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

Beattie, L., Educational leadership: Producing docile bodies? A Foucauldian perspective on Higher Education. Higher Education Quarterly. 2020; 74: 98– 110. https://doi.org/10.1111/hequ.12218 Open access Abstract The aim of this paper is to contribute to a long‐standing critical tradition in the educational leadership literature through an analytical examination of the idiosyncrasies of leadership in Higher Education institutions …

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Done, E.J., Knowler, H. Painful invisibilities: Roll management or ‘off-rolling’ and professional identity (2020) British Educational Research Journal, 46 (3), pp. 516-531. DOI: 10.1002/berj.3591 Abstract ‘Off-rolling’ is widely defined as the illegal removal of students from a school roll, unlike permanent exclusion, which involves sanctioned formal procedures. It is a practice that brings very different …

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Young, H., Jerome, L. Student voice in higher education: Opening the loop (2020) British Educational Research Journal, 46 (3), pp. 688-705. DOI: 10.1002/berj.3603 Abstract UK national policy and the practices of university course boards tend to reduce understandings of ‘student voice’ to a feedback loop. In this loop, students express feedback, the university takes this …

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Rantala, A., Heikkilä, M. Agency, guidance and gender–interrelated aspects of early childhood education settings (2020) Education 3-13, 48 (4), pp. 483-493. DOI: 10.1080/03004279.2019.1620305 Abstract Social interaction is one of the many things what preschool life is about, and how social life is constituted is of importance to understand. In early childhood education settings, children are …

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Joe Christopher, Sarath Ukwatte, Prem Yapa, How do government policies influence the governance paradigm of Australian public universities?: An historical analysis (2020) Journal of Management History, 26 (2), pp. 231-248. DOI: 10.1108/JMH-04-2019-0029 Abstract Purpose: This study aims to examine how government policies have influenced the governance paradigm of Australian public universities from a historical perspective. …

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Farzaneh Haghighi, Heterotopic sites of knowledge production: Notes on an architectural analysis of lecture halls, Cultural Dynamics, February 14, 2020 DOI: 10.1177/0921374020907111 Abstract This article is concerned with the spatial analysis of lecture theaters in higher education institutions and it draws upon two concepts developed by Michel Foucault during the 1970s—heterotopia and the will to …

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Kyungmee Lee (2020) Openness and innovation in online higher education: a historical review of the two discourses, Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, Published online: 14 Jan 2020 DOI: 10.1080/02680513.2020.1713737 ABSTRACT This article tackles a critical question:‘to what extent can online higher education (HE) be open and innovative at the same time?’ …

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Furman, C.E. Interruptions: Cultivating Truth-Telling as Resistance with Pre-service Teachers (2020) Studies in Philosophy and Education, 39 (1) DOI: 10.1007/s11217-019-09681-0 Abstract As ethical agents, teachers regularly must decide whether compliance to rules and norms is in the best interest of their students. Yet, teachers in the United States are educated to be passively obedient. In …

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Valoyes-Chávez, L. On the making of a new mathematics teacher: professional development, subjectivation, and resistance to change (2019) Educational Studies in Mathematics, 100 (2), pp. 177-191. DOI: 10.1007/s10649-018-9869-5 Abstract Reform-based discourses in mathematics education have fabricated different subjectivities for teachers such as the “traditional” and the “new” teacher. Professional development programs are proposed as effective …

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materiali foucaultiani volume VII, number 13-14 (January-December 2018) TABLE OF CONTENTS Il cantiere archeologico e la questione della critica (pp. 4-8) Laura Cremonesi, Orazio Irrera, Daniele Lorenzini, Martina Tazzioli The final Foucault and Education Introduction. The final Foucault and Education (pp. 9-27) Roberto Serpieri, Emiliano Grimaldi, Stephen J. Ball Foucault and Neoliberalism. A response to …

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