The Politics of Education: A Critical Introduction - Critical Introductions in Education (Paperback)Kenneth J. Saltman (author)
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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 243
Weight: 276 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 10 mm
-Teachers College Record
"Educating our citizens is a political act, and if teachers are not familiar with how political thought influences them and the system in which they work, they will be buffeted by forces they do not understand and cannot control. This informative book provides insights teachers need. A must-read for the concerned educator."
-David Berliner, Regents Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University
"Saltman's engaging text provides the reader with the critical tools to make sense of the current politics of education. Readers are introduced to compli- cated concepts in ways that show how they help us deconstruct the dominant discourses and practices. Furthermore, the writings of both well-known and unfortunately neglected theorists are put into context so that their usefulness becomes clear. Highly recommended for the beginning and advanced student of education policy!"
-David Hursh, University of Rochester
"Teachers need this book because Kenneth Saltman shatters the deep conviction that their work has nothing to do with politics. Each chapter opens up another part of the unacknowledged political imperatives that define the schoolroom- from critical pedagogy as a meaning-making practice to cultural imperialism to what corporate school reform is really about. I needed this book for my first fifteen years as a teacher."
-Susan Ohanian, teacher, educational activist, and author of Why Is Corporate America Bashing Our Schools?