Dumber and Dumber: uncritical teacher education in the service of global neoliberal and neoconservative capital.
AbstractThe first part of this article contextualises `education reform’- the restructuring of education and teacher education- within the global and national requirements and demands of Capital in the current epoch of global neoliberalism and neoconservatism. The second part analyses developments in teacher education in England and Wales under both Conservatives (1979-1997) and New Labour (1997-2007) and their continuities. These developments have resulted in the detheorised, non-egalitarian and technicist state of teacher education in England and Wales, with its marginalisation of issues of the social contexts of education, and issues of equality/ inequality. These silences work to produce teachers more fit to develop children and young adults fit for the purposes of Capital.
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Hill, Dave <http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/view/creators/Hill=3ADave=3A=3A.html> (2008) Dumber and Dumber: uncritical teacher education in the service of global neoliberal and neoconservative capital. In: American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference on "Research on schools, neighborhoods, and communities: toward civic responsibility", 24-28 March 2008, Hilton Hotel, New York.