The Palgrave International Handbook of Alternative Education

David Leat


An “International Handbook of Alternative Education” is indeed timely, given the intensifying critiques of global education systems, some of which surface in this book.  However one will have to look elsewhere for more trenchant and penetrating dissections of the ills of the education-industrial complex which is so intertwined with neo-liberal project (see for example Meyer & Benavot, 2013, Au & Ferrare, 2015). It should be noted that this is a big book with...


Educational alternatives; progressive education; alternative education; difference; educational theory; educational philosophy; home education; education policy


Meyer, H-D. & Benavot, A. (2013). PISA, power, and policy: The emergence of global educational governance. Didcot, Oxford: Symposium Books.

Au, W. & Ferrare, J. (2015). Mapping corporate education reform: Power and policy networks in the neoliberal state. New York: Routledge. to be different...

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