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Politics of educational crisis

Thorpe, Stephen. 2000, Politics of educational crisis, Ph.D. thesis, School of Scientific and Developmental Studies in Education, Deakin University.

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Title Politics of educational crisis
Author Thorpe, Stephen.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Scientific and Developmental Studies in Education
Faculty Faculty of Education
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2000
Keyword(s) Educational change - Political aspects
School crisis management - Political aspects
Summary The Chinese symbol for 'crisis' is a combination of the symbols for danger and opportunity. Constructing a sense of crisis is dangerous because crisis discourse mobilises powerful emotions such as concern, fear and desire - particularly when it surrounds something as important to us as our children's education. Using the example of recent crisis discourses surrounding physical education, this thesis examines dangers and opportunities that arise when we declare that our education institutions are in crisis.
Language eng
Description of original vi, 243 leaves ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 371.2001
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027958

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