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ERIC Number: EJ818982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0258-2236
"Governmentality", "Technologies of the Self" and Disability: Understanding Disabled Students' Self-Efficacy and Career Planning Knowledge at the Tertiary Level
Blackman, Stacey; Maynard, Donna-Maria
Perspectives in Education, v26 n3 p81-90 Sep 2008
The self-efficacy and career decision-making processes of disabled students in the Caribbean are assessed and their meanings explored utilising Foucault's notions of "governmentality" and "technologies of the self" in this article. Self-efficacy and career decision-making processes are viewed as precursors to employment and as integral constructs embedded within Foucault's "technologies of the self". Findings suggest that students with disabilities possess a high self-efficacy and use their knowledge and education in instrumental ways to govern themselves and determine future employment outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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