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ERIC Number: EJ947718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 87
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Unruly Practices: What a Sociology of Translations Can Offer to Educational Policy Analysis
Hamilton, Mary
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v43 suppl s1 p55-75 Dec 2011
This paper argues for the utility of ANT as a philosophical and methodological approach to policy analysis. It introduces the key features of a recent educational policy reform initiative, Skills for Life and illustrates the argument by looking at three "moments" (in Callon's 1986 terminology) in the life of this initiative, applying the theoretical tools of ANT to these. The analysis shows that even (and perhaps especially) within a strongly framed social policy initiative like the Skills for Life Strategy, things constantly escape; that differences held in tension within the "successful" project sow the seeds of failure and dissolution.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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