This book presents a critique of neoliberalism within UK Higher Education, taking its cue from approaches more usually associated with literary studies.
Author: Neil Cocks
This book presents a critique of neoliberalism within UK Higher Education, taking its cue from approaches more usually associated with literary studies. It offers a sustained and detailed close reading of three works that might be understood to fall outside the established body of educational theory. The unconventional methodology and focus promote irreducible difference and complexity, and in this stage a resistance to reductive discourses of managerialism. Questioning the materialism to which all sides of the contemporary pedagogical debate increasingly appeal, the book sets out a challenge to investments in ‘excellence’, ‘transparency’ and objecthood. It will be of interest to students and researchers in the fields of education, sociology, and literary theory.
Taubman offers interdisciplinary ways to understand the educational reforms underway in urban education, teaching, and teacher education, and their impact on what it means to teach.
Author: Peter Maas Taubman
Taubman offers interdisciplinary ways to understand the educational reforms underway in urban education, teaching, and teacher education, and their impact on what it means to teach. He maps the totality of the transformation, taking into account the constellation of forces shaping it, and proposes an alternative vision of teacher education.
Foucault defines discourse as a particular way of organizing meaning and hence
of ordering the world (Lee, 1992). ... Deconstruction enables us to probe the
production and reception of texts, to examine the key elements of any rhetorical ...
Author: Elizabeth J. Allan
Reconstructing Policy in Higher Education highlights the work of accomplished and award-winning scholars and provides concrete examples of how feminist poststructuralism effectively informs research methods and can serve as a vital tool for policy makers, analysts, and practitioners. The research examines a range of topics of interest to scholars and professionals including: purposes of Higher Education, administrative leadership, athletics, diversity, student activism, social class, the history of women in postsecondary institutions, and quality and science in the globalized university. Students enrolled in Higher Education and Educational Policy programs will find this book offers them tools for thinking differently about policy analysis and educational practice. Higher Education faculty, managers, deans, presidents, and policy makers will find this book contributes significantly to their own policy analysis, practice, and discourse. Elizabeth J. Allan is an Associate Professor of Higher Education at the University of Maine where she is also an affiliated faculty member with the Women’s Studies program. Susan V. Iverson is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration & Student Personnel at Kent State University where she is also an affiliated faculty member with the Women’s Studies Program. Rebecca Ropers-Huilman is a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Minnesota.
The central argument of this book posits that today's American university is dysfunctional or, perhaps, «Dysacademic.» This affective disorder is traced to the increasingly corporate and performative utilities of many contemporary ...
Author: Paul R. Geisler
Publisher: Peter Lang
The central argument of this book posits that today's American university is dysfunctional or, perhaps, «Dysacademic.» This affective disorder is traced to the increasingly corporate and performative utilities of many contemporary institutions of higher education. Today's commodified and closed university doesn't transform the self as it once did, when the pedagogy of Bildung emphasized the development of character and culture by teaching «the rules of thought.» Rather, the dysfunctional American university controls, constricts, and normalizes its subjects according to hyper-structured, accreditation-happy, economically driven disciplinary specialization, and a priori established standards and outcomes that work to define and transform the effective utility of higher education. After deconstructing the discourse of Dysacademia, the author outlines his vision for a third curriculum, one wrought with complexity, self-organization, and critical, open spaces.
[so that we may clarify trends in social theory and] ... stop simply bobbing in the
wake of mainstream education discourse. ... Lather (1995) suggested at the time
that the critical project could continue under the banner of deconstruction (which
Author: Matthias Barth
The Routledge International Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development gives a systematic and comprehensive overview of existing and upcoming research approaches for higher education for sustainable development. It provides a unique resource for researchers engaged in the field of higher education for sustainable development by connecting theoretical aspects of the range of relevant methodologies, showing the interdisciplinary aspects of the research field and illustrating the breadth of research directions. With a team of international authors from leading universities in research and teaching in higher education for sustainable development this Handbook brings together a broad range of research approaches and shows how these approaches are reflected in the research practice in higher education for sustainable development. Key topics include: Research Paradigms and Methodologies Ongoing and Future Directions of Research Meta-Analysis and Reviews Policy and Politics Challenges for Implementation Action Research and Transdisciplinary Perspective Gender, Diversity and Post-Colonial Perspectives Operationalising Competencies Outcome-Oriented Research Curriculum Change Organisational Change and Organisational Learning Community and Partnerships University Appraisal Systems and Indicators Evaluation Approaches Engaging Academic Teachers Good Practice Learning and Teaching Transformative Leadership and Change Strategies This Handbook is an invaluable research and teaching tool for all those working in higher education for sustainable development.
