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“Confronting NeoLiberalism: Classroom Practice and Social Justice Teaching”

January 26, 2015 4-6

Graduate School of Business Gathering Hall, Mills College
Neoliberalism increasingly drives education reform locally and globally. While public schools have generally been facing cuts in funding, market-based reforms that emphasize competition, standardization, and accountability have continued to expand. Who stands to benefit the most from these changes? In this conversation, Christine Sleeter and Kevin Kumashiro will discuss how and why neoliberalism has gained ascendance and its impact on society and schooling. With illustrations of what educators can do in response, they will argue in favor of more democratic and socially just approaches of education that include critical analysis, ethnic studies, critical multicultural pedagogy and organized activism.

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