Titel: School Reform in a Global Society
Autor/en: William E. Segall
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD PUBL GROU
März 2006 - gebunden - 253 Seiten
This far reaching text, explores the relations between global wealth and poverty, American and European elites and Third World indigenous societies, and the role schools play in the destruction of cultures. It exams how the dark underside of capitalism, called neoliberalism, is using schools to destroy an American generation and why the No Child Left Behind Act is replacing the democracy of Roosevelt and Dewey with Victorian classism.
Chapter 1 Reflections of a Different America: Surviving Ideology
Chapter 2 How Eras Change: A History of Neoliberalism
Chapter 3 Postcolonial Educational Reformers: A Global Perspective
Chapter 4 Schools in a Global Society: From a Family of Nations to a Global Village
Chapter 5 Globalization, Schools, and Children in DevelopingNations
Chapter 6 The Education of Mean Middle Managers
Chapter 7 Deviants, Nostalgia, and Neoliberal Reformers: TheAmerican Social Experience
Chapter 8 Neoliberal Reformers: The American Educational Experience
Chapter 9 Victorian Classism: Capitalism or Liberty?
Chapter 10 Consequences and Quagmires: Combating Neoliberalism's Reform of America's Schools
Chapter 11 Epilogue
Dr. William Segall is professor of Social Foundations in Oklahoma State University's College of Education and a professor in the University's School of International Studies. His graduate seminars in Ethiopian and Soviet educational systems are noted internationally along with his pioneering undergraduate social foundations curriculums on the role schools play in understanding international problems. Dr. Segall has also taught in Canada and was for a short time a principal of a Japanese juku preparing students for European and American university entrance examinations.
Segall maintains that the upper class "neoliberals" of America are working to satisfy their craving for wealth by establishing imperialist control of developing countries through globalization and creating a subservient and docile working class in America. Reference and Research Book News This work provides the average reader a look into the economic and political forces driving global education reform. Segall relates through situational narrative the dynamics of neoliberal and neconservative policy initiatives and how that political allience is ultimately threatening our social fabric. -- D. Kunneman, Ponca City, Oklahoma William Segall's brilliant analysis of neoliberal theories of education reform, including high-stakes testing, vouchers, tax credits, and corporate domination of public education, is chilling. This multidisciplinary, cross-cultural exploration of forces at work today sounds an alarm that should be of concern to teachers, teacher educators, and all who value public education. The work is highly informative, thoughtful, serious, and well-researched. -- Dale and Bonnie Johnson