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Revolutionary Pedagogies and Debtocracy : The Undermining Effects of Neoliberalism on Education

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This volume describes the economic context of the world today, and defines what debtocracy is and what revolutionary education can do about it. It explores how current neo-liberal policies and trends undermine education as a potential site of democratic learning and revolutionary social change. The authors argue that concerned educators no longer have the luxury of intellectual isolation and political inaction but must instead confront the present situation in manifest ways. This requires openly challenging the neoliberal government meddling in educational governance, the massive under-funding of education, and the removal of the institutional control of the educational process.

The volume begins by examining debtocracy and reviews the current shift from ideological to repressive enforcement of its policies. We discuss the impact debtocracy has on human rights and social justice, and consider ways to restore thick democracy through education and revolutionary pedagogy.

Number of Pages: 232
Genre: Education, Business + Money Management
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Education and Neoliberalism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Maria Nikolakaki
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2017
TCIN: 51585990
UPC: 9780415843836
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-3559
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