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Education as Enforcement: The Militarization and Corporatization of Schools: The Militarization and Corporation of Schools Paperback – 8 May 2003


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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (8 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415944899
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415944892
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.2 x 22.2 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,732,437 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This volume offers us a powerful look at what our current education system is doing to us instead of for us. If you have any doubt that education has become a business designed to first serve corporate interests, then political interests, and rarely individual and community interests, "Education as Enforcement is a real education for you." -Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin, Madison "For those of us who have worried that the high-standards, high-stakes reform movement really seeks to mold children into standardized, docile, obedient widget makers taking orders from global corporations, "Education as Enforcement provides the realization of our worst nightmare. The chapters range from the abstract and conceptual to concrete examples in the schools of Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia to descriptions of how video games train children as soldiers. About the most comforting words in the book are only that the totalitarian trend we are enduring is not inevitable." -Gerald W. Bracey, George Mason University and High/Scope Educational Research Foundation

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Education as Enforcement locates a rising culture of militarism found not only in popular culture, civil society and US foreign policy but also in educational policy and practices. Considering the rise of school security apparatus, accountability and standards movements, privatization and commercialization, this book highlights the intersections between militarization and corporatization. It brings together noted scholars in education to explore and challenge the ways that the imperatives of corporate globalization are educating citizens through curriculum, policy and popular culture in the virtues of authoritarianism while turning some schools into boardrooms and others into barracks and prisons.

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