March 2021 Academic & Specialist Bristol University Press

Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives Edited by Lyn Tett, Mary Hamilton


Paperback | Mar 2021 | Policy Press | 9781447350071 | 290pp | 234x156mm | FIR | AUD$64.99, NZD$79.99

Neoliberalism is having a detrimental impact on wider social and ethical goals in the field of education. Using an international range of contexts, this book provides practical examples that demonstrate how neoliberalism can be challenged and changed at the local, national and transnational level.

Neoliberalism has been widely criticised because of its role in prioritising 'free markets' as the optimum way of solving problems and organising society. In the field of education, this leads to an emphasis on the knowledge economy that can reduce both persons and education to economic actors and be detrimental to wider social and ethical goals.

Drawing on a range of international contexts across informal, adult, school and university settings, this book provides innovative examples that show how neoliberalism in education can be challenged and changed at the local, national and transnational levels in order to foster a more democratic culture.

'This book brings together an impressive international group of researchers to focus on challenging neoliberalism in education. I would recommend this book for the ideas it discusses and the practices of resistance the authors detail in depth.' – Leona M. English, St. Francis Xavier University