding neoliberal ideology. An understanding of the enforcement of these corporate economic imperatives remains imperative to a critical discussion of related militarized trends in schools, whether through accountability and standards, school security, or other discipline based reforms.

Education as Enforcement elaborates upon the central arguments of the first edition and updates readers on how recent events have reinforced their continued original relevance. In addition to substantive updates to several original chapters, this second edition includes a new foreword by Henry Giroux, a new introduction, and four new chapters that reveal the most contemporary expressions of the militarization and corporatization of education. New topics covered in this collection include zero-tolerance, foreign and second language instruction in the post-9/11 context, the rise of single-sex classrooms, and the intersection of the militarization and corporatization of schools under the Obama administration.

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Kenneth J. Saltman teaches at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. He is the author most recently of "The Gift of Education: Venture Philanthropy and Public Education" (Palgrave Macmillan 2010), which was awarded a 2011 American Educational Studies Critics Choice Book Award, "The Failure of Corporate School Reform" (Paradigm Publishers 2012), "Capitalizing on Disaster: Taking and Breaking Public Schools" (Paradigm Publishers 2007), which was awarded a 2008 American Educational Studies Critics Choice Book Award, and "The Edison Schools" (Routledge 2005). His recent edited collections include "Education as Enforcement: the Militarization and Corporatization of Schools 2nd Edition", with David Gabbard (Routledge 2010), "Schooling and the Politics of Disaster (Routledge 2007)", and "The Critical Middle School Reader", with Enora Brown (Routledge 2005). He received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2006 on Globalization and Culture and is a fellow of the National Education Policy Center.

DAVID A. GABBARD is Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the East Carolina University, Greenville.

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