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ERIC Number: EJ1025906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1005
Mediating Education Policy: Making up the "Anti-Politics" of Third-Sector Participation in Public Education
Williamson, Ben
British Journal of Educational Studies, v62 n1 p37-55 2014
This article examines the participation of "third-sector" organisations in public education in England. These organisations act as a cross-sectoral policy network made up of new kinds of policy experts: mediators and brokers with entrepreneurial careers in ideas. They have sought to make education reform thinkable, intelligible and practicable in terms of a computational discourse consisting of code, networks, interactivity and feedback, and related ideas of decentralisation, open methods and personalisation. What characterises this style of thinking is an "anti-political" preoccupation with computer-coded systems and the idea of networks as a model for new political and educational forms.
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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: United Kingdom (England)