Intercambio

The IDEA Network’s on-line bilingual magazine of research on Public Education and Democracy.

Intercambio #12: WORKING CONDITIONS AND TEACHERS´ HEALTH

Year 9, No. 12, August 2018

In this issue of Intercambio, we show that in spite of different social backgrounds of our students and living standards in the communities where we work, some things are pervasive. Governments impose policies that generate heavy workloads, longer work days and an excess of administrative tasks on …

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Intercambio #11 NEW FORMS OF PRIVATIZATION AND EDUCATION COMMODIFICATION

There is a new wave of privatization hitting the Americas, which is making public education become alert of the new attacks. The offensive comes hand in hand with the strengthening of neoliberal positions, as well as with the return of right-wing governments in several Latin American countries

Privatizing and commoditizing tendencies once again proliferate in …

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Intercambio #10. EROSION OF THE RIGHTS OF YOUNG PEOPLE, criminalization of social protest in Latin America

The seriousness of the dispossession of the social and political rights of the world’s peoples that accompanies neoliberal capitalism’s deepening economic crisis, requires an analysis of current trends. It is important to examine the experiences of resistance and construction of alternatives by social movements in the face of an alarming ascent of authoritarian regimes of …

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INTERCAMBIO #9 “Standardized evaluation. Resistance and alternatives”

Student and Teacher Evaluation around the Americas

The theme of this new issue of IDEA’s Intercambio magazine is “Standardized Exams: Resistances and Alternatives.” This focus grew from the context of the advance of conservative politics in many parts of the Americas – whether in those countries where neoliberalism has remained ensconced for …

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Education Technology as a Trojan Horse for Privatization

By Dr. Larry Kuehn, British Colombia Teachers’ Federation

(This article will appear in upcoming issue #11 of Intercambio on Technology and Privatization) Favorite words of technology entrepreneurs are “break,” “disruptive innovation” and “creative destruction.” For example, Uber replaces taxis; Spotify breaks owning music collections; and, Amazon hopes to creatively destroy personal shopping for groceries as …

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INTERCAMBIO MAGAZINE Issue No. 11

New forms of privatization and commercialization in education  CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

The IDEA Network is inviting submissions for the next issue of Intercambio Magazine, which will focus on new processes of privatization and commodification of education in the Americas, as well as the diverse forms in which this process manifests itself in different countries.

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“INTERCAMBIO”

Education Research Magazine of the IDEA Network 2008-2016

Intercambio will attempt to cover the following themes: the right to education and the neoliberal threat; the public school of our times; educational quality; responsibilities and rights of teachers, other education workers, and students; the education-society relationship, and democratic initiatives and proposals for the transformation of education.

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Questioning PISA:  examine the purpose, not just the rankings

Every three years the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development releases the results of international standardized testing it conducts in dozens of countries around the world. And every release of the test results creates a global explosion of comments on the state of education–most of them negative. The publication of the 2015 test results in December 2016 fits the pattern. Politicians from the few countries that top the tables will pat themselves on the back for their schools doing well. Most will find their countries further down the list and will point fingers and use the results to support policy proposals they claim will produce better future results.

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Intercambio’s New Issue

Rights threatened: Social Movements defend public education

 

In 2014 IDEA celebrated 15 years as a space for the convergence of struggles for public education throughout the Americas. research paper writer reviews In defense of education as a social …

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Intercambio #6 – Issue Focuses on the Challenges and Opportunities of Information Technology in Public Schools

 

Technology, globalization, and neo-liberal capitalism cannot be separated from the central issues of education in the 21st Century. What is the purpose of education? What is the content of education? What are the pedagogies, tools and resources? Whose interests are served? Unless the question of purpose is examined and challenged, the dominant discourse rules …

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