Higher Education Discourse and Deconstruction

Higher Education Discourse and Deconstruction

This book presents a critique of neoliberalism within UK Higher Education, taking its cue from approaches more usually associated with literary studies.

Author: Neil Cocks

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319529837

Category: Education

Page: 95

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This book presents a critique of neoliberalism within UK Higher Education, taking its cue from approaches more usually associated with literary studies. It offers a sustained and detailed close reading of three works that might be understood to fall outside the established body of educational theory. The unconventional methodology and focus promote irreducible difference and complexity, and in this stage a resistance to reductive discourses of managerialism. Questioning the materialism to which all sides of the contemporary pedagogical debate increasingly appeal, the book sets out a challenge to investments in ‘excellence’, ‘transparency’ and objecthood. It will be of interest to students and researchers in the fields of education, sociology, and literary theory.
Categories: Education

The Ideal Student Deconstructing Expectations in Higher Education

The Ideal Student  Deconstructing Expectations in Higher Education

Higher education is no different, with hidden rules, assumptions and expectations
that appear to favour those from more ... the concept of the ideal student can
provide students, especially those less familiar with higher education discourses,
 ...

Author: Billy Wong

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335249268

Category: Education

Page: 192

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This book presents an exciting and novel approach to explore the concept of the ‘ideal student’. Written in the context of higher education, the concept aims to promote a more transparent conversation about the explicit, implicit and idealistic expectations of university students. It would address concerns that implicit rules or unspoken practices can result in diverse but patterned student experiences, widening social inequalities. The concept of the ideal student can provide students, especially those less familiar or confident with higher education, with a better and clearer understanding of what is valued, expected and rewarded at university. With increasing student diversity, there is an urgent need for greater openness and awareness of the different expectations and ideals of students. The key questions explored include: •How is the ideal student imagined and envisioned? •To what extent are these constructions realistic and achievable? •Are certain students more likely to aspire, identify or embody these ideal characteristics? •Are there any features of the ideal student that are widely shared and recognised? •How do people from different social backgrounds construct their ideal student? •How can staff support students to develop desirable characteristics for university? A number of issues are unpacked as the book discusses the nuances of what it means to be a university student. The Ideal Student is written for a general audience and will be of particular interest to those working or studying in higher education, especially staff, students and senior leaders. "This clearly written and engaging book will be of interest to HE practitioners, students and researchers who want to support more inclusive learning environments." Professor Louise Archer, Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education, UCL Institute of Education, UK "This is a rigorously informed and illuminating reconsideration of the notion of the Ideal Type of student in higher education." Professor Gill Crozier DPhil, FRSA, University of Roehampton, UK "Based on solid empirical work, combining qualitative and quantitative data, the book offers an insight into the perception of whom and what the ideal student is." Professor Lars Ulriksen, Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Billy Wong is an Associate Professor in Widening Participation at the Institute of Education, University of Reading. Tiffany Chiu is Senior Teaching Fellow in Educational Development at the Centre for Higher Education Research and Scholarship and Programme Director for the PG Cert in University Learning and Teaching at Imperial College London. She is a Senior Fellow of the HEA.
Categories: Education

Reconstructing Policy in Higher Education

Reconstructing Policy in Higher Education

Reconstructing Policy in Higher Education highlights the work of accomplished and award-winning scholars and provides concrete examples of how feminist poststructuralism effectively informs research methods and can serve as a vital tool for ...

Author: Elizabeth J. Allan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135197971

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Reconstructing Policy in Higher Education highlights the work of accomplished and award-winning scholars and provides concrete examples of how feminist poststructuralism effectively informs research methods and can serve as a vital tool for policy makers, analysts, and practitioners. The research examines a range of topics of interest to scholars and professionals including: purposes of Higher Education, administrative leadership, athletics, diversity, student activism, social class, the history of women in postsecondary institutions, and quality and science in the globalized university. Students enrolled in Higher Education and Educational Policy programs will find this book offers them tools for thinking differently about policy analysis and educational practice. Higher Education faculty, managers, deans, presidents, and policy makers will find this book contributes significantly to their own policy analysis, practice, and discourse. Elizabeth J. Allan is an Associate Professor of Higher Education at the University of Maine where she is also an affiliated faculty member with the Women’s Studies program. Susan V. Iverson is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration & Student Personnel at Kent State University where she is also an affiliated faculty member with the Women’s Studies Program. Rebecca Ropers-Huilman is a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Minnesota.
Categories: Education

Teaching By Numbers

Teaching By Numbers

Taubman offers interdisciplinary ways to understand the educational reforms underway in urban education, teaching, and teacher education, and their impact on what it means to teach.

