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Title The global assault on teaching, teachers, and their unions : stories for resistance / Mary Compton and Lois Weiner, editors.

Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  331.88113711 GLOB    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xiii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The global assault on teaching, teachers, and teacher unions / Mary Compton and Lois Weiner -- "Remaking the world": neo-liberalism and the transformation of education and teachers' labor / Susan Robertson -- Education reform under strangulation / John Nyambe (Namibia) -- Teaching for the factory: neo-liberalism in Mexican education / Rodolfo Rincones, Elaine Hampton, and Cesar Silva -- Neo-liberal education in Denmark / Jetta Steensen -- Higher and tertiary education in the West Indies: ensnared by GATS / Margueritte Williams -- The education world is not flat: neo-liberalism's global project and teacher unions' transnational resistance / Larry Kuehn -- Teachers and their unions: why social class "counts" / Kathleen A. Murphey -- Campaign against the opening of city academies in England / Ian Murch -- An inner-city public school teacher's story from China / Yihuai Cai -- What teachers want from their unions: what we know from research / Nina Bascia -- Challenging neo-liberalism: education unions in Australia / Rob Durbridge -- Contradictions and tensions in the place of teachers in educational reform: reflections upon the role of teachers in recent educational reforms in the US and Namibia / Ken Zeichner -- Universalization of elementary education in India: a dream deferred is a dream denied / Basanti Chakraoborty -- Educational restructuring, democratic education, and teachers / Alvaro Moreira Hypolito -- Sodexho in the Chicago public schools / Kyle Westbrook -- Homophobia in St. Lucian schools: a perspective from a select group of teachers / Urban Dolor -- Work on aboriginal education in a social justice union: reflections from the inside / Chris Stewart -- South African teachers and social movements: old and new / Shermain Mannah and Jon Lewis -- Schooling and class in Germany: an interview with Eberhardt Brand and Susanne Gondermann / Mary Compton -- Education or mind infection? / Nurit Peled-Elhanan -- Interview with Thulas Nxesi, president of the Education International / Mary Compton -- The context of teachers' democratic movements in Mexico / Rodolfo Rincones -- In Mexico, to defend education as a social right, we must fight for union democracy / Maria de la Luz Arriaga Lemus -- A history of the search for teacher unity in South Africa / Harold Samuel -- British teacher unions and the Blair government: anatomy of an abusive relationship / Mary Compton -- Building the international movement we need: why a consistent defense of democracy and equality is essential / Lois Weiner.
Summary "This book features an innovative defence of teachers and their unions from experts across the world. It adds to the debate: free market reforms to education have come under scrutiny and the authors advance a unique argument for teaching unions. It has great contributors: the contributors are from around the globe and offer a well balanced approach. It includes well connected authors: both Weiner and Compton are very connected to teaching unions worldwide that are sure to promote the 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."
Other author Compton, Mary F.
Weiner, Lois.
Subject Privatization in education -- Cross-cultural studies.
Teachers' unions -- Cross-cultural studies.
Education and globalization -- Cross-cultural studies.
Neoliberalism -- Cross-cultural studies.
ISBN 9780230606319 (hbk.)
9780230606302 (paperback)
0230606318 (hbk.)
023060630X (paperback)