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ERIC Number: EJ1090227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1750-8487
Disciplinary Regimes of "Care" and Complementary Alternative Education
Thomson, Pat; Pennacchia, Jodie
Critical Studies in Education, v57 n1 p84-99 2016
In schools, the notion of "care" is often synonymous with welfare and disciplinary regimes. Drawing on Foucault, and a study of alternative education (AE) across the UK, and looking in depth at two cases of complementary AE, we identify three types of disciplinary regimes at work in schools: (1) dominant performative reward and punishment, (2) team-building, and (3) therapeutic. We argue that while all three regimes aim to steer identified students back to the norm, the two complementary approaches that we saw avoided the narrow instrumental behaviourist approaches of the dominant pattern. In so doing, they also opened up wider horizons of possibility and ways to be and become.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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