Kathleen Lynch, UCD Professor of Equality Studies, UCD School of Education addressed delegates at PDA Annual Conference on the most thought provoking topic of Neoliberalism, New Managerialism and Education: Challenges and Possibilities….
A 2nd principle of Neoliberalism is that the citizen’s relationship to the State and others is managed via the Market. In Ireland there is a growing attempt to privatise public services and make people buy them on the market – Health care, voluntary contributions in schools, privatising the community sector.
With a for-profit orientation, services are diminished in quality….jobs are insecured. Rise of the Precariat within and without the public sector – insecure, transient labour force – Unpaid internships, job bridge, project work, part-time hours, zero-contract hours
Segregation and polarisation is growing through wealth, job and income polarisation…
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