Preface.-Foreword.-Introduction.-Chapter One: Neo-liberalism, Ideology and Education.-Chapter Two: Democratic Foundations for Schooling and Society.-Chapter Three: The Anti-Democratic Impact of Human Capital Learning.-Chapter Four: Teaching, Learning and Working for Democratic Citizenship.-Chapter Five: Teachers as Models of Democratic Citizenship.
With a highly accessible and lucid text this book reviews the political shift toward neo-liberal ideology and explores its tremendous impact on education. It maps out in careful detail the theoretical foundations of democratic citizenship by asking the question: What does it mean to learn and live in a democracy and what responsibilities, capacities and knowledge does a citizen need to fulfill these requirements?
A highly accessible text suitable for a wide audience
A lucid description of the contemporary human capital threat to public education
Concrete strategies to reclaim education for democratic citizenship