- Title Pages
- List of figures, tables and boxes
- Notes on contributors
- Foreword: the imperative to resist
- Introduction: resisting neoliberalism in education
1Accountability literacies and conflictual cooperation in community-based organisations for young people in Québec
2Research, adult literacy and criticality: catalysing hope and dialogic caring
3The employability skills discourse and literacy practitioners
4Making spaces in professional learning for democratic literacy education in the early years
5Countering dull pedagogies: the power of teachers and artists working together
6Resisting the neoliberal: parent activism in New York State against the corporate reform agenda in schooling
7Nourishing resistance and healing in dark times: teaching through a Body-Soul Rooted Pedagogy
8Everyday activism: challenging neoliberalism for radical library workers in English higher education
9Strategies of resistance in the neoliberal university
10Moving against and beyond neoliberal higher education in Ireland
11The appropriation of cultural, economic and normative frames of reference for adult education: an Italian perspective
12The marginalisation of popular education: 50 years of Danish adult education policy
13Adult basic education in Australia: in need of a new song sheet?
14Education policy and the European Semester: challenging soft power in hard times
15Rethinking adult education for active participatory citizenship and resistance in Europe
16Leaving no one behind: bringing equity and inclusion back into education
- Afterword: resources of hope
Afterword: resources of hope
Afterword: resources of hope
- (p.253) Afterword: resources of hope
- Resisting Neoliberalism in Education
- Policy Press
The aim of this book, as explained in the Introduction, is to demonstrate not only the urgent challenges from neoliberalism facing educationalists, but also a range of positive responses to these challenges. We have taken Raymond Williams (1989) notion of ‘resources of hope’ to draw together the rich variety of responses offered by contributors to the book and to identify what Milana and Rapanà call ‘interstices for resistance’ – points where it is possible to intervene to disrupt the dominant neoliberal regime and to help emergent, more emancipatory, cultures to take root. The notion of hope is explicitly referred to by several contributors as central to affirming identity and emboldening action....
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