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Thinking politically: challenging public education

Helen M. Gunter

in The Politics of Public Education: Reform Ideas and Issues

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447339588
eISBN:
9781447339625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339588.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book presents a new conceptualisation, so-called Knowledgeable Polities, and identifies and deploys the Education Policy ... More


Plurality: the idea and reality of choice

Helen M. Gunter

in The Politics of Public Education: Reform Ideas and Issues

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447339588
eISBN:
9781447339625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339588.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter considers the continued dominance of the private over the common purposes of education. It focuses on access to a school and examines what this means for plurality. Notably, through the ... More


Natality: the opportunity to do new things

Helen M. Gunter

in The Politics of Public Education: Reform Ideas and Issues

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447339588
eISBN:
9781447339625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339588.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

For Hannah Arendt, education ‘turns children toward the world’, and so ‘it is care for the world, not technical skills or moral development, that is its hallmark’. However, this chapter shows how the ... More


Promising: school diversity and competition

Helen M. Gunter

in The Politics of Public Education: Reform Ideas and Issues

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447339588
eISBN:
9781447339625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339588.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter discusses the deployment of the Education Policy Knowledgeable Polity, which shows how the state has adopted a form of depoliticisation by contract as a form of ... More


Responsibility and judging: producing and using numbers

Helen M. Gunter

in The Politics of Public Education: Reform Ideas and Issues

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447339588
eISBN:
9781447339625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339588.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In the high stakes context of biopolitical distinctiveness, what matters appears to be selecting data and using it to make performance claims by smoothing a narrative. This chapter examines how this ... More


Forgiving: the end of public education

Helen M. Gunter

in The Politics of Public Education: Reform Ideas and Issues

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447339588
eISBN:
9781447339625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339588.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter suggests that complex forms of discrimination are developing within and external to schools: within-school segregation is happening through the use of data to determine particular ... More


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