Foucault News

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

Rose, P.A. The Tug-of-War Over Truth: A Foucauldian Case Study on the Interplay of Competing Discourses in Education (2022) Frontiers in Education, 7, art. no. 840403 DOI: 10.3389/feduc.2022.840403 Abstract The present study applies a Foucauldian critical analytic to investigate competing discourses in education that are shown to be present in one public high school in …

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Zhang, H., Powell, D. Governing Olympic education: Technologies of policy announcements and outsourcing (2022) International Review for the Sociology of Sport DOI: 10.1177/10126902221101993 Abstract The Chinese government views the Olympic Games as a critical platform to present national pride on a global scale. Olympic education also has an important role to play for China, as …

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Romanowski, M.H. Controlling higher education from a distance: using Foucault’s governmentality to better understand accreditation (2022) Cogent Education, 9 (1), art. no. 2073631 DOI: 10.1080/2331186X.2022.2073631 Abstract The Internationalization of Higher Education (IHE) has expanded significantly in quantity, scope, and complexity over the past two decades, advancing into a complex system able to influence and control …

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Alexander J. Means & Yuko Ida (2022) Education after empire: A biopolitical analytics of capital, nation, and identity, Educational Philosophy and Theory, 54:7, 882-891 DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2020.1803836 Abstract As it emerged in the late twentieth century, Empire promised a new era of global cooperation and stability through a seamless integration of late capitalism and neoliberal technocracy. …

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Rashid, M.A. Altruism or nationalism? Exploring global discourses of medical school regulation (2022) Medical Education DOI: 10.1111/medu.14804 Abstract Background: Although medical school regulation is ubiquitous, the extent to which it should be based on global principles is unclear. In 2010, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) announced that from 2023, overseas doctors would …

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Francesca Peruzzo, Stephen J Ball, Emiliano Grimaldi, Peopling the crowded education state: Heterarchical spaces, EdTech markets and new modes of governing during the COVID-19 pandemic, International Journal of Educational Research, Volume 114, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2022.102006 Abstract In this paper, we examine a set of complexly related education policy issues that concern changes to the form and …

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Zelinka, J. (2022). Subjects and Subjectivities of the (New) Geopolitics of Knowledge. In: Parreira do Amaral, M., Thompson, C. (eds) Geopolitical Transformations in Higher Education. Educational Governance Research, vol 17. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94415-5_15 Abstract The educational processes worldwide are said to be shaped by neoliberal logic of knowledge-production. In a continuously globalised world, the competition …

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Woo, E. What is the problem represented to be in China’s world-class university policy? A poststructural analysis (2022) Journal of Education Policy DOI: 10.1080/02680939.2022.2045038 Abstract Underlying current research on China’s world-class university (WCU) policy approaches are analytical foci that privilege the agency of social actors and the problem-solving approach to policy analysis. Foucauldian poststructuralists draw …

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Romanowski, M.H., Alkhateeb, H. Problematizing Accreditation for Teacher Education (2022) Higher Education Policy DOI: 10.1057/s41307-022-00264-2 Abstract This essay aims to problematize US accreditation of teacher education. Foucault’s notion of problematization is used as a theoretical framework to explain how accreditation emerged in the past as a solution to perceived educational problems and how and why …

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Ambrosio, J. Problematizing truth-telling in a post-truth world: Foucault, parrhesia, and the psycho-social subject (2022) Educational Philosophy and Theory DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2022.2034619 Abstract The study examines how truth-tellers and truth-telling can be cultivated in the context of post-truth politics in the U.S. Following Foucault, it is not concerned with examining the problem of truth, with the …

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