Joel Spring’s American Education introduces readers to the historical, political, social, and legal foundations of education and to the profession of teaching in the United States. In his signature straightforward and concise approach to describing complex issues, Spring illuminates events and...
To Be Published August 26th 2015 by Routledge
Human Capital, Global Corporations, Skills-Based Schooling
In this timely, cogent analysis of trends and powerful forces shaping global educational policy today, Joel Spring focuses on how economization is making economic growth and increased productivity the main goals of schools, and the ways these goals are achieved—including measuring educational...
Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge
An Introduction, 2nd Edition
Continuing Joel Spring’s reportage and analysis of the intersection of global forces and education, this text offers a comprehensive overview and synthesis of current research, theories, and models related to the topic. Written in his signature clear, narrative style, Spring introduces the...
Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge
From Race to the Top to Saving the Planet, 5th Edition
The Fifth Edition of Joel Spring’s ongoing documentation and analysis of political agendas for education reflects the major political issues in education since 2008. This edition focuses on the education sections of the 2012 Republican, Democratic, Green, and Libertarian Party platforms. Taking a...
Published November 13th 2013 by Routledge
Corporatism, Social Control, and Cultural Domination in Education: From the Radical Right to Globalization
The Selected Works of Joel Spring
Series: World Library of Educationalists
Starting with the 1972 publication of his seminal work, Education and the Rise of the Corporate State, Joel Spring has been documenting and analyzing the politics of knowledge and education. Throughout his work he has explored the attempts to use education to advance the economic and political...
Published November 19th 2012 by Routledge
Ideology, Technology, and Profit
The Great American Education-Industrial Complex examines the structure and nature of national networks and enterprises that seek to influence public education policy in accord with their own goals and objectives. In the past twenty years, significant changes have taken place in the way various...
Published October 19th 2012 by Routledge
Power, Wealth, Cyberspace, and the Digital Mind
Education Networks is a critical analysis of the emerging intersection among the global power elite, information and communication technology, and schools. Joel Spring documents and examines the economic and political interests and forces —including elite networks, the for-profit education industry...
Published February 9th 2012 by Routledge
Turning his distinctive analytical lens to the politics of American education, Joel Spring looks at contemporary educational policy issues from theoretical, practical, and historical perspectives. This comprehensive overview documents and explains who influences educational policy and how, bringing...
Published November 19th 2010 by Routledge
Continuing Joel Spring’s reportage and analysis of the intersection of global forces and education, this text offers a comprehensive overview and synthesis of current research, theories, and models related to the topic. Spring introduces readers to the processes, institutions, and forces by which...
Published November 18th 2008 by Routledge
Educational Philosophies of Authority, Freedom, and Culture from Confucianism to Human Rights, 3rd Edition
In this popular text Joel Spring provocatively analyzes the ideas of traditional and non-traditional philosophies from Confucianism to human rights regarding the contribution of education to the creation of a democratic society. The goal is to explore how governments use education to control...
Published September 19th 2007 by Routledge