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ERIC Number: EJ982485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0267-1522
Assessment Technologies in Schools: "Deliverology" and the "Play of Dominations"
Ball, Stephen; Maguire, Meg; Braun, Annette; Perryman, Jane; Hoskins, Kate
Research Papers in Education, v27 n5 p513-533 2012
This paper, based on ESRC-funded research work in four case study schools, explores the "pressures" to "deliver" which bear upon English secondary schools in relation to GCSE performance. It further illustrates the ways in which pressure is transformed into tactics which focus on particular students, with the effect of "rationing" education in the schools. Foucault's analysis from "Discipline and Punish" is deployed to examine these tactics and to relate them to more general changes in the regime of techniques and "play of dominations" operating in English schools. (Contains 1 figure and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)