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Education Policy and the Australian Education Union

Resisting Social Neoliberalism and Audit Technologies

Authors: Vandenberg, Andrew

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  • Explores teacher unionism in Australia and sets this within an international context
  • Discusses school experiences of the My School website set up under the Rudd-Gillard Labour Government
  • Examines teachers resistance to social neoliberal education policies
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This book focuses on the politics of teacher resistance to the formation and implementation of neoliberal education policies in Australia. It argues that policies such as publishing examination test results online amounts to auditing teachers’ work, and assumes incompetence from teachers, which ultimately results in diverting teachers from their true professional responsibilities. The book outlines the rise of transnational networks that promote market-oriented methods of achieving social objectives, such as good education for all students, and considers a range of explanations for why this education policy was strengthened in Australia in 2010. It also reviews a range of arguments about professional unionism, and reflects on the history of the Australian Education Union and its capacity to resist social neoliberalism. The book concludes by reporting on a case-study in which principals, teachers and parents at two ordinary schools in Australia have managed to keep market forces at bay. It will appeal to students and researchers in the fields of education and sociology, particularly those interested in education policy, political ideology, unionism, and schools.

About the authors

Andrew Vandenberg is Senior Lecturer in Politics and Policy Studies at Deakin University, Australia, in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He researches issues related to the politics of unionism, social movements, and democratisation in Sweden, Australia, and Indonesia, and is author of Democracy and Citizenship in a Global Era.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-68046-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-09820-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Education Policy and the Australian Education Union
Book Subtitle
Resisting Social Neoliberalism and Audit Technologies
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68047-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68047-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68046-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09820-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 203
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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