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ERIC Number: EJ990712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0268-0939
Humanism, Administration and Education: The Demand of Documentation and the Production of a New Pedagogical Desire
Plum, Maja
Journal of Education Policy, v27 n4 p491-507 2012
Through the example of a Danish reform of educational plans in early childhood education, this paper analyses the emergence of a new pedagogical desire related to administrative educational reforms promoting accountability, visibility and documentation. Two arguments are made: first, it is argued that the changes in administrative practices during the last decade constitute a transformation, but also a reproduction of relations between knowledge and governing that goes back to the big expansion of the welfare state. Second, it is argued that these relations between knowledge and governing are not restricted to the administrative practices, but are part of education and its humanistic legacy as well. As such, the administrative demand of documentation becomes possible and recognisable through its reproductive elements. Elements that are constituted in a transformative conjunction in which the "professional nursery teacher" is produced as a reflective daily researcher, who outlives her pedagogical desire as an analytical care for the optimisation of the "learning child". (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark