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ERIC Number: EJ1091795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1463-9491
An Ethico-Aesthetic Paradigm as an Alternative Discourse to the Quality Assurance Discourse
Dahlberg, Gunilla
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v17 n1 p124-133 Mar 2016
This article analyses the discourse and practices of quality assurance and quality control through the lens of neo-liberal governing as expressed in economic rationalities such as new public management, total quality management, public choice and human capital. As an alternative to this form of governing, an ethico-aesthetic paradigm is enacted, inspired by Spinoza's concept of "affect" and Félix Guattari's and Gilles Deleuze's "ontology of immanence". This opens up to a reconstruction of the pragmatic scene of didactics as it border-crosses the discourse and practices of "action at a distance", manipulating the classroom space from outside of the situation by measurements and procedures constructed by others. Moreover, it opens up to another construction of the human subject--a processual and event-centred construction of human subjectivity--which also opens up to leakages, movement, creativity and hope in the present.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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