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petersenBendix Petersen, Eva, Millei, Zsuzsa (Eds.), Interrupting the Psy-Disciplines in Education, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016

This book offers critical explorations of how the psy-disciplines, Michel Foucault’s collective term for psychiatry, psychology and psycho-analysis, play out in contemporary educational spaces. With a strong focus on Foucault’s theories, it critically investigates how the psy-disciplines continue to influence education, both regulating and shaping behaviour and morality. The book provides insight into different educational contexts and concerns across a child’s educational lifespan; early childhood education, inclusive education, special education, educational leadership, social media, university, and beyond to enable reflection and critique of the implications of psy-based knowledge and practice.

With chapters by a mixture of established and emerging international scholars in the field this is an interdisciplinary and authoritative study into the role of the psy-disciplines in the education system. Providing vivid illustrations from throughout the educational lifespan the book serves as an invaluable tool for reflection and critique of the implications of psy-based practice, and will be of particular interest to academics and scholars in the field of education policy and psychology.

Contents

‘Silences’ in the ‘Inclusive’ Early Childhood Classroom: Sustaining a ‘Taboo’
Watson, Karen
Pages 13-31

Binds of Professionalism: Attachment in Australian and Finnish Early Years Policy
Millei, Zsuzsa (et al.)
Pages 33-57

Becoming a ‘Learner’ in the Australian Primary School: An (Auto)ethnographic Exploration
Petersen, Eva Bendix
Pages 59-74

The Principal Is Present: Producing Psy-ontologies Through Post/Psychology-Informed Leadership Practices II
Staunæs, Dorthe (et al.)
Pages 75-92

Positive Education as Translation and Conquest of Schooling
Saari, Antti (et al.)
Pages 93-110

Labouring Over the Truth: Learning to Be/Come Queer
Bansel, Peter (et al.)
Pages 111-127

Re-thinking ‘Pointiness’: Special Education Interrupted
Laws, Cath
Pages 129-144

Confusions and Conundrums During Final Practicum: A Study of Preservice Teachers’ Knowledge of Challenging Behaviour
McMahon, Samantha (et al.)
Pages 145-166

‘No, I’m Not OK’: Disrupting ‘Psy’ Discourses of University Mental Health Awareness Campaigns
Saltmarsh, Sue
Pages 167-183

The Risk Factors For Psy-Diagnosis? Gender, Racialization and Social Class
Allan, Julie (et al.)
Pages 185-202

‘How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?’ Troubling the Psy-gaze in the Qualitative Analysis and Representation of Educational Subjects’
Wilson-Wheeler, Matthew
pages 203-220

2 thoughts on “Interrupting the Psy-Disciplines in Education (2016)

  1. Janet Abbey says:

    Clare you are relentless. Thanks so much.

    1. Clare O'Farrell says:

      Thanks Janet 🙂

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