ISSN 1740-2743 Online version / ISSN 2051-0969 Print version

The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (JCEPS) is a double-blind peer-reviewed international scholarly journal published by The Institute for Education Policy Studies (IEPS). The free, online version is published in association with the Kapodistrian and National University of Athens (Greece). The print version (available on subscription or purchase – click on the Subscriptions and Purchasing link is published by IEPS). JCEPS will have three issues per annum, as from 2013. (Prior to that, since March 2003, there were two issues per annum). The journal website is Enquiries should be addressed through the contact form and/ or to

JCEPS is now indexed with and included in ERIC, Cabell’s, EBSCO and OpenAccessJournals. JCEPS has also been accepted onto the Scopus database/ index and will soon appear in the Scopus datatbase.

The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (JCEPS) seeks to develop Marxist and other Left analysis of education. JCEPS seeks and publishes articles that critique global, national, neo-liberal, neo-conservative, New Labour, Third Way, postmodernist and other analyses of policy developments, as well as those that attempt to report on, analyse and develop Socialist/ Marxist transformative policy for schooling and education from a number of Radical Left perspectives. JCEPS also addresses issues of social class, ‘race’, gender, sexual orientation, disability and capital/ism; critical pedagogies, new public managerialism and academic/ non-academic labour, and empowerment/ disempowerment.

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Volume 15 Number 3 – December 2017

Ravi Kumar
Consensualised Reproduction and Fascisation of Society: Critical Pedagogy in Times of Despair

Glenn Rikowski
Privatisation in Education and Commodity Forms

Mike Cole
‘A bright future’ for ‘something new and highly significant’ or a bit of a damp squib?: (neo-) Marxist reflections on recent theoretical developments in ‘BritCrit’ in the journal Race, Ethnicity and Education

Oskar Szwabowski
Paulina Wężniejewska

An (co)autoethnography story about going against the neoliberal didactic machine

Sezen Bayhan
Ayşe Caner

Schools in the Nexus of Neoliberal Urban Transformation and Education Policy Change

Chris Holligan
Corporate Schooling and Decorative Metrics: The Iconography of Academy School Chains in England

Dhammika Jayawardena
The “MacBurger”, Non-State Universities and the Changing Landscape of Higher Education in Sri Lanka

Steve Hanson
Language, juridical epistemologies and power in the new UK university: Can alternative providers escape?

Cecilia Rikap
The Meanings of University’s Autonomy in Western History as a Clue to Understand the Consequences of Universities’ Differentiated Adoption of Enterprise Features

Joseph Cunningham
Rhetorical Tension in the Bureaucratic University

Fernando Murillo
Ideology, Curriculum & The Self: The psychic rootedness of ideology and resistance in subjectivity

Carl Parsons
Kaia-Marie A. Bishop

Book Review: Mike Cole (2016) Racism: a Critical Analysis. London: Pluto Press.

Gülay Aslan
Teachers and Multiculturalism in Turkey: An Evaluation of the Competency Perceptions of Teachers Regarding Multiculturalism and their Reflection of These Perceptions to the Classroom

Marcus W. Johnson
Melinda Lemke
Hanadi Shatara

A Book Review Symposium: Arturo Rodriguez & Kevin Magill (2017) Imagining Education: Beyond the Logic of Global Neoliberal Capitalism. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. ISBN: 1681237466