ABSTRACT

Recognizing the dominance of neoliberal forces in education, this volume offers a range of critical essays which analyze the language used to underpin these dynamics.

Combining essays from over 20 internationally renowned contributors, this text offers a critical examination of key terms which have become increasingly central to educational discourse. Each essay considers the etymological foundation of each term, the context in which they have evolved, and likewise their changed meaning. In doing so, these essays illustrate the transformative potential of language to express or challenge political, social, and economic ideologies. The text’s musings on the language of education and its implications for the current and future role of education in society make clear its relevance to today’s cultural and political landscape.

This exploratory monograph will be of interest to doctoral students, researchers, and scholars with an interest in the philosophy of education, educational policy and politics, as well as the sociology of education and the impacts of neoliberalism.

chapter |8 pages

Introduction

BySpyros Themelis

part I|104 pages

Endangering Words

chapter 1|9 pages

Crisis

ByGlenn Rikowski

chapter 2|8 pages

Neoliberal Globalization

BySpyros Themelis

chapter 3|7 pages

Social Value

ByEwen Speed

chapter 4|6 pages

Alienation

ByInny Accioly

chapter 5|6 pages

Hegemony

ByAlpesh Maisuria

chapter 6|7 pages

Immiseration

ByRichard Hall

chapter 7|7 pages

Commodity

ByJoss Winn

chapter 8|8 pages

Social Mobility

BySpyros Themelis

chapter 9|9 pages

Social Inclusion

ByAngela Tuck

chapter 10|10 pages

Markets

ByDionysios Gouvias

chapter 11|5 pages

League Tables and Targets

ByPatrick Yarker

chapter 12|7 pages

Managerialism

ByRichard Hall

chapter 13|7 pages

Employability

ByTom G. Griffiths, Bill Robertson

chapter 14|6 pages

Ability

ByPatrick Yarker

part II|109 pages

Words of Possibility

chapter 15|11 pages

Essence

ByGrant Banfield

chapter 16|10 pages

Reflexivity

ByElisabeth Simbürger

chapter 17|8 pages

Utopia

ByTom G. Griffiths, Jo Williams

chapter 18|5 pages

Hope

ByHasan Hüseyin Aksoy

chapter 19|8 pages

Social Movements

ByLaurence Cox

chapter 20|11 pages

Revolutionary Pedagogy

ByPeter McLaren

chapter 21|6 pages

Alternative Education

ByRichard Hall

chapter 22|7 pages

Youth

BySandra Gadelha, Claudiana Alencar

chapter 23|8 pages

Educators

ByMaria Chalari, Eleftheria Atta

chapter 24|5 pages

School

ByJosé Ernandi Mendes

chapter 25|9 pages

Post-Critical Education

ByJuan Ramón Rodríguez Fernández

chapter 26|9 pages

Educational Commons

ByYannis Pechtelidis

chapter 27|10 pages

Socialism

ByDave Hill

chapter |5 pages

Conclusion: Stammering

ByMike Neary