Education as Enforcement: The Militarization and Corporatization of Schools

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Kenneth J. Saltman, David Gabbard
Psychology Press, 2003 - Education - 332 pages
This text locates a rising culture of militarism found not only in popular culture, civil society and US foreign policy but also in educational policy and practices. Considering the rise of school security apparatus, accountability and standards movements, privatization and commercialization, this book highlights the intersections between militarization and corporatization. This volume brings together scholars in education to explore and challenge the ways that the imperatives of corporate globalization are educating citizens through curriculum, policy and popular culture in the virtues of authoritarianism, while turning some schools into boardrooms and others into barracks and prisons. With the shadow of the No Child Left Behind Act descending, the text points to the need for citizens to become more actively involved in leading schools, teachers and children out of this educational Dark Age.
 

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Contents

The Function of Schools Subtler and Cruder Methods of Control
25
Rivers of Fire BPAmocos iMPACT on Education
37
Education IS Enforcement The Centrality of Compulsory Schooling in Market Societies
61
Cracking Down Chicago School Policy and the Regulation of Black and Latino Youth
81
Facing Oppression Youth Voices from the Front
103
Freedom for Some Discipline for Others The Structure of Inequity in Education
127
Forceful Hegemony A Warning and a Solution from Indian Country
153
The Proliferation of JROTC Educational Reform or Militarization
163
Taking Command The Pathology of Identity and Agency in Predatory Culture
213
Commentary on the Rhetoric of Reform A TwentyYear Retrospective
223
Controlling Images The Power of HighStakes Testing
241
Dick Lit Corporatism Militarism and the Detective Novel
259
Virtuous War Simulation and the Militarization of Play
279
We Were Soldiers The Rewriting of Memory and the Corporate Order
289
The Politics of Compulsory Patriotism On the Educational Meanings of September 11
299
Critical Revolutionary Pedagogy at Ground Zero Renewing the Educational Left after September 11
311

Education for War in Israel Preparing Children to Accept War as a Natural Factor of Life
177
PostColumbine Reflections on Youth Violence as a TransNational Movement
189
Imprisoning Minds The Violence of Neoliberal Education or I Am Not for Sale
203

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Kenneth J. Saltman is Assistant Professor of Social and Cultural Studies at DePaul University. David A. Gabbard is Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at East Carolina University's School of Education.

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