Foucault News

News and resources on French thinker Michel Foucault (1926-1984)

Ralph Lamar Turner & Carol Gassaway (2018) Between kudzu and killer apps: Finding human ground between the monoculture of MOOCs and online mechanisms for learning, Educational Philosophy and Theory,Published online: 07 May 2018 DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2018.1465816 Abstract Although MOOCs have not lived up to previously breathless predictions of disruption, they have had an outsized influence on university administrators …

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Matthews, M. Counter hegemony in post-compulsory art and design and gallery education, through Sartre and Foucault (2018) Pedagogy, Culture and Society, pp. 1-16. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/14681366.2018.1428220 Abstract Austerity politics in Britain are edging towards compressed learning and teaching identities, driven by competition for resources and normative standards. Policy changes since 2010 have impacted …

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Alderton, J., Gifford, S. Teaching mathematics to lower attainers: dilemmas and discourses (2018) Research in Mathematics Education, pp. 1-17. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/14794802.2017.1422010 Abstract This article draws on Foucault’s concepts of power and discourse to explore the issues of teaching mathematics to low attainers in primary schools in England. We analyse a data set …

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McGlashan, H., Fitzpatrick, K. ‘I use any pronouns, and I’m questioning everything else’: transgender youth and the issue of gender pronouns (2018) Sex Education, pp. 1-14. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/14681811.2017.1419949 Abstract The nature of sex/ualities, genders and schooling has changed considerably over the last 20 years, with global political, social and cultural shifts bringing …

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Gormley, K. Neoliberalism and the discursive construction of ‘creativity’ (2018) Critical Studies in Education, pp. 1-16. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/17508487.2018.1459762 Abstract This paper resists normative definitions of ‘creativity’ to argue that the concept is constructed by neoliberal discourses in education policy. The analysis is firstly centred on the Australian context, and this is further …

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Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education: Marc Spooner and James McNinch write about their new edited book – Social Theory Applied, 22 May 2018 Extract Marc Spooner and James McNinch write about their new edited book: Spooner & McNinch (2018) Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education(https://uofrpress.ca/Books/D/Dissident-Knowledge-in-Higher-Education) It is an exciting time of possibility as research approaches continue to …

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Farrell, F., Lander, V. “We’re not British values teachers are we?”: Muslim teachers’ subjectivity and the governmentality of unease (2018) Educational Review, pp. 1-17. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/00131911.2018.1438369 Abstract This paper is a critical investigation of a group of eight Muslim religious education (RE) teachers’ views of fundamental British values in education (FBV). Findings …

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Denise Mifsud, Professional Identities in Initial Teacher Education – The Narratives and Questions of Teacher Agency, Palgrave Macmillan,2018 discount flyer This book explores the perception, construction and performance of professional identities in initial teacher education (ITE). Drawn from a collection of narrative data from postgraduate students, the author explores these topics through school placement, career …

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Sivenbring, J. Making Sense and Use of Assessments (2018) Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, pp. 1-12. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/00313831.2018.1434827 Abstract The present article is concerned with how Swedish students in the last year of comprehensive school make sense and use of educational assessments of their school performance. Based on interviews with 28 students …

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Patricio Lepe-Carrión, Educación, racismo cultural y seguridad nacional: la escuela intercultural en contextos de violencia, Educação e Pesquisa, vol.44 São Paulo 2018 Epub 16-Abr-2018 DOI:10.1590/s1678-4634201844174819 Open access Education, cultural racism and national security: the intercultural school in contexts of violence RESUMEN El artículo recoge conclusiones parciales de un proyecto en curso, financiado por Fondecyt (nº11140804) …

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