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Foucault as Educator

Foucault as Educator

Ball, Stephen J., author

This book considers Foucault as educator in three main ways. That is, education as a form of what Allen (2014) calls benign violence - which operates through mundane, quotidian disciplinary technologies and expert knowledges which together construct a `pedagogical machine'. This book considers Foucault as educator in three main ways. First, through some consideration of what his work says about education as a social and political practice. That is, education as a form of what Allen (2014) calls benign violence - which operates through mundane, quotidian disciplinary technologies and expert knowledges which together construct a `pedagogical machine'. Second, through an exploration of his `method' as a form of critique. That is, as a way of showing that things are `not as necessary as all that', a way of addressing what is intolerable. This suggests that critique is education of a kind. Third, through a discussion of some of Foucault's later work on subjectivity and in particular on `the care of the self' or what we might call `a pedagogy of the self'. Each chapter introduces and discusses some relevant examples from educational settings to illustrate and enact Foucault's analytics

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1st ed. 2017.
Published Cham: Springer, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Stephen J. Ball
ISBN: 3319503022, 9783319503028
Physical Description: 88 pages
Series: SpringerBriefs in Education
Subject: Education; Philosophy & theory of education; Educational strategies & policy
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9783319503004