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ERIC Number: EJ1225592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1463-9491
Questioning Democratic Notions of Governance: A Case Study Examining How a Kindergarten Teacher and Her Students Give Voice to and Enact a Neoliberal Framing of Schooling
Brown, Christopher P.; Englehardt, Joanna; Barry, David P.; Ku, Da Hei
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v20 n3 p236-252 Sep 2019
An important factor that may be missing from recent attempts to counter, resist, and/or reconceptualize the neoliberal framing of the early education process is the actions of children, particularly those that reinforce the neoliberal assemblage of schooling they learn through their interactions with their teacher in school. This article begins to address this issue by employing Foucault's conceptions of governmentality to examine how a teacher and students in a kindergarten classroom located in the USA give voice to and make choices that reflect the dominant neoliberal discourses of schooling. Such an analysis creates the opportunity to consider what needs to be done to assist both early educators and the children themselves so that they can live in the presence of each other within their neoliberal classrooms otherwise.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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