The Politics of Education: A Critical Introduction (2nd Edition) – eBook

eBook details

  • Author: Kenneth J. Saltman
  • File Size: 1 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 154 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2nd Edition
  • Publication Date: March 29, 2018
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07BW82VDH
  • ISBN-10: 1138242500, 1138242519
  • ISBN-13: 9781138242500, 9781138242517


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About The Author

Kenneth J. Saltman

The Politics of Education, 2nd Edition, (PDF) offers an introduction to both the political dimensions of schooling and the politics of modern educational reform debates. The ebook offers undergraduates and starting graduate students in education an understanding of various dimensions of the contested field of education, speaking of questions of political economy, class, race, cultural politics, and gender. Renowned scholar Kenneth Saltman introduces modern educational debates and seriously reflects views across the political spectrum from the vantage point of critical education, highlighting schooling for broader social justice and equality.

Updates to this second edition work through modern reform debates that include topics such as the reauthorization of ESEA, standardized testing and common core, race, and diversity and classroom technology. With prospects for readers to engage in deeper discussion through a Glossary of key terms and Questions for Further Discussion, The Politics of Education 2e remains a much-needed, accessible primer, providing the critical tools needed to make sense of the current politics of education.


Educating our people is a political act, and if educators are not aware of how political thought impacts them and the system in which they work, they will be battered by forces they do not understand and cannot control. This educational ebook provides insights teachers need. A must-read for the apprehensive educator.David Berliner, Regents Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University

Saltman’s engaging textbook delivers the reader with critical tools to make sense of the present politics of education. Readers are introduced to complex concepts in ways that show how they help us analyze the dominant discourses and practices. Moreover, the writings of both well-known and unfortunately neglected theorists are put into context so that their practicality becomes clear. Highly recommended for the advanced and beginning of education policy!’ David Hursh, University of Rochester

Teachers need this ebook because Kenneth Saltman shatters the deep conviction that their work has nothing to do with politics. Every chapter opens up another part of the unacknowledged political imperatives that describe the schoolroom―from critical pedagogy as a meaning-making practice to cultural imperialism to what corporate school reform is really about. I needed this ebook for my first fifteen years as an educator.’ Susan Ohanian, educational activist, teacher, and author of Why Is Corporate America Bashing Our Schools

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