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

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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Mark Murphy (ed.) Social Theory and Education Research. Understanding Foucault, Habermas, Bourdieu and Derrida, Routledge, 2nd edition, 2022 Book Description Social Theory and Education Research is an advanced and accessible text that illustrates the diverse ways in which social theories can be applied to educational research methodologies. It provides in-depth overviews of the various theories …

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Ryan P. Deuel (2021) Governing higher education toward neoliberal governmentality: a Foucauldian discourse analysis of global policy agendas, Globalisation, Societies and Education, DOI: 10.1080/14767724.2021.1897000 ABSTRACT Intergovernmental organisations (IOs) have developed global policies that have shaped the practices of higher education for decades. The OECD, WTO, and World Bank have long framed higher education as both …

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Ryan P. Deuel (2022) International education as an ethical practice: cultivating a care of the self, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2022.2050677 ABSTRACT Various critical approaches tend to view international student mobility within economic and political frameworks, while governmentality studies focuses on the governing practices that shape individual conduct and govern …

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Deuel, R.P. Governing the Discourse of Internationalization in the USA: The Influence of Higher Education Professional Associations. Higher Education Policy (2021). https://doi.org/10.1057/s41307-021-00237-x Abstract Higher education professional associations (HEPAs) are well-established agents of knowledge production and have been influential in shaping higher education policies and practices. In the context of US international higher education, HEPAs have …

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Sukhera, J., Poleksic, J., Zaheer, J., Pack, R. Normalising disclosure or reinforcing heroism? An exploratory critical discourse analysis of mental health stigma in medical education (2022) Medical Education DOI: 10.1111/medu.14790 Abstract Introduction: There has been a proliferation of initiatives targeted towards improving psychological wellbeing among medical learners. Yet many learners do not seek assistance due …

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Jiang, A.L. Identity Work as Ethical Self-Formation: The Case of Two Chinese English-as-Foreign-Language Teachers in the Context of Curriculum Reform (2022) Frontiers in Psychology, 12, art. no. 774759, . DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.774759 Abstract Curriculum reform urges teachers to constantly reflect on existing identities and develop probably whole new identities. Yet, in the wake of the poststructuralist …

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