TEACHERS' UNIONS, THE CAPITALIST STATE AND THE CONTRADICTIONS OF EDUCATIONAL REFORM

  • Carlos Alberto Torres UCLA
  • Daniel Schugurensky Arizona State University
Palavras-chave: teachers' unions, educational reform, States Policies, neoliberal Regimes

Resumo

This essay reports analytically some of the conclusions of a larger research project. It discusses the connections between teachers unions, their presence in civil societies, and their confrontation with State policies particularly under neoliberal regimes. It explores how teacher unions accumulate - through conflict and collaboration - political and social capital in the process of educational reform. Data from this paper resulted from five years of empirical research comparing case studies in the United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico and Argentina.

Biografia do Autor

Carlos Alberto Torres, UCLA
Director of the Paulo Freire Institute at the UCLA Graduate School of Education, USA. Professor of Social Sciences and Comparative Education, USA
Daniel Schugurensky, Arizona State University
Professor in the School of Public Affairs and in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University,EUA. Co-director of the Participatory Governance Initiative and coordinator of the graduate certificate in social transformation, the undergraduate certificate in human rights, and the masters in social and cultural pedagogy, USA
Publicado
2013-06-08
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