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ERIC Number: EJ939425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
The Boundlessness of Performativity in Elite Australian Schools
Meadmore, Daphne; Meadmore, Peter
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v25 n3 p375-387 2004
This paper examines how prominent private schools in Australia are performing in a market context according to the tenets of performativity. From a discourse analysis of promotional materials that include prospectuses, advertisements, and school publications, it considers the "value-addedness" that these schools purport to offer. In this regard, ideas such as building self-esteem and emotional intelligence are not only being used for market advantage but are also being nicely conflated with religious principles to produce the "whole" child with market edge. This paper draws on a recent research study of 30 elite Australian schools. As new practices of identity formation and self-presentation are investigated, questions are raised about issues of fabrication in performativity-inspired practices of marketisation. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia