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ERIC Number: EJ1114386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0218-8791
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New Directions in Education? A Critique of Contemporary Policy Reforms
Skourdoumbis, Andrew
Asia Pacific Journal of Education, v36 n4 p505-517 2016
This paper draws on facets of Foucault's theoretical resources to critique current education policy reform from within the Australian State of Victoria, namely the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development's (DEECD) discussion paper "New directions for school leadership and the teaching profession." Implicit in the reform effort is decentralization, including penalties for "underperforming" classroom teachers and "ineffective" teacher education courses. Principals will hold a pre-eminent rank in the reforms proposed as they are charged with their oversight and implementation, including intervening in the education and preparation of pre-service teachers.
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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: Australia
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