Journal article

Education policy mobility: reimagining sustainability in neoliberal times

Marcia McKenzie, Andrew Bieler, Rebecca McNeil

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION RESEARCH | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

This paper is concerned with the twinning of sustainability with priorities of economic neoliberalization in education, and in particular via the mobility or diffusion of education policy. We discuss the literature on policy mobility as well as overview concerns regarding neoliberalism and education. The paper brings these analyses to bear in considering the uptake of sustainability in education policy. We ask to what extent sustainability as a vehicular idea may be twinning with processes of neoliberalization in education policy in ways that may undermine aspirations of, and action on, environmental sustainability. Toward the end of the paper, we draw on data from an empirical study to help..

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Grants

Awarded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada


Funding Acknowledgements

This publication draws on research from the Sustainability and Education Policy Network (SEPN), supported by a Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada [grant number 895-2011-1025], Principal Investigator Dr. Marcia McKenzie. For more information, visit www.sepn.ca.