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Policy, Geophilosophy and Education

  • P. Taylor Webb
  • Kalervo N. Gulson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Emergence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. Taylor Webb, Kalervo N. Gulson
      Pages 3-17
    3. P. Taylor Webb, Kalervo N. Gulson
      Pages 19-32
    4. P. Taylor Webb, Kalervo N. Gulson
      Pages 33-48
  3. Intermezzo

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. P. Taylor Webb, Kalervo N. Gulson
      Pages 51-65
    3. P. Taylor Webb, Kalervo N. Gulson
      Pages 67-81
  4. Connections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. P. Taylor Webb, Kalervo N. Gulson
      Pages 117-131
    3. P. Taylor Webb, Kalervo N. Gulson
      Pages 133-141
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 143-156

About this book

Introduction

Education policy is premised on its instrumentalist approach. This instrumentalism is based on narrow assumptions concerning people (the subject), decision-making (power), problem-solving (science and methodology), and knowledge (epistemology). Policy, Geophilosophy, and Education reconceptualises the object, and hence, the objectives, of education policy. Specifically, the book illustrates how education policy positions and constitutes objects and subjects through emergent policy arrangements that simultaneously influence how policy is sensed, embodied, and enacted. The book examines the disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approaches to education policy analysis over the last sixty years, and reveals how policy analysis constitutes the ontologies and epistemologies of policy. In order to reconceptualise policy, Policy, Geophilosophy, and Education uses ideas of spatiality, affect and problematization from the disciplines of geography and philosophy. The book problematizes case-vignettes to illustrate the complex and often paradoxical relations between neo-liberal education policy equity, and educational inequalities produced in the representational registers of race and ethnicity.

Keywords

Education policy neo-liberalism scientificity space race

Authors and affiliations

  • P. Taylor Webb
    • 1
  • Kalervo N. Gulson
    • 2
  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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