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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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A new book by Sheila Macrine

A new book by Sheila Macrine


A new book edited by Sheila Macrine

Critical Pedagogy in Uncertain Times: Hope and Possibilities

Palgrave Macmillan (Education, Politics and Public Life Series)

1st September 2009 publication date: ISBN: 978-0-230-61320-1; ISBN10: 0-230-61320-9

This exciting edited collection by Sheila Macrine includes:

A Foreword by Stanley Aronowitz

Introduction by Sheila Macrine

Chapters by: Sheila Macrine, Henry Giroux, Maxine Greene, Antonia Darder, Peter McLaren and Nathalia E. Jaramillo, Donaldo Macedo, Dave Hill, Kenneth J. Saltman, Noah De Lissovoy, and Ramin Farahmandpur

An Afterword by Gustavo Fischman

Praise for Critical Pedagogy in Uncertain Times

“The contributors in this volume simultaneously provide conceptually sophisticated and pragmatic tools to pursue the construction of pedagogies of freedom where commitment to justice and fairness is encouraged, where respecting different perspectives on sciences and arts is stimulated, where disagreement is not punished, where caring for the other and a desire to know is celebrated, and where a passion for democracy and creating fair and inclusive futures is welcomed.” Foreword by Gustavo Fischman, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Arizona State University

“At a time when the ruinous results of dominant neo-liberal policies are becoming increasingly clear, Critical Pedagogy in Uncertain Times offers the activist educator a cogent analysis of recent educational trends as well as useful suggestions for finding a way forward.”–Patricia H. Hinchey, Associate Professor of Education, Penn State University

“When education is increasingly reduced to test scores, this book reminds us what education can be for and how pedagogy can be practiced. The authors’ critique of the present system and description of what might be will strengthen the reader in working for a democratic society and schools.”–David Hursh, Associate Professor, University of Rochester

Dr. Sheila Macrine is an Associate Professor in the Curriculum and Teaching Department at Montclair State University in New Jersey.

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Update 5th April 2012: Now out in Paperback!


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