Educational Partnerships and the State: The Paradoxes of Governing Schools, Children, and Families

  • Barry M. Franklin
  • Marianne N. Bloch
  • Thomas S. Popkewitz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. Barry M. Franklin, Marianne N. Bloch, Thomas S. Popkewitz
      Pages 1-23
  3. Partnerships and Changing Patterns of Governing

  4. Between the State, Civil Society, and Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Barry M. Franklin, Gary McCulloch
      Pages 83-107
    3. Marny Dickson, Sharon Gewirtz, David Halpin, Sally Power, Geoff Whitty
      Pages 109-136
    4. M. Yvette Baber, Kathryn M. Borman, Jennifer Avery, Edgar Amador
      Pages 137-168
  5. School Reform and Public-Private Partnerships

  6. Governing as a Problem of Inclusion and Exclusion

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 267-273

About this book


Educational Partnerships and the State is a compelling collection of essays by an international group of scholars that provides a critical exploration of the role of partnerships in contemporary educational reform. Their focus is on the expanding role that collaboration between the public and private sector has come to play in the governing of schools, children, and families in response to an array of worldwide economic and social changes. The contributors to this volume highlight the new relationship between civil society and the state through partnerships and what that linkage has come to mean for an array of educational issues including academic achievement, school governance, school parent-relationships, teacher education, the construction of family and community involvement, and the discourses of reform as practices that order participation and action.


children e-learning education Governance inclusion participation school teacher education

Editors and affiliations

  • Barry M. Franklin
    • 1
  • Marianne N. Bloch
    • 2
  • Thomas S. Popkewitz
    • 2
  1. 1.Utah State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of Wisconsin-MadisonUSA

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