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Webb, P. Taylor; Briscoe, Felecia M.; Mussman, Mark P. – Educational Foundations, 2009
In this article, we critically analyze how neoliberalism, as a political-economic discourse, uses surveillance to produce a stratified student body for economic roles. Panoptic technologies regulate schools and teachers by perpetuating an "ethics of competition" that promote a market mentality of "educational choice" while…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Economic Development, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Briscoe, Felecia M.; Owens, Martha M. – Educational Foundations, 1996
Self-managed peer group discussions were used to examine achieving high school seniors (n=40) peer relationships and attitudes toward school. Interviews, student-shadowings, field notes, and 25 hours of open student talk were analyzed. Findings are discussed in terms of overall communicative actions, content, group life, group culture, and…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, High Achievement, High School Seniors, High Schools