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

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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Horton, Paul School bullying and bare life: Challenging the state of exception EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY, Volume: 51 Issue: 14 Pages: 1444-1453 DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2018.1557043 Despite a vast amount of research into school bullying and the widespread implementation of anti-bullying policies and programs, large numbers of students continue to report that they are routinely subjected to …

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Zhao, W. ‘Observation’ as China’s civic education pedagogy and governance: an historical perspective and a dialogue with Michel Foucault, Discourse Volume 40, Issue 6, 2 November 2019, Pages 789-802 DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2017.1404444 Abstract This paper examines China’s civic education discourses from a historical and cross-cultural perspective. It unpacks observation as a political–cultural–spatial pedagogy, underpinning Confucius’ educational …

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Björck, V., Johansson, K. Problematising the theory–practice terminology: a discourse analysis of students’ statements on Work-integrated Learning (2019) Journal of Further and Higher Education, 43 (10), pp. 1363-1375. DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2018.1483016 Open access Abstract This study uses a Foucault-inspired discourse analysis to examine two ideas about learning which reinforce the terminology whereby theory means campus-based training …

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