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Showing papers in "Critical Studies in Education in 2021"


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors describe the new business model and market form of the web as platform capitalism and surveillance-based digital capitalism, which have begun to infuse the higher education l...
Abstract: ‘Platform capitalism’ and ‘surveillance capitalism’ describe the new business model and market form of the web. These forms of digital capitalism have begun to infuse the higher education l...

85 citations


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TL;DR: All over the world, education is undergoing substantial changes in the wake of rapid technological developments as our world is becoming ever more digitized, and the educational sector is increasingly becoming increasingly digital as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: All over the world, education is undergoing substantial changes in the wake of rapid technological developments As our world is becoming ever more digitized, the educational sector is increasingly

66 citations


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TL;DR: A conceptual framework and an original analysis of Google Classroom as an infrastructure for pedagogy are presented, establishing how Google configures new forms of pedagogic participation according to platform logics and the critical legal and practical ramifications of platform operators such as Google participating in education.
Abstract: Digital platforms have become central to interaction and participation in contemporary societies. New forms of ‘platformized education’ are rapidly proliferating across education systems, bringing ...

61 citations


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TL;DR: The authors examines the processes underlying the formation of the identity of teachers as entrepreneurs in neoliberalizing education space in contemporary India. Drawing on interactions with 38 s..., they examine the processes behind the formation and formation of teacher as entrepreneurs.
Abstract: This article examines the processes underlying the formation of the identity of teachers as entrepreneurs in neoliberalizing education space in contemporary India. Drawing on interactions with 38 s...

35 citations


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Jenny Ozga1
TL;DR: This paper revisited and reassessed the influence of the context of production on the origin, development and use of the term "policy sociology" in research in the sociology of education in the UK.
Abstract: This paper revisits and reassesses the influence of the context of production on the origin, development and use of the term ‘policy sociology’ in research in the sociology of education in the UK f...

32 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors discuss the affective dimension of resistance in critical pedagogy in a way that would recognize neoliberalism's affective repercussions, and discuss the importance of the non-confrontal dimension of the resistance.
Abstract: The main objective of this article is to discuss the affective dimension of resistance in critical pedagogy in a way that would recognize neoliberalism’s affective repercussions. The point is not m...

32 citations


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TL;DR: This paper addresses the rising scholarly concern about the meaning of (comparing) contexts as bounded localities facing an increasingly fluid and generative process of datafication, and uses the recent expansion of standardized assessments in Germany and Russia to illustrate the coming-together of topological and topographical space-making in datafications.
Abstract: This paper contributes to a growing body of research on the increasing datafication of schooling, which has become a salient topic in comparative education and education policy research. Specifical...

30 citations


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TL;DR: In higher education, traditional quantified rankings do not merely measure educational performance: they equally grant status, enforce competition, and enforce competition as mentioned in this paper. But they do not always evaluate educational performance.
Abstract: University rankings have become commonplace in higher education. Traditional quantified rankings do not merely measure educational performance: they equally grant status, enforce competition betwee...

29 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors focus on the subject of teacher quality through the lens of teacher education reform and one particular Australian policy initiativ (e.g., teacher evaluation).
Abstract: Amid this global landscape for education and policy, this paper focuses on the subject of teacher quality through the lens of teacher education reform and one particular Australian policy initiativ...

29 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the increasingly diverse range of roles played by the corporate sector in shaping education policy has been examined, and a growing body of scholarship has documented the deepening embeddedness of the sector in education policy.
Abstract: This paper examines the increasingly diverse range of roles played by the corporate sector in shaping education policy. While a growing body of scholarship has documented the deepening embeddedness...

28 citations


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Steven Lewis1
TL;DR: In this article, the authors reflect critically upon how the mobilities turn in the social sciences, and its subsequent contribution towards "policy mobilities", offers theoretical and methodological resources for the development of policy mobilities.
Abstract: This paper reflects critically upon how the ‘mobilities turn’ in the social sciences, and its subsequent contribution towards ‘policy mobilities’, offers theoretical and methodological resources th...

