Understanding the impact of neoliberalism on education and society with Dr. Sara Carpenter

In this episode of Beyond the Textbook, Rahul Kumar engages in a dynamic and insightful conversation with Dr. Sara Carpenter, an expert in adult education. Dr. Carpenter delves into the complexities and contradictions within the field, examining its relationship with neoliberalism and the potential for transformative change. She emphasizes the need for critical reflection in adult education.

Sara Carpenter is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. Her research is deeply influenced by her work with refugee and migrant populations and her involvement in feminist, anti-poverty, and immigrant rights campaigns. As a critical education scholar, she delves into Marxist feminist theories, politics of the not-for-profit sector, and Marxist and feminist critical pedagogies. She has authored and edited several works, including “Revolutionary Learning: Marxism, Feminism, & Knowledge” and “Youth in/as Crisis: Young People, Public Policy, and the Politics of Learning.

Kumar, R., & Hurley, S. (Hosts). (2023, August 28). Sara Carpenter – Understanding the impact of neoliberalism on education and society [Audio podcast episode]. In Adult Education: Beyond the Textbook – Then and Now. VoiceEd Radio. https://voiced.ca/podcast_episode_post/understanding-the-impact-of-neoliberalism-on-education-and-society-with-dr-sara-carpenter/

Contact Rahul and Stephen by email: beyondthetextbook@voicEd.ca


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Stephen Hurley

Chief Catalyst voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer. As the founder and chief catalyst at voicEd Radio, Hurley is passionate about nurturing stronger relationships between education research, practice and policy.

Dr. Rahul Kumar

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, Brock University

Dr. Rahul Kumar has worked as a software developer, systems administrator, and unit head of computing division. In the managerial role, he witnessed and participated in administrative functions. As a current scholar of administrative practices, he examines and critiques various organizational operations in the post-secondary institutions and those directives that shape post-secondary institutions.