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ERIC Number: EJ1142793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1923-1857
Matters of Care in Alberta's "Inspiring Education" Policy: A Critical Feminist Discourse Analysis
Bohachyk, Laura
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v62 n4 p389-404 Win 2016
Using the ethics of care as a theoretical lens, alongside the techniques of discourse analysis, I critically analyze texts from Alberta's Inspiring Education policies. On the basis of this analysis, I identify two discourses: the sentimental treatment of care and the "facilitator discourse." I argue that a caring teacher-student relationship is more complex than a doting teacher responding to the desires of a "learner." We must begin to reflect in educational policies the reciprocity of caring educational relationships, the rightness of mutually accepted authority, and the skills required to competently perform the work of caring.
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. 845 Education Centre South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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