This book comes at a time of increasing anxiety about the repercussions of financial instability and the probability of widespread market volatility. The educators and researchers whose work is collected here have considered these factors deeply when constructing their responses to prevailing financial conditions. These views guide the reader through economic crises as a mode of survival and as a means to deploying education at its most meaningful and intense. The approach aligns practice with theory and takes the empirical evidence from these studies as a means to determining the economic influence on education. This book will be a valuable asset for teachers and professors, as well as an excellent textbook for undergraduate and graduate classrooms.
Contents: Stephen J. Ball: Foreword. Crisis and Attentiveness - David R. Cole: Introduction to Surviving Economic Crises through Education - Michael A. Peters: `Knowledge Economy', Economic Crisis and Cognitive Capitalism: Public Education and the Promise of Open Science - Jim Crowther/Mae Shaw: Education for Resilience and Resistance in the `Big Society' - Mike Cole: Capitalist Crisis and Fascism: Issues for Educational Practice - Gustavo E. Fischman/Victor H. Diaz: Teach for What America? Beginning Teachers' Reflections about Their Professional Choices and the Economic Crisis - Patrick Carmichael/Kate Litherland: Transversality and Innovation: Prospects for Technology-Enhanced Learning in Times of Crisis - Silvina Gvirtz/Ana Laura Barudi: When the Sun Does not Shine after the Rain: The Effects of the 2001 Crisis on the Education System of Argentina - Ana Ines Heras: Struggle for Agency in Contemporary Argentinean Schools - Silvia Grinberg/Eduardo Langer: Education and Governmentality in Degraded Urban Territories: From the Sedimented to the Experience of the Actual - David R. Cole: Doing Work as a Reflection of the Other: Notes on the Educational Materialism of Deleuze and Guattari - Robert Haworth/Abraham P. DeLeon: The Crisis of Mutative Capitalism: Holey Spaces, Creative Struggle and Educative Innovations - Torill Strand: The Current Dynamics of Professional Expertise: The Movable Ethos, Pathos, and Logos of Four Norwegian Professions - R. Scott Webster: Educating the Person for Democratic Participation - Jason J. Wallin: Remachining Educational Desire: Bankrupting Freire's Banking Model of Education in an Age of Schizo-Capitalism - Marcus Bussey: Afterword. When No Crisis Is the Real Crisis! The Endless Vertigo of Capitalist Education.