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The dominance of neoliberal ideology in public schooling and possibilities for reconstructing the common good in education

  • Author / Creator
    Macris, Vicki
  • Neoliberal ideology has transformed education into a market model as competition, deregulation, stratification and the spread of market discourse and market ideology seep into public educational institutions, causing potentially negative social consequences and threatening their democratic nature. This study examines the processes by which neoliberalism seeks to reframe the context of public education by promoting market-based principles and values through the implementation of educational policies and reforms; principles and values that have become so firmly embedded in the vision of education, they subsequently operate as mechanisms for upholding and reproducing the asymmetrical power relations in society.

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  • Graduation date
    2009-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Education
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3C60B
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Educational Policy Studies
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Lynette Shultz
    • Ali Abdi
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • David Smith