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Further education colleges and leadership: Checking the ethical pulse

Dennis, Carol Azumah (2016). Further education colleges and leadership: Checking the ethical pulse. London Review of Education, 14(1) 116 - 130.

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Abstract

In this paper, I check the ethical pulse of further education (FE) at the moment of its coming of age. Using a philosophical lens, I select and review post-2010 literature, to argue that FE colleges persist in a diminished form within a learning economy. In response to the managerial onslaught, the sector has adopted an ethics of survival, a necessary response to austerity and deregulation. Twenty-one years after incorporation, ethical fading has purged ethical desire from educational discourse, while the endless banality of college life has corroded the language with which it might be possible to speak about educational purpose, value, utopia, democracy, equity, and vision.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Author
ISSN: 1474-8460
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Leadership and Ethics in FENot SetFurther Education Trust for Leadership
Keywords: further education; ethics; leadership; Foucault; Further and Higher Education Act, 1992; managerialism
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport > Education
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 58613
Depositing User: Carol Azumah Dennis
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 10:19
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2019 12:39
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/58613
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