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ERIC Number: EJ1073662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1750-8487
A Holistic, Self-Reflective Perspective on Victimization within Higher Education in Sweden
Friberg, Torbjörn
Critical Studies in Education, v56 n3 p384-394 2015
In the light of some recent transformations in higher education, a moral governance of university teachers is starting to emerge, suggesting a decrease of professional autonomy. By drawing on the idea of Gilles Deleuze's "clinical analysis", the aim of this article is to re-problematize the increasingly common moral image of students' problems in the light of these recent developments in higher education. The first part of the article focuses on students' victimization, which is followed by an analysis of the rhetoric and practice of transparency. The third part investigates the relationship between widening participation and the entry of the market model in higher education. The findings suggest that university teachers could benefit from applying a holistic, self-reflective perspective--as a contrast to many policymakers' reductive individual perception. This perspective enables two practices: (1) the critical ethos concerned with the limits and potentials of professional identity and (2) the political mobilization of university teachers as a profession.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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