Global Impacts of the Western School Model: Corporatization, Alienation, Consumerism

1st Edition

Joel Spring

Routledge
Published September 4, 2018
Reference - 148 Pages
ISBN 9781138545632 - CAT# K375581
Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

USD$44.95

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

In this timely analysis of the current state of global educational policies, Joel Spring focuses on the spread of the Western school model and its impact on creating an urban-consumer culture, increasing economic inequalities, contributing to environmental destruction and diminishing compassion and empathy essential for energizing social justice movements. In his signature straightforward, concise style, Spring describes and analyzes the school's role in displacing religious with secular values, promoting nationalism, preparing students to work in global corporations, supporting cultural and linguistic homogeneity, and discusses related goals and effects of anti-globalization movements such as the Alt-right, Anti-fascist groups, radical environmentalism and anarchism. An important addition to Spring’s body of work on global educational policies, this provocative book challenges readers to re-examine what they know about education, globalization and their interconnections.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title