Education as Enforcement locates a rising culture of militarism found not only in popular culture, civil society and US foreign policy but also in educational policy and practices. Considering the rise of school security apparatus, accountability and standards movements, privatization and commercialization, this book highlights the intersections between militarization and corporatization. It brings together noted scholars in education to explore and challenge the ways that the imperatives of corporate globalization are educating citizens through curriculum, policy and popular culture in the virtues of authoritarianism while turning some schools into boardrooms and others into barracks and prisons.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments Foreword Democracy, Schooling, and the Culture of Fear after September 11 - Henry A. Giroux Introduction - Kenneth J. Saltman 1. The Function of Schools: Subtler and Cruder Methods of Control - Noam Chomsky 2. Rivers of Fire: BPAmoco's Impact on Education - Kenneth J. Saltman and Robin Truth Goodman 3. Education Is Enforcement!: The Centrality of Compulsory Schooling in Market Societies - David A. Gabbard 4. Cracking Down: Chicago School Policy and the Regulation of Black and Latino Youth - Pauline Lipman 5. Facing Oppression: Youth Voices from the Front - Pepi Leistyna 6. Freedom for Some, Discipline for "Others": The Structure of Inequity in Education - Enora R. Brown 7. Forceful Hegemony: A Warning and a Solution from Indian Country - Don Trent Jacobs 8. The Proliferation of JROTC: Educational Reform or Militarization - Marvin J. Berlowitz and Nathan A. Long 9. Education for War in Israel: Preparing Children to Accept War as a Natural Factor of Life - Haggith Gor 10. Post-Columbine Reflections on Youth Violence as a (Trans)National Movement - Julie Webber 11. Imprisoning Minds: The Violence of Neoliberal Education or "I Am Not for Sale!" - Sheila Landers Macrine 12. Taking Command: The Pathology of Identity and Agency in Predatory Culture - Ron Scapp 13. Commentary on the Rhetoric of Reform: A Twenty-Year Retrospective - Sandra Jackson 14. Controlling Images: The Power of High-Stakes Testing - Kevin D. Vinson and E. Wayne Ross 15. Dick Lit: Corporatism, Militarism, and the Detective Novel - Robin Truth Goodman 16. Virtuous War: Simulation and the Militarization of Play - Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr. 17. We Were Soldiers: The Rewriting of Memory and the Corporate Order - William M. Reynolds and David A. Gabbard 18. The Politics of Compulsory Patriotism: On the Educational Meanings of September 11 - Michael W. Apple 19. Critical Revolutionary Pedagogy at Ground Zero: Renewing the Educational Left after September 11 - Peter McLaren and Ramin Farahmandpur Index
Kenneth J. Saltman is Assistant Professor of Social and Cultural Studies at DePaul University. David A. Gabbard is Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at East Carolina University's School of Education.