New directions in education? A critique of contemporary policy reforms

Skourdoumbis, Andrew 2016, New directions in education? A critique of contemporary policy reforms, Asia Pacific journal of education, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 505-517, doi: 10.1080/02188791.2014.961896.

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Title New directions in education? A critique of contemporary policy reforms
Author(s) Skourdoumbis, AndrewORCID iD for Skourdoumbis, Andrew orcid.org/0000-0003-4329-1285
Journal name Asia Pacific journal of education
Volume number 36
Issue number 4
Start page 505
End page 517
Total pages 13
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 0218-8791
1742-6855
Keyword(s) critical theory
effective practice
Foucault
governmentality
policy reform
Summary This paper draws on facets of Foucault's theoretical resources to critique current education policy reform from within the Australian State of Victoria, namely the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development's (DEECD) discussion paper New directions for school leadership and the teaching profession. Implicit in the reform effort is decentralization, including penalties for “underperforming” classroom teachers and “ineffective” teacher education courses. Principals will hold a pre-eminent rank in the reforms proposed as they are charged with their oversight and implementation, including intervening in the education and preparation of pre-service teachers.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/02188791.2014.961896
Field of Research 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, National Institute of Education, Singapore
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