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

Contributor(s): Compton, Mary F | Weiner, Lois.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: xiii, 281 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 023060630X (alk. paper); 9780230606302 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Privatization in education -- Cross-cultural studies | Teachers' unions -- Cross-cultural studies | Education and globalization -- Cross-cultural studies | Neoliberalism -- Cross-cultural studiesOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Table of contents only
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.
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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.

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