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Creative and performativity practices in primary schools: a Foucauldian perspective

Jeffrey, Bob and Troman, Geoff (2009). Creative and performativity practices in primary schools: a Foucauldian perspective. In: BERA Annual Conference 2009, 2-5 Sep 2009, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

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A number of policy texts are present in educational settings at any one time and each influences the power and significance of others. Policy discourses are one of the main means whereby policy texts, in the settings in which they operate, influence the value, the implementation and the embedding of those policies. However, a number of discourses operate at the same time in any given context and they also they influence the interpretation and implementation of them through the way in which practitioners manage policy processes. This research focuses on two such discourses in education, that of performativity and creativity and investigates how primary teachers manage these policies and how they are influenced by them.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Authors
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 21364
Depositing User: Colin Smith
Date Deposited: 21 May 2010 08:57
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2018 05:54
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