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TL;DR: The authors argue that more focus on the temporal is needed in critical policy sociology in education and extend the concept of "historical informed" as included in the foundational definition of Policy Sociology in education proffered by Jenny Ozga.
Abstract: This paper argues that more focus on the temporal is needed in critical policy sociology in education. In so asserting, the paper extends the concept of ‘historically informed’ as included in the foundational definition of policy sociology in education proffered by Jenny Ozga. There are four foci to this extension to encompass the temporal, taken to refer to the complex relationships between past, present and future, namely: the changing historical concept/definition of policy; policy histories; the temporal construction work of policies; and changing spatio-temporalities and timespaces of policy in the context of globalization. To a considerable extent these have been neglected in policy sociology in education research and theorising and as such demand new research and theoretical work in the field. Looking back in time will help us understand the present and possible futures.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors argue that access to elite universities can bring about a "habitus transformation" for working-class students, however, based on a three-year life history study, it is su...
Abstract: Some authors argue that access to elite universities can bring about a ‘habitus transformation’ for working-class students, however in this paper, based on a three-year life history study, it is su...

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TL;DR: The authors examines the re-professionalization of teaching across a transformative decade of market-based and standards-based reforms in the U.S.A. and compares teacher interviews conducted at the onset of NCLB with interviews conducted during the height of Race to the Top to highlight how the ongoing shift from occupation to organizational governance of teaching can change how teachers think about and fashion themselves as teachers.
Abstract: This article examines the re-professionalization of teaching across a transformative decade of market-based and standards-based reforms in the U.S.A. The first section works with the sociological concept of the ‘new professionalism’ to situate the No Child Left Behind act, Race to the Top, and CAEP accreditation within a broader movement to align the professions with the commercial and managerial values of the private sector. The next section compares teacher interviews conducted at the onset of NCLB with interviews conducted at the height of Race to the Top to highlight how the ongoing shift from ‘occupational’ to ‘organizational’ governance of teaching can change how teachers think about and fashion themselves as teachers. This policy analysis and qualitative analysis aims to help the education field recognize, situate and interrupt education reforms that govern teaching and teacher education through standardization, commercialization and outcomes-based performance management.

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TL;DR: ‘digital policy sociology’ is introduced as a way of studying the role and influence of digital technologies in education policy, with a particular emphasis on using advanced computational technologies to produce ‘intimate data’ about students’ bodies and biological associations with learning.
Abstract: Software code, algorithms, data analytics and infrastructures have become inseparable from policy processes and modes of governance. This article introduces ‘digital policy sociology’ as a way of s...

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TL;DR: The aim of as mentioned in this paper is to critique the individualistic ontological premises of self-directed learning, as it has been developed in humanist education literature in the tradition of Carl Rogers.
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to critique the individualistic ontological premises of ‘self-directed learning’, as it has been developed in humanist education literature in the tradition of Carl Rogers....

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors explore the state of critical thinking in higher education's everyday pedagogical encounters, against the backdrop of increasing commodification and marketisation, and explore how critical thinking can be applied to higher education.
Abstract: This paper explores the state of critical thinking in higher education’s everyday pedagogical encounters, against the backdrop of increasing commodification and marketisation. Illustrated by observ...

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TL;DR: In the entrepreneurial university, epistemic governance is exerted through external pressures of market competition, funding, university rankings and research assessment and internal processes of o... as mentioned in this paper, the authors of this paper.
Abstract: In the entrepreneurial university, epistemic governance is exerted through external pressures of market competition, funding, university rankings and research assessment and internal processes of o...

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors take a critical perspective on digital school performance platforms (SPP), which today play a key role in US state education monitoring and accountability, using examples from two state education systems.
Abstract: This contribution takes a critical perspective on digital school performance platforms (SPP), which today play a key role in US state education monitoring and accountability. Using examples from tw...

