K U R T L O V E , P H . D . | C E N T R A L C O N N E C T I C U T S TA T E U N I V E R S I T Y
AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL STUDIE...
C A P TA I N S O F I N D U S T R Y
WANT DOCILE WORKERS
PURPOSE OF SCHOOLING
UNDER THE CONTROL OF
T H E S U P E R W E A LT ...
C A P TA I N S O F I N D U S T R Y
WANT DOCILE WORKERS

NEOLIBERAL AGENDA
S U P E R W E A LT H Y
WANT MINIMUM
AND MEDIUM
W...
C A P TA I N S O F I N D U S T R Y
WANT DOCILE WORKERS
NEOLIBERAL AGENDA

BIG BUSINESS
CEO WITH
H O U R LY W A G E
AT $ 2 ...
AN HISTORICAL, NEOLIBERAL FRAMEWORK
LED US HERE & IT IS CRUMBLING
• Schools exist for creating workers (not leaders)
• The...
E N D I N G T H I S PA R A D I G M
• No longer aimed at creating workers, supply-side

economics with endless consumption ...
S H I F T I N G T O A N E W PA R A D I G M
• “Love and Rage” become our primary actions
• Driven by responsibility-oriente...
S U S TA I N A B L E F A R M S C H O O L

MISSION: TO USE THE
C R E AT I V E A N D H E A L I N G
ARTS AND SCIENCES TO
HELP...
S U S TA I N A B L E F A R M S C H O O L

PROGRAMS FOCUS ON
C R E AT I N G S T U D E N T S A S
C R E AT I V E , I N T E R ...
S U S TA I N A B L E F A R M S C H O O L

Sustainable Farm Economics	
Geometry of the Natural World	
Activism and Writing	...
S U S TA I N A B L E F A R M S C H O O L
Holistic Nutrition	
Early Connecticut and American History	
Civics	
Permaculture	...
S U S TA I N A B L E F A R M S C H O O L
After school program in
downtown New Britain, CT

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aught urban gardening, food...
S U S TA I N A B L E F A R M S C H O O L
Teacher preparation at CCSU:	

It is the goal of SFS to provide a space to
help p...
S U S TA I N A B L E F A R M S C H O O L

Teacher preparation at CCSU:	

Selected CCSU students are able to
develop deep r...
A MODEL FOR CHANGE
• University faculty - community visionary - organic farmer triad
• University faculty teaching courses...
REFERENCES
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Real Hourly Wages and Hours Worked: Still off Their Interim Highs

http://advisorperspectives.com/dshort/upd...
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Reclaiming & Revitalizing Empowered Community Based Education

