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Title Social theory and education research : understanding Foucault, Habermas, Bourdieu and Derrida / edited by Mark Murphy
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (x, 216 pages)
Contents Social theory and education research : an introduction / Mark Murphy -- Foucault. Foucault and his acolytes : discourse, power and ethics / Julie Allan ; Foucault, panopticism and school surveillance research / Andrew Hope ; Foucault, confession and reflective practices / Andreas Fejes -- Habermas. Jürgen Habermas : education's reluctant hero / Terence Lovat ; The politics of school regulation : using Habermas to research educational accountability / Mark Murphy and Paul Skillen ; Applying Habermas' theory of communicative action in an analysis of recognition of prior learning / Fredrik Sandberg -- Bourdieu. Bourdieu and educational research : thinking tools, relational thinking, beyond epistemological innocence / Shaun Rawolle and Bob Lingard ; Research in the new Christian academies : perspectives from Bourdieu / Elizabeth Green ; Bourdieu applied : exploring perceived parental influence on adolescent students' educational choices for studies in higher education / Irene Kleanthous -- Derrida. Derrida and educational research : an introduction / Jones Irwin ; 'Derrida applied' : Derrida meets Dracula in the geography classroom / Christine Winter ; Engaging with student-teachers on reflective writing : reclaiming writing / Duncan Mercieca
Summary Although education researchers have drawn on the work of a wide diversity of theorists, a number of these have been of particular significance to education. While the likes of Karl Marx, Antonio Gramsci, John Dewey and Paulo Freire influenced previous generations of educational theorists, much of the more contemporary theory building has revolved around a quartet of well-known and much-debated thinkers - Michel Foucault, J gen Habermas, Pierre Bourdieu and Jacques Derrida. However, while the influence of these thinkers has grown considerably over the last number of years, both their original work and its application to education can prove challenging to the educational practitioner. The challenges they pose to educators are exacerbated by a lack of suitable reading material that can appeal to the advanced practitioner, while also providing a sufficiently in-depth overview of the various theories and their applications in educational research. This edited book expertly rectified this omission in the educational literature, and delivers a text that is both advanced and accessible, offering the education practitioner/researcher a suitable guide to assist their acquisition and application of social theory. The chapters included in this collection are designed to illustrate the diverse ways in which continental theory of whatever stripe can be applied to educational issues. From school surveillance to curriculum, social theory is used to shed light on 'practical' issues facing the sector, helping to widen and deepen discussion around these areas when they are in danger of being over-simplified. This book will be very useful to post-graduate student-teachers who wish to develop their capacity to engage with these debates at an advanced level. It also prove of great interest to anyone involved in education policy and theory
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002 -- Political and social views
Derrida, Jacques -- Political and social views
Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984 -- Political and social views
Habermas, Jürgen -- Political and social views
Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002
Derrida, Jacques.
Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984
Habermas, Jürgen.
Educational sociology.
Educational sociology.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
Pädagogische Soziologie
Political and social views.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Form Electronic book
Author Allan, Julie (Julie E.). Foucault and his acolytes
Murphy, Mark, 1969 June 17- editor.
ISBN 0203557689