Edited By João M. Paraskeva and Jurjo Torres Santomé
Globalisms and Power examines the effects neoliberal globalization is having on Spanish and Portuguese educational and curriculum policies and practices. The book dissects the nexus between globalization (or globalisms) and power under a global policy momentum, and analyzes how neoliberal globalization strategies eagerly led by nongovernmental institutions determine the educational agenda in each nation. Both Portugal and Spain were subjugated by military dictatorships for more than four decades: their education systems were laced with an authoritarian, militaristic, racist, and xenophobic ideology. Both countries’ secular authoritarian and conservative religious traditions are now dangerously entangled with the demands of neoliberal ideologies.
Shedding light on how education and curriculum policies and practices are determined and how they, in turn, determine the dynamics of ideological production in society, this book unmasks the massive artillery borrowed from the private sector to fix public education and lays bare the fact that nothing is natural, normal, or inevitable in this corporate global momentum.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2012. XXII, 251 pp.
Contents: João M. Paraskeva/Jurjo Torres Santomé: Introduction: Pouring Old Philosophical Wine into New Ideological Bottles:
Globalisms and the Rebooting of Mankind’s Revolution – Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Globalizations – Rafael Feito Alonso: Secondary
Education in Spain – João Formosinho/Joaquim Machado: Democratic Governance of Public Mass Schools in Portugal – Gloria Braga
Blanco/José Luis San Fabián Maroto: Crisis and Trends in Spanish Universities: The Bologna Process, Year Zero – João Menelau
Paraskeva: Bologna Process(ors): Knowing Very Well What They Are Doing, but Still Doing It – José Gimeno Sacristán: The Professional
Career for Teachers – Maria Alfredo Moreira/Flávia Vieira: Preservice Teacher Education in Portugal: The Transformative Power
of Local Reform – José Félix Angulo/César Bernal: ICT as a Discourse of Salvation – Lia Raquel Oliveira: National Technology
Plan for Education and Public Schooling: Myths, Limits, and False Promises – José Bravo Nico/Lurdes Pratas Nico: Official
Discourses in the Educational Systems: Competencies - The New Curriculum Password? Juan Bautista Martínez Rodríguez: Competencies:
The Key to the New Curriculum – Miguel Lopez Melero: Disability and Education: Transforming Difficulties into Possibilities
– Jurjo Torres Santomé: Curricular Tensions and the Struggle for Justice in Neoliberal Times – Cathryn Teasley: Deconstructing
Discourses on Racism in Educational Contexts in Spain: Along a Continuum of Racialization, New and Old – Jaime Rivière/Mariano
Fernández Enguita: Social Class and Education in Spain – Ana Sánchez Bello: Gendered Agenda in Education.