  1. 1. K U R T L O V E , P H . D . | C E N T R A L C O N N E C T I C U T S TA T E U N I V E R S I T Y AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION | OCT 30-NOV 3 R E C L A I M I N G & R E V I TA L I Z I N G E M P O W E R E D , C O M M U N I T Y- B A S E D E D U C AT I O N
  2. 2. C A P TA I N S O F I N D U S T R Y WANT DOCILE WORKERS PURPOSE OF SCHOOLING UNDER THE CONTROL OF T H E S U P E R W E A LT H Y, P R O - C A P I TA L I S T W I T H POLITICAL AND S C H O L A R LY S U P P O R T THOMAS JEFFERSON “COLLEGE-READY” 21ST CENTURY LEARNERS HORACE MANN JOHN DEWEY COMMON CORE B . F. S K I N N E R “With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.” WOODROW WILSON ANDREW CARENEGIE JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER B I L L G AT E S
  3. 3. C A P TA I N S O F I N D U S T R Y WANT DOCILE WORKERS NEOLIBERAL AGENDA S U P E R W E A LT H Y WANT MINIMUM AND MEDIUM WAGE WORKERS TO DO THE WORK OF THEIR BUSINESSES BIG BUSINESS CEO WITH H O U R LY W A G E AT $ 2 0 , 0 0 0 M E D I A N H O U R LY W A G E AT P R I V AT E J O B S AT $24.05 ($41,000) TOP 1% OWNS 40% OF THE US ASSETS MINIMUM H O U R LY W A G E AT $ 7 . 2 5 M E D I A N H O U R LY W A G E AT $ 1 6 . 7 1
  4. 4. C A P TA I N S O F I N D U S T R Y WANT DOCILE WORKERS NEOLIBERAL AGENDA BIG BUSINESS CEO WITH H O U R LY W A G E AT $ 2 0 , 0 0 0 S U P E R W E A LT H Y WANT MINIMUM AND MEDIUM WAGE WORKERS TO DO THE WORK OF THEIR BUSINESSES M E D I A N H O U R LY W A G E AT P R I V AT E J O B S AT $24.05 ($41,000) CONTROL SCHOOLS
 WITH THE 
 COMMON CORE SP M RIN ER K IT LE O C WI RA T C H Y
  5. 5. AN HISTORICAL, NEOLIBERAL FRAMEWORK LED US HERE & IT IS CRUMBLING • Schools exist for creating workers (not leaders) • The super wealthy continue to control the discourse of schooling • Teachers are ineffective, irrelevant, and hyper- intensified • Call it what it is… hegemonically mystified social control and confused by altruism
  6. 6. E N D I N G T H I S PA R A D I G M • No longer aimed at creating workers, supply-side economics with endless consumption and waste…we simply cannot afford to do this • No longer driven by fear-based rhetoric, either. • Accountability • GDP • Global competition
  7. 7. S H I F T I N G T O A N E W PA R A D I G M • “Love and Rage” become our primary actions • Driven by responsibility-oriented thinking • Sustainability • Diversity & Community-strengthening • Interconnection • Holism & Balance • Wellness • Peace & Conflict Mediation
  8. 8. S U S TA I N A B L E F A R M S C H O O L MISSION: TO USE THE C R E AT I V E A N D H E A L I N G ARTS AND SCIENCES TO HELP STUDENTS DEVELOP S U S TA I N A B L E K N O W L E D G E S AND LIFESTYLES AND HELP C R E AT E A P E A C E F U L W O R L D AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-18 L O C AT E D O N F A R M S , AT HOMES AND COMMUNITY SITES THROUGHOUT CENTRAL CONNECTICUT
  9. 9. S U S TA I N A B L E F A R M S C H O O L PROGRAMS FOCUS ON C R E AT I N G S T U D E N T S A S C R E AT I V E , I N T E R C O N N E C T E D “SOLUTIONARIES”
  10. 10. S U S TA I N A B L E F A R M S C H O O L Sustainable Farm Economics Geometry of the Natural World Activism and Writing Trickster Myths and Other-World Fantasies Norse Mythology Greek Mythology Permaculture Herbology Science, Nature, and Sustainability Lifefoods Food Prep
  11. 11. S U S TA I N A B L E F A R M S C H O O L Holistic Nutrition Early Connecticut and American History Civics Permaculture Critical Thinking and Moral Reasoning Social Justice and Contemporary Oppression Walking in Joy Watercolor Painting Art in Time
  12. 12. S U S TA I N A B L E F A R M S C H O O L After school program in downtown New Britain, CT ! T aught urban gardening, food security issues, sustainably grown food, organic food, and genetically modified foods.
  13. 13. S U S TA I N A B L E F A R M S C H O O L Teacher preparation at CCSU: It is the goal of SFS to provide a space to help public school teachers to explore pedagogies of peace and sustainability. Several pre-service teachers have designed and implemented their own courses at SFS in alignment with the framework of SFS.
  14. 14. S U S TA I N A B L E F A R M S C H O O L Teacher preparation at CCSU: Selected CCSU students are able to develop deep relationships with SFS students and get to know them in more holistic contexts of learning.
  15. 15. A MODEL FOR CHANGE • University faculty - community visionary - organic farmer triad • University faculty teaching courses at SFS • Field experience that is deeply rooted in both community and issues of diversity and sustainability (as opposed to perpetuation of a neoliberal education) • Potential for changing education at the levels of teacher education and PK-12 as these teachers enter the field licensed and certified • Potential for change at the community level by advocating and showing how to take local control and operationalize communitybased education
  16. 16. REFERENCES • Real Hourly Wages and Hours Worked: Still off Their Interim Highs
 http://advisorperspectives.com/dshort/updates/Employment-Wages-and-Hours.php • Love, K. A. (2012). 'Love and rage' in the classroom: Planting the seeds of community empowerment. Educational Studies, 48(1), 52-75. ! • Love, K. (2012). Authenticity and cooperation as pathways to school success. In D. Mulcahy (Ed.), Transforming schools: Alternative perspectives on school reform (pp. 121-134). New York, NY: Information Age. • Love, K. A., Gill, K., King, A., & Love, K. L. (2013). A framework of Waldorf philosophy and EcoJustice pedagogy at the Sustainable Farm School. In M. Mueller & D. Tippens (Eds.), EcoJustice, citizen science, and youth activism: Situated tensions for science education. New York, NY: Springer. • Photography: Kimberly Gill & Kurt Love

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