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The Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers, and their Unions

Stories for Resistance

Editors: Weiner, L., Compton, M. (Eds.)

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About this book

Public education's character is increasingly under assault as privatization of education is advanced. This collection of essays by noted scholars, teacher activists, and teacher's union leaders from around the world fuses insights with background and analysis to make real the goal of quality education for all the world's children.

About the authors

Mary Compton is Past President of the UK National Union of Teachers, the largest teacher union in Europe, and currently isa practicing classroom teacher of modern languages and English as well as a trade union activist. Lois Weiner is Professor, Elementary and Secondary Education, New Jersey City University and the author of the AERA award-winning book Preparing Teachers for Urban Schools: Lessons from Thirty Years of School Reform, among others.

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"In a time of attacks on the entire public sphere, we need to hear the voices of articulate defenders of more democratic visions. No institution can claim to be democratic when its employees are treated with disrespect. Compton and Weiner have produced a powerful collection that helps restore these voices and helps us understand why they are so deserving of our respect." - Michael W. Apple, John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Author of Educating the "Right" Way

"Acomprehensive and vastly enlightening read for any teacher interested in the wider implications of what it is they do for a living. If you are a teacher and have ever wondered who it is that is pulling your strings, and how and why they are doing it, you ll find this book fascinating and frightening in equal measure." - Phil Beadle, Education Guardian columnist and UK teacher


Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • The global Assault on Teachers, Teaching, and Teacher Unions

    Compton, Mary (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • “Remaking the World” Neoliberalism and the Transformation of Education and Teachers’ Labor

    Robertson, Susan L.

    Pages 11-27

  • Education Reform under Strangulation

    Nyambe, John

    Pages 31-36

  • Teaching for the factory neoliberalism in mexican education

    Rincones, Rodolfo (et al.)

    Pages 37-41

  • Neoliberal Education in Denmark

    Steensen, Jette

    Pages 43-46

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Hardcover $120.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-60631-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $40.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-60630-2
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Softcover $40.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers, and their Unions
Book Subtitle
Stories for Resistance
Editors
  • L. Weiner
  • M. Compton
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Mary Compton and Lois Weiner
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61170-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230611702
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60631-9
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-60630-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37360-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 281
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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