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

Social Theory and the Politics of Higher Education. Critical Perspectives on Institutional Research Editors: Mark Murphy, Ciaran Burke, Cristina Costa, Rille Raaper, Bloomsbury Social Theory and the Politics of Higher Education brings together an international group of scholars who shine a theoretical light on the politics of academic life and higher education. The book covers …

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Francesca Peruzzo (2020) The Model Of Becoming Aware: disabled subjectivities, policy enactment and new exclusions in higher education, Journal of Education Policy DOI: 10.1080/02680939.2020.1856415 ABSTRACT This paper aims to present an analytical tool called Model of Becoming Aware, to explore the production of the subjectivities of disabled students and new forms of exclusions during the …

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Emiliano Grimaldi & Stephen J. Ball (2020) Paradoxes of freedom. An archaeological analysis of educational online platform interfaces, Critical Studies in Education DOI: 10.1080/17508487.2020.1861043 ABSTRACT Many schools and students across the globe are now engaging with educational digital platforms in their teaching and learning experience. Platforms are changing what education is and how it is …

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Harvey, S.D.L., Gearity, B.T., Kuklick, C.R. Just keep swimming: setting the stage for disrupting the sports coaching épistémè (2020) Sports Coaching Review DOI: 10.1080/21640629.2020.1848330 Abstract Despite attempts to decrease mental illness in the United States, mental illness and death by suicide are still prevalent in the sports community. The most significant barrier to athletes seeking …

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Lee, S. F. (2020) Governing ‘disadvantage’ through funded early years places and reconfigured spaces. Journal of Early Childhood Research, Online December 11 DOI: 10.1177/1476718X20971322 Abstract: This article examines how the policy of funded early years places for ‘disadvantaged’ 2-year-olds (FNP) in England reconfigures spaces within early childhood and care (ECEC) in new ways of working …

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Abtahi, Y., Barwell, R. Who are the actors and who are the acted-ons? An analysis of news media reporting on mathematics education (2020) Mathematics Education Research Journal DOI: 10.1007/s13394-020-00358-3 Open access Abstract While there are several studies analysing how mathematics education is portrayed in news media discourses, there has been little examination of the construction …

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Pandemic Education and Viral Politics By Michael A. Peters, Tina Besley, Routledge, 2020 Book Description Viral modernity is a concept based upon the nature of viruses, the ancient and critical role they play in evolution and culture, and their basic application to understanding the role of information and forms of bioinformation in the social world. …

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Falkowski, T., Ostrowicka, H. Ethicalisation of higher education reform: The strategic integration of academic discourse on scholarly ethos (2020) Educational Philosophy and Theory DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2020.1740684 Abstract The article presents the results of an analysis of the academic dispute about the scholarly ethos, conducted at the time of intense higher education reforms in Poland. Previous analyses …

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Abdul-Jabbar, W.K. Foucauldian parrhesia and Avicennean contingency in Muslim education: The curriculum of metaphysics (2020) Educational Philosophy and Theory DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2020.1738918 Abstract This study examines the Foucauldian notion of “parrhesia” within the context of curricular practices through a renewal of scholarly interest in Islamic metaphysics as represented by the Avicennean modalities of reality: necessity, contingency, …

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Colman, A. School leadership, school inspection and the micropolitics of compliance and resistance: Examining the hyper-enactment of policy in an area of deprivation (2020) Educational Management Administration and Leadership DOI: 10.1177/1741143219898479 Abstract This paper examines the influence of intense scrutiny from Ofsted on school leadership and policy enactment. Data was collected in a coastal area …

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