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The operation of knowledge and construction of lifelong learning subject
Inst. för utbildningsvetenskap med inr mot tekniska,estetiska och praktiska kunskapstraditioner Lärarutbildningen vid Stockholms universitet.
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Society, Diversity, Identity. Linköping University, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society.
2008 (English)In: Foucault and Lifelong Learning - Governing the subject / [ed] Andreas Fejes and Katherine Nicoll, London & New York: Routledge , 2008, 61-73 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Over the last fifteen to twenty years, there has been increasing interest in the work of Michel Foucault in the social science in general and in relation to education in particular. This, the first book to link Foucault and lifelong learning, explores the significance of Foucault's work for our understanding of the policies and practices of lifelong learning.

Since the ground-breaking work of Stephen Ball in 1990, there have been many texts which have explored the significance of Foucault's work for education. However, most of those texts have focused on the significance of Foucault for schooling and for higher education.

With its great spread of international contributors, this book brings together different approaches to the analysis of lifelong learning derived from Foucault, including:

  • socio-political systems of governance
  • institutions for education and training
  • understandings of ourselves as citizens within society
  • identity, gender and diversity
  • Foucault's contribution to research on lifelong learning

Taking up differing resources and possible approaches to Foucault, the articles focus on the significance of lifelong learning for educational policy and practice and the wider societies of which education is a part.

This book therefore offers new insights into lifelong learning and makes a significant contribution to its study and to the wider use of Foucault within educational studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London & New York: Routledge , 2008. 61-73 p.
Keyword [en]
Governance and knowledge production and knowledge organisation_construction lifelong learning subject_pedagogical technologies
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-42059Local ID: 60073ISBN: 978-0-415-42403-5ISBN: 978-0-415-42402-8ISBN: 0-415-42402-XISBN: 0-415-42403-8OAI: diva2:262914
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2013-06-18Bibliographically approved

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