Surveillance and Morality: Revisiting the Education Reform Act (1988) in the United Kingdom

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/612187
Title:
Surveillance and Morality: Revisiting the Education Reform Act (1988) in the United Kingdom
Authors:
Powell, Jason; Edwards, Margaret
Abstract:
Recently, there has been an increased interest in British educational provision arising form the consequences of the Education Reform Act (1988). The ERA was pivotal insofar as it precipitated what has been a relentless neo-liberal political campaign to legitimise 'choice' for parents and place 'power' within Schools. However, the use of school technologies that focus on 'assessment' and 'inspection', can, in this policy climate, become a means of surveillance and enforcement of morality and educational practice in the United Kingdom. Smart (1985) argues that the work of Michel Foucault (1977) can be characterised as 'neo-Marxist' and subsequently offers a set of theoretical strategies for understanding how policy discourses on education construct and control children's experiences.
Affiliation:
University of Chester; LJMU
Citation:
Powell, J. L., & Edwards, M. M. (2005). Surveillance and morality: Revisiting the Education Reform Act (1988) in the United Kingdom. Surveillance and Society, 3(1), 3-13
Publisher:
Surveillance Studies Network
Journal:
Surveillance & Society
Publication Date:
22-Jun-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/612187
Additional Links:
http://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/surveillance-and-society/article/view/3322/0
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1477-7487
Appears in Collections:
Social and Political Science

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dc.contributor.authorPowell, Jasonen
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Margareten
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-08T07:57:12Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-08T07:57:12Zen
dc.date.issued2005-06-22en
dc.identifier.citationPowell, J. L., & Edwards, M. M. (2005). Surveillance and morality: Revisiting the Education Reform Act (1988) in the United Kingdom. Surveillance and Society, 3(1), 3-13en
dc.identifier.issn1477-7487en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/612187en
dc.description.abstractRecently, there has been an increased interest in British educational provision arising form the consequences of the Education Reform Act (1988). The ERA was pivotal insofar as it precipitated what has been a relentless neo-liberal political campaign to legitimise 'choice' for parents and place 'power' within Schools. However, the use of school technologies that focus on 'assessment' and 'inspection', can, in this policy climate, become a means of surveillance and enforcement of morality and educational practice in the United Kingdom. Smart (1985) argues that the work of Michel Foucault (1977) can be characterised as 'neo-Marxist' and subsequently offers a set of theoretical strategies for understanding how policy discourses on education construct and control children's experiences.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSurveillance Studies Networken
dc.relation.urlhttp://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/surveillance-and-society/article/view/3322/0en
dc.subjectsurveillanceen
dc.subjecteducationen
dc.titleSurveillance and Morality: Revisiting the Education Reform Act (1988) in the United Kingdomen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester; LJMUen
dc.identifier.journalSurveillance & Societyen
dc.date.accepted2005-03-11en
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