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Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory


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Volume 11 Number 4  2013  ISSN 1478-2103


Mara Westling Allodi. Simple-minded Accountability Measures Create Failing Schools in Disadvantaged Contexts: a case study of a Swedish junior high school

Sardar M. Anwaruddin. NeoliberalUniversities and the Education of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in Bangladesh

Ruth Boyask, Arnet Donkin, Sue Waite & Hazel Lawson. Autonomy and Governance in Local Authority Provision for Children and Young People

Adam Davidson-Harden. What Is Social Sciences and Humanities Research ‘Worth’? Neoliberalism and the Framing of Social Sciences and Humanities Work in Canada

Vera Lucia Felicetti, Marilia Costa Morosini & Patricia Somers. Affirmative Action in the Quality of Higher Education: the voices of graduates of the University for All program

Sarina Molina & Heather Lattimer. Defining Global Education

Noah De Lissovoy. Pedagogy of the Impossible: neoliberalism and the ideology of accountability

Vassiliki Papatsiba. The Idea of Collaboration in the Academy: its epistemic and social potentials and risks for knowledge generation

Ronald Barnett. Potentials and Risks of Collaboration: two sides of the same coin or the same side of the coin? A Response to Vassiliki Papatsiba

Jenny Ozga. Acts of Construction: the conditions of collaboration. A Response to Vassiliki Papatsiba

Johanna Ringarp. From Bildung to Entrepreneurship: trends in education policy in Sweden


Peter McLaren. Farewell to the Man in the Red Beret, Enter the Man in the White Silk Mitre: ‘there is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in’


Re-shaping Education for Citizenship: democratic national citizenship in Hong Kong (Pak-Sang Lai & Michael Byram), reviewed by Liz Jackson
Makiguchi and Gandhi: their educational relevance for the 21st century (Namrata Sharma), reviewed by Yueh-Mei Lin

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Glenn Rikowski and Ruth Rikowski have a number of articles in Policy Futures in Education. These include:

Rikowski, Ruth (2003) Value – the Life Blood of Capitalism: knowledge is the current key, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.1 No.1, pp.160-178:

Rikowski, Glenn (2004) Marx and the Education of the Future, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.2 Nos. 3 & 4, pp.565-577, online at:

Rikowski, Ruth (2006) A Marxist Analysis of the World Trade Organisation’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.4 No.4:

Rikowski, Ruth (2008) Review Essay: ‘On Marx: An introduction to the revolutionary intellect of Karl Marx’, by Paula Allman, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.6 No.5, pp.653-661:




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