Thinking About Architecture and Governance: A Postscript

  • Ning de Coninck-SmithEmail author
Part of the Educational Governance Research book series (EGTU, volume 9)


The chapter provides reflections based on my personal experiences of working with the history of children’s architecture and from my readings of the contributions to the volume Making Education: Material School Design and Educational Governance. Along the way, I raise questions about the role of design in making school(s), I am speculating about the role power, class, ethnicity and gender hold and I am suggesting the need for more fieldwork and to strengthen the focus on processes with all their un-predictedness, conflicts and criss-cross entaglements rather on the (final) disciplinarian and civilizing result.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationAarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark

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