Globalization, Technological Change, and Public Education

1st Edition

Torin Monahan

Routledge
Published August 18, 2005
Reference - 232 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415951036 - CAT# RT4156
Series: Social Theory, Education, and Cultural Change

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Summary

Globalization, Technological Change, and Public Education documents the dramatic changes taking place in public education through the incorporation of new information technologies. These additions to the public school environment have generally been seen as enabling tools to help students and nations compete in the global marketplace. Yet a closer look at the interplay of technological change and organizational restructuring suggests the emergence of new, less promising power relations. Through detailed ethnographic research and interviews in the Los Angeles public school system, Torin Monahan reveals how, with few exceptions, these changes to the educational process are forcing both students and workers to adapt to systems that are ever more rigid and controlling.

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