Education as Enforcement: The Militarization and Corporatization of Schools

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Kenneth J. Saltman, David A. Gabbard
Routledge, Sep 13, 2010 - Education - 336 pages

The first volume to focus on the intersections of militarization, corporations, and education, Education as Enforcement exposed the many ways schooling has become the means through which the expansion of global corporate power are enforced. Since publication of the first edition, these trends have increased to disturbing levels as a result of the extensive militarization of civil society, the implosion of the neoconservative movement, and the financial meltdown that radically called into question the basic assumptions undergirding neoliberal ideology. An understanding of the enforcement of these corporate economic imperatives remains imperative to a critical discussion of related militarized trends in schools, whether through accountability and standards, school security, or other discipline based reforms.

Education as Enforcement elaborates upon the central arguments of the first edition and updates readers on how recent events have reinforced their continued original relevance. In addition to substantive updates to several original chapters, this second edition includes a new foreword by Henry Giroux, a new introduction, and four new chapters that reveal the most contemporary expressions of the militarization and corporatization of education. New topics covered in this collection include zero-tolerance, foreign and second language instruction in the post-9/11 context, the rise of single-sex classrooms, and the intersection of the militarization and corporatization of schools under the Obama administration.

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Contents

Governing through Crime and the Pedagogy of Punishment
Introduction to the First Edition
Kenneth J Saltman 1
Subtler and Cruder Methods of Control
BPAmacos iMPACT on Education
The Centrality of Compulsory
Chicago School Policy and the Regulation
Youth Voices from the Front
From Abstraction and Militarization of Language Education
What SingleSex Classrooms Have to Do with
Preparing Children to Accept
PostColumbine Reflections on Youth Violence as
The Violence of Neoliberal Education or I
The Pathology of Identity and Agency
A TwentyYear
Education Economism and Crisis

From Social Exclusion to Shock in the
The Structure
A Warning and a Solution from Indian
Surveillance Spectacle and HighStakes
On the Educational
Contributor Biographies 301

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