A critical investigation of the relationship between masculinity, social justice, religious education and the neo-liberal discourse,A fresh approach to Indigenous Business Education,Accountability and the rise of ‘play safe’ pedagogical practices,Guest Editorial,Higher Education and student engagement: implications for a new economic era,Net/working: Higher Education in the age of neoliberalism, crisis and social media,Sustainability of community engagement – in the hands of stakeholders?
Conformity and resistance to neo-liberal discourses: shaping a curricula based on Social Justice in Further Education and Training
Conformity And Resistance To Neo-liberal Discourses: Shaping A Curricula Based On Social Justice In Further Education And Training
Curriculum design and implementation can determine whether educational provision is an emancipating or suppressing process. Therefore, any curriculum may be situated not as neutral or apolitical but at the centre of educational power. For example in an age of globalisation and neoliberalism, it may be viewed as a product of market driven changes, where approaches to, for example Skills for Life involve a functional Literacy approach. This is defined by its social purposes, in which there is an alignment between individual skills, the performance of society, the global economy and economic productivity. This eBook asks what kinds of curricula are found in Further Education and Training, and how do they conform or / and offer resistance to neo-liberal discourses within organisation? In what respect do policies, organisational contexts and cultures shape opportunities for challenging dominant discourses and offer critical spaces for more emancipatory approaches to pedagogy that contribute to social justice and challenge structural inequalities, such as class, gender and ethnicity, in Further Education and Training?