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55 L Johnson Davis, San Diego State University, USA Current educational
systems have been built around the faulty metaphor of industry in which human
learning is equated to ... relevance to technologically-mediated educational
Author: Loveless, Douglas
Publisher: IGI Global
Developments in the education field are affected by numerous, and often conflicting, social, cultural, and economic factors. With the increasing corporatization of education, teaching and learning paradigms are continuously altered. Deconstructing the Education-Industrial Complex in the Digital Age is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the shifting structure of school models in response to technological advances and corporate presence in educational contexts. Highlighting a comprehensive range of pertinent topics, such as teacher education, digital literacy, and neoliberalism, this book is ideally designed for educators, professionals, graduate students, researchers, and academics interested in the implications of the education-industrial complex.
In contrast , other languages are poor , lacking in writing and literature , and there
can be no higher education in them . Common people even continue to believe
that they are not even languages but only dialects , hybrid forms , lacking in ...
Author: William W. Stein
Publisher: University Press of Amer
The Vicos Project was a major effort to apply anthropology to community development in a rural community of Andean Peru in the 1950s. Deconstructing Development Discourse in Peru is a retrospective examination of the Vicos research and development project through a poststructuralist lens. William Stein details the work of North American researchers, with emphasis on factors which limited their capacity to engage in development. Stein endeavors to apply the work of the French philosopher, Jacques Derrida, as an aid in the interpretation of events and reactions of both North American and Peruvian researchers.
on the assumption , as hooks ( 1994 ) observes , that “ no education is politically
neutral ” ( p . 37 ) . ... Strongly related to some of the discourses of critical
multiculturalism are the resistance postmodernist discourses in education that
focus on how power relations shape our ... But the emphasis on the importance of
deconstructing and understanding how race , gender , and class relations have
shaped or ...
Author: Elizabeth J. Tisdell
"Throughout this book, Elizabeth Tisdell shows higher and adult educators how they can draw on both psychological and sociocultural aspects of spirituality to facilitate ongoing knowledge construction in their students - and themselves. For example, educators and students can use classroom activities that incorporate image, symbol, music, and art forms that focus on both the commonalities and differences of human experience."--Jacket.
Introduction: The promise of politics and pedagogy / Michael A. Peters and Gert Biesta -- Deconstruction, justice, and the vocation of education / Gert Biesta -- Derrida as a profound humanist / Michael A. Peters -- Derrida, Nietzsche, and ...
Author: Michael A. Peters
Publisher: Peter Lang
Introduction: The promise of politics and pedagogy / Michael A. Peters and Gert Biesta -- Deconstruction, justice, and the vocation of education / Gert Biesta -- Derrida as a profound humanist / Michael A. Peters -- Derrida, Nietzsche, and the return to the subject / Michael A. Peters -- From critique to deconstruction : Derrida as a critical philosopher / Gert Biesta -- Education after deconstruction : between event and invention / Gert Biesta -- The university and the future of the humanities / Michael A. Peters -- Welcome! postscript on hospitality, cosmopolitanism, and the other / Michael A. Peters.
The thought of the organic intellectuals which we are about to discuss – the
Scripturalists at the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education , the
cultural nationalists and the racial determinists – facilitated the production of such
Author: Aletta J. Norval
Publisher: Verso Books
The book thus seeks to trace the construction and contestation of the central axes around which its political frontiers were organized.
Mac an Ghaill , M ( 1994 ) The making of men , Milton Keynes : Open University
Press . ... Preece , J ( 1997 ) “ Deconstructing the discourse of community
education and development for women of Muslim Pakistani Heritage : alternative
Author: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education
The 1990s have witnessed major changes in adult and continuing education, and lifelong learning has become an increasing global concern for both legislators and educators. This book focuses on the role of women - learners and teachers, researchers and managers - within this context of challenge and change. The keynote is one of reflective practice, combining theoretical insight and debate with examples of experience and specific initiatives in different parts of England and Wales. The book looks at the purpose of continuing education and what it might offer women. What kind of learning takes place and where is that place? Is there a curriculum for women? What is distinctive about women researching in continuing education and what is their experience? How visible are women in terms of publications and power? What about the workers? How far have equal opportunities gone in relation to full-time and part-time staff? What is the significance of the fragmentation of the concept 'woman' and the challenge to feminism from debates on essentialism, race, class and sexual identity? What lessons can be learned by and from women? education and for women if politicians, policy-makers and practitioners create a culture of earning opportunity, recognising women's entitlement and valuing women's contribution.