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Hope, Andrew – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2015
The introduction of widespread school Internet access in industrialised countries has been accompanied by the materialisation of what can be labelled as a national school e-safety agenda. Drawing upon Foucault's notions of discourse and governmentality, this paper explores how e-safety policy documents serve to constrain the conceptual…
Descriptors: Policy Analysis, Information Policy, Information Security, Social Control
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Hope, Andrew – Learning, Media and Technology, 2013
Despite widespread internet provision in UK schools, there is little evidence to suggest resultant, sustained educational benefit. Drawing upon the notion of over-blocking, this paper explores how narrow notions of digital learning and over-zealous responses to internet risks limit students' educational experience. It is argued that this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Internet, Computer Security
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Hope, Andrew – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Drawing upon the cultural risk perspective and writings on risk taking, this paper seeks to develop ideas relating to the effective use of school cyberspace. It is argued that some individuals respond to exaggerated, yet seductive, discourses of online risks by over-blocking, unreasonably restricting students' Internet activity. At the same time,…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Internet, Risk, Computer Uses in Education
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Hope, Andrew – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2010
The growth of surveillance in UK schools in recent years has resulted in the development of what can be labelled as the surveillance curriculum. Operating through the overt and hidden curricula, contemporary surveillance practices and technologies not only engage students in a discourse of control, but also increasingly socialise them into a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Observation, Internet, Educational Practices
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Hope, Andrew – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2008
In the last decade, Internet provision has become widespread within schools in many economically developed countries. Proponents of such technology have stressed the potential benefits to be gained from innovative teaching and learning opportunities. Yet, herein purity and danger are seen to co-exist, with unregulated "pollutants"…
Descriptors: Internet, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Technology Integration
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Hope, Andrew – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2007
Whilst the association of risk with schools is predominately a negative one, fostering images of potential dangers, this paper draws upon a socio-cultural counter-discourse to explore the perceived benefits of certain risk taking activities within educational establishments. Using research data on school Internet "misuse" it is argued…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Internet, Risk, Student Behavior
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Hope, Andrew – British Educational Research Journal, 2006
Internet access has recently been introduced into over 30,000 schools in the UK. While web provision has been heralded by some as an educational panacea, it is also recognised that there are dangers inherent in school Internet use. Adopting the cultural risk perspective, drawing upon a social-cultural analysis of Internet regulation and utilising…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, At Risk Persons, Pornography
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Hope, Andrew – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
The introduction of Internet access into over 30,000 UK schools has led to the adoption of a variety of disciplinary policies, procedures and practices. Critically engaging with writings on panopticism, this paper explores the surveillance of student online activity. It is noted that Internet surveillance in schools includes control through…
Descriptors: Observation, Internet, Play, Computer Uses in Education