From: David McInerney <borderlands@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 06:37:18 +0930
I'm wondering if anyone on this list can direct me towards foucaultian
writings on education - either on power or ethics - that actually
discuss, in some sort of concrete sense, the actual practices of
education in schools? I am aware, of course, of the passages in
Discipline and Punish on the school, but every time I read a paper on
Foucault written by someone in Education it seems to say very little
about schooling and classroom practice. The Olssen book being one case
in point, articles by Michael Peters being another - regardless of any
merits they might or might not have as theoretical readings of
Foucault. I'm working on a group research project for a Dip.Ed.
(sucks, I know) and I'm finding that it looks like I'm going to have to
invent the wheel on this. Any suggestions?
On 01/09/2005, at 11:50 PM, Edward Comstock wrote:
I'm currently doing my dissertation in Education on recent changes in
the construction of the student-object in education research and
policy (increasingly casting the student in bio-reductive,
specifically neurological, terms). I'm wondering if anybody out there
can point me to works done on "accountability" discourse from a
I realize that accountability discourse is usually construed as a
form of disciplinary power; I'm interested in exploring the new
bio-reductive techniques, and the ways they link to various
discourses, marking extensions and changes to disciplinary force.
There seems indeed to be an increasing link between accountability
and this bio-reductivism.
Thanks so much, Ed_______________________________________________
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