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors address a wide range of issues raised in the exemplary collection of papers on policy sociology, which is a collection of cutting edge pieces by world-class scholars that lay out anal...
Abstract: There is no way that I can address the wide range of issues raised in the exemplary collection of papers on policy sociology. These are cutting edge pieces by world-class scholars that lay out anal...

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TL;DR: Many schools and students across the globe are now engaging with educational digital platforms in their teaching and learning experience as mentioned in this paper, and platforms are changing what education is and how it is expe...
Abstract: Many schools and students across the globe are now engaging with educational digital platforms in their teaching and learning experience. Platforms are changing what education is and how it is expe...

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TL;DR: Student Affairs, a field comprised of many co-and extra-curricular university functions outside of academic affairs, has a durable left-leaning reputation as mentioned in this paper. But it is not a field that is conducive to the theory of mino...
Abstract: Student affairs, a field comprised of many co- and extra-curricular university functions outside of academic affairs, has a durable left-leaning reputation. Roderick Ferguson’s theorization of mino...

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors explore first-year students' experiences of belonging through the theoretical and methodological lens of nomadism, and they problematize conceptions of belonging subjects a...
Abstract: In this work, we explore first-year students’ experiences of belonging through the theoretical and methodological lens of nomadism. Specifically, we problematize conceptions of belonging subjects a...

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors draw upon Torfing's dialectics of path-shaping and path-dependency to shed light on the persistent challenge faced by the policymakers to reduce academic burden in Korea.
Abstract: This article draws upon Torfing’s dialectics of path-shaping and path-dependency to shed light on the persistent challenge faced by the policymakers to reduce academic burden in Korea. It is argued...

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors bring together their respective readings and work on policy mobilities, in conversation with the contributions of this special issue, to suggest areas where they think policy sociology can benefit from further conversation and research.
Abstract: In this special issue response paper, we pick up from prior discussions to suggest areas where we think policy sociology can benefit from further conversation and research. In particular, we bring together our respective readings and work on policy mobilities, in conversation with the contributions of this special issue, to think further about what policy mobilities and related orientations can bring to the development of policy sociology. We specifically focus our attention on four areas for further conceptual and methodological extension in relation to policy mobilities and related approaches in policy sociology of education: (i) temporality, (ii) scale, (iii) land, and, finally, (iv) methodological diversity. In doing so, we advocate against ‘fast’ readings of literature from other fields, while emphasizing the value of transdisciplinary work in policy sociology and critical policy studies.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors focus on what doing critical policy sociology means in shifting theoretical, empirical and methodological contexts of education, and they focus their analytical lens on two primary consider...
Abstract: This article reflects on what doing critical policy sociology means in shifting theoretical, empirical and methodological contexts of education. We focus our analytical lens on two primary consider...

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TL;DR: In 2022, New Zealand history will shift from an optional to a compulsory subject across all levels of schooling, and teaching about New Zealand's difficult histories has the potential to reconstitute s...
Abstract: In 2022, New Zealand history will shift from an optional to a compulsory subject across all levels of schooling. Teaching about New Zealand’s difficult histories has the potential to reconstitute s...

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TL;DR: One of the most common psychiatric diagnoses among children in the US is depression as discussed by the authors, a diagnosis that has increased in number and scale with increased influence over matters of education and upbringing.
Abstract: Psychiatric/neurodevelopmental diagnoses have expanded in number and scale with increased influence over matters of education and upbringing. One of the most common psychiatric diagnoses among chil ...

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TL;DR: It is argued in this paper that, to realise their ambitions, digital platforms not only aim to be ‘user friendly’, but also engage in efforts to make the user friendly.
Abstract: Mapping India’s vast, complex, and unruly education system through the systematic generation of accurate and current data, and encouraging accountability by persuading a diverse array of actors to ...

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TL;DR: This article studied the intercultural understandings of Canadian teachers who participated in a 3-week international teaching practicum in Kenya, 5-6 years before, using a critical approach, and found that critical interc...
Abstract: Using a critical approach, we studied the intercultural understandings of Canadian teachers who participated in a 3-week international teaching practicum in Kenya, 5–6 years before. Critical interc...