Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2016 Archive

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Education, neoliberalism and youth livelihoods

2 March 2016

A Skype Series research presentation supported by the Comparative and International Education Research Network of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.

This presentation, based on the theoretical framing of Dr DeJaeghere's forthcoming book, Neoliberalism and Youth Livelihoods, situates changing purposes of education, and specifically entrepreneurship education, within hegemonic discourses of liberalism and neoliberalism. Drawing on Dean (2010), DeJaeghere will discuss how liberalism and neoliberalism are interrelated governing discourses that have material and social consequences for the contours of what citizens should be and do. Using the term, neo/liberalisms, she argues that international and local actors utilise the key ideas of rights, responsibilities, participation and empowerment with mixed meanings, and that these ideas can be reinterpreted in post-colonial contexts in a counter-hegemonic discourse of citizenship. Dr DeJaeghere will conclude by exploring how education can prepare young people to claim not only their political rights, but also economic and social rights.

Event details

  • When: Noon–1.30pm

  • Where: Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
    Education Building A35
    Click image for interactive map.

  • Cost: Free

  • RSVP: RSVP by emailing Dr Matthew AM Thomas.

  • Contact: Dr Matthew AM Thomas
    T: +61 2 8627 4304
    E: matthew.thomas@sydney.edu.au

  • Speaker: Joan DeJaeghere is an associate professor of comparative and international development education at the University of Minnesota and currently serves on the board of directors for the Comparative and International Education Society. Her scholarly and professional interests are concerned with how inequalities are produced and transformed in and through education and she has published extensively on gender and development, education for citizenship, NGOs, and youth livelihoods. Most recently she draws on and extends the capability approach theoretically and empirically to examine issues of gender and socioeconmic inequality. Dr DeJaeghere has worked on projects across a diverse set of institutions including, The MasterCard Foundation, CARE, USAID, and the World Bank, and in several countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Honduras, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, the United States, and Viet Nam. She is currently the co-principal investigator on a six-year project about youth livelihoods in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Education, neoliberalism and youth livelihoods

Where Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
Click image for interactive map.

When

2 March 2016


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