Education and Neoliberal Globalization

by Carlos Alberto Torres

Series: Routledge Research in Education

This volume by noted critical education scholar Carlos Alberto Torres takes up the question of how structural changes in schooling and the growing impacts of neoliberalism and globalization affect social change, national development, and democratic educational systems throughout the world. The first section of the book offers analytical avenues to understand and criticize the practices and policies of neoliberal states, both domestically and internationally. More than a mere lament of the state of educational policy, however, Torres also documents the critiques and alternatives developed by social movements against neoliberal governments and policies. Ultimately, his work urges readers to engage in the struggle to resist the oppressive forces of neoliberal globalization, and proactively and deliberately act in informed ways to create a better world.


  • Taylor and Francis; October 2008
  • ISBN: 9781135853112
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Education and Neoliberal Globalization
  • Series: Routledge Research in Education
  • Author: Carlos Alberto Torres
  • Imprint: Routledge

In The Press

"Reminding us that education and politics are inseparable Torres unapologetically offers a powerful theoretical critique of neoliberal globalization. In so doing, he engages the relationship of neoliberal globalization to education, while insisting on alternatives and new possibilities."—Review of Higher Education


About The Author

Carlos Alberto Torres is Professor of Social Sciences and Comparative Education at the Graduate School of Education, UCLA.