Education Policy And Contemporary Theory: Implications For Research by Kalervo N. GulsonEducation Policy And Contemporary Theory: Implications For Research by Kalervo N. Gulson

Education Policy And Contemporary Theory: Implications For Research

EditorKalervo N. Gulson, Matthew Clarke, Eva Bendix Petersen

Paperback | June 16, 2015

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This book aims to posit theory as a central component to the study of education and education policy. Providing clear, introductory entries into contemporary critical theories and their take up in education policy studies, the book offers a generative invitation to further reading, thought and exploration. Instead of prescribing how theory should be used, the contributors elaborate on a set of possibilities for researching and critiquing education policy.

Education Policy and Contemporary Theoryexplores examples of how theoretical approaches generate a variety of questions for policy analysis, demonstrating the importance of theory as a necessary and inevitable resource for exploring and contesting various policy realms and dominant discourses. Each chapter provides a short overview of key aspects of a particular theory or perspective, followed by suggestions of methodological implications and recommended readings to extend the outlined ideas. Organized around two parts, the first section focuses on theorists while the second section looks at specific theories and concepts, with the intention that each part makes explicit the connection between theory and methodology in relation to education policy research.

Each contribution is carefully written by established and emerging scholars in the field to introduce new scholars to theoretical concepts and policy questions, and to inspire, extend or challenge established policy researchers who may be considering working in new areas.

Kalervo N. Gulsonis Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Australia.Matthew Clarkeis Professor of Education at York St John University, UK.Eva Bendix Petersenis Professor of Higher Education at the Roskilde University, Denmark.
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Title:Education Policy And Contemporary Theory: Implications For ResearchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6.1 × 0.7 inPublished:June 16, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415736560

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Policy, theory, methodologyKalervo N. Gulson, Matthew Clarke and Eva Bendix PetersenSection One: Theorists  Bourdieu and doing policy sociology in educationShaun Rawolle and Bob Lingard.  Michel de Certeau, everyday life and cultural policy studies in educationSue Saltmarsh. Repeating Deleuze and Guattari: towards a politics of method in education policy studiesSam Sellar. Derrida: The ¿impossibility of deconstructing educational policy enactmentGreg Vass.  Education policies as discursive formations: a Foucauldian opticEva Bendix Petersen.  Lacanian perspectives on education policy analysisMatthew ClarkeSection Two: Concept and Theories  Situated, relational and practice-oriented: the Actor-Network Theory approachRadhika Gorur. Thinking educational policy and management through (frictional) concepts of affectsDorthe Staun¿and Justine Gr¿nb¿Pors.  Assemblage theory and education policy sociologyDeborah Youdell. Counterpublics, crisis and critique: a feminist socio-historical approach to researching policyJessica Gerrard.  Embodying policy studies: Feminist genealogy as methodologyWanda S. Pillow.  Governmentality: Foucault¿s concept for our modern political reasoningKaspar Villadsen.   Taking a ¿material turn¿ in education policy research?Stephen Heimans.  Mobilities paradigm and policy research in educationFazal Rizvi.  A narrative approach to policy analysisPeter Bansel. Queer theory, policy and educationMary Lou Rasmussen and Christina Gowlett.  Thinking rhizomatically: Using Deleuze in education policy contextsEileen Honan. Relational space and education policy analysisKalervo N. Gulson.