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Factories for Learning: Making Race, Class and Inequality in the Neoliberal Academy

Christy Kulz


This book draws on empirical research based at Dreamfields Academy, a celebrated secondary academy in a large English city, to explore how the heightened marketization and centralization of education instigated through academisation is reproducing raced, classed and gendered inequalities. Over half of England’s secondary schools are now academies that receive funding directly from central government and operate as autonomous businesses. Academies’ impact on achievement levels has been hotly debated, but the social and cultural changes prompted by this model have received less scrutiny.Dreamfie ... More

Keywords: class, race, inequality, education, academies, neoliberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781526116178
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526116178.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christy Kulz, author
University of Cambridge