This far reaching text, explores the relations between global wealth and poverty, American and European elites and Third World indigenous societies, and the role schools play in the destruction of cultures. It exams how the dark underside of capitalism, called neoliberalism, is using schools to destroy an American generation and why the No Child Left Behind Act is replacing the democracy of Roosevelt and Dewey with Victorian classism.
Dr. William Segall is professor of Social Foundations in Oklahoma State University's College of Education and a professor in the University's School of International Studies. His graduate seminars in Ethiopian and Soviet educational systems are noted internationally along with his pioneering undergraduate social foundations curriculums on the role schools play in understanding international problems. Dr. Segall has also taught in Canada and was for a short time a principal of a Japanese juku preparing students for European and American university entrance examinations.
Chapter 1 Reflections of a Different America: Surviving Ideology Chapter 2 How Eras Change: A History of Neoliberalism Chapter 3 Postcolonial Educational Reformers: A Global Perspective Chapter 4 Schools in a Global Society: From a Family of Nations to a Global Village Chapter 5 Globalization, Schools, and Children in DevelopingNations Chapter 6 The Education of Mean Middle Managers Chapter 7 Deviants, Nostalgia, and Neoliberal Reformers: TheAmerican Social Experience Chapter 8 Neoliberal Reformers: The American Educational Experience Chapter 9 Victorian Classism: Capitalism or Liberty? Chapter 10 Consequences and Quagmires: Combating Neoliberalism's Reform of America's Schools Chapter 11 Epilogue