Author: Peter Maas Taubman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135886295

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Taubman offers interdisciplinary ways to understand the educational reforms underway in urban education, teaching, and teacher education, and their impact on what it means to teach. He maps the totality of the transformation, taking into account the constellation of forces shaping it, and proposes an alternative vision of teacher education.
Categories: Education

Academic Activism in Higher Education

Academic Activism in Higher Education

This book argues for renewed understandings of academic activism, understandings that conceive of the ideas, arguments and scholarship of the academe as embedded within the practices of what the academy does.

Author: Nuraan Davids

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811603402

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Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112920686

Category: Sociology

Page:

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
Categories: Sociology

Deconstructing Apartheid Discourse

Deconstructing Apartheid Discourse

The thought of the organic intellectuals which we are about to discuss – the
Scripturalists at the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education , the
cultural nationalists and the racial determinists – facilitated the production of such
a ...

Author: Aletta J. Norval

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 185984989X

Category: History

Page: 388

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The book thus seeks to trace the construction and contestation of the central axes around which its political frontiers were organized.
Categories: History

Globalizing Education Educating the Local

Globalizing Education  Educating the Local

Offers an account of how contemporary educational knowledge is put together and presented in the global knowledge economy, redefining the actors in the education process, including principally the child, pupil, and learner, but also the ...

Author: Ian Stronach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135179571

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Provides a critical account of how contemporary educational knowledge is put together and presented in the global knowledge economy, redefining the actors in the education process, including principally the child, pupil, and learner, but also the teacher, parent, inspector and policy-maker.
Categories: Education

Academe Degree Zero

Academe Degree Zero

Academe Degree Zero brings together ten essays that identify and critically examine the key issues facing professionals in higher education today.

Author: Jeffrey R. Di Leo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317264262

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Academe Degree Zero brings together ten essays that identify and critically examine the key issues facing professionals in higher education today. These include the nature and limits of anonymity in academic discourse, the ways in which affiliation and prestige temper academic judgement, and the role of collegiality in academic life. Through numerous essays, edited books and journal issues, Jeffrey R. Di Leo's cross-disciplinary work has consistently been at the edge of current thinking and critical efforts to lay bare the reality of contemporary academic life. Academe Degree Zero provides a snapshot of academic identity and relations in a time of major technological and economic transformation and in the context of growing corporatisation of higher education.
Categories: Social Science

Genre Pedagogy in Higher Education

Genre Pedagogy in Higher Education

This book describes the linguistic and pedagogical dimensions of a large action research project that deployed and extended the current work on genre pedagogy to an on-line learning environment.

Author: Shoshana J. Dreyfus

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137310019

Category: Education

Page: 288

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This book describes the linguistic and pedagogical dimensions of a large action research project that deployed and extended the current work on genre pedagogy to an on-line learning environment. In particular, it explores how genre-based pedagogy can be used to support the academic literacy development of non-English speaking background (NESB) students in tertiary educational institutions to develop their academic literacy practice. The book reports on work with the Department of Chinese, Translation & Linguistics (CTL) and the Department of Biology and Chemistry (BCH) in a 2-year project called the SLATE (Scaffolding Literacy in Academic and Tertiary Environments) project. It includes theoretically and practically-oriented material that can serve the needs of researchers and practitioners engaged with the literacy development of tertiary students in both English-speaking and non-English speaking countries.
Categories: Education

Educating Rita and Her Sisters

Educating Rita and Her Sisters

Mac an Ghaill , M ( 1994 ) The making of men , Milton Keynes : Open University
Press . ... Preece , J ( 1997 ) “ Deconstructing the discourse of community
education and development for women of Muslim Pakistani Heritage : alternative
 ...

Author: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015043101065

Category: Adult education of women

Page: 171

View: 710

The 1990s have witnessed major changes in adult and continuing education, and lifelong learning has become an increasing global concern for both legislators and educators. This book focuses on the role of women - learners and teachers, researchers and managers - within this context of challenge and change. The keynote is one of reflective practice, combining theoretical insight and debate with examples of experience and specific initiatives in different parts of England and Wales. The book looks at the purpose of continuing education and what it might offer women. What kind of learning takes place and where is that place? Is there a curriculum for women? What is distinctive about women researching in continuing education and what is their experience? How visible are women in terms of publications and power? What about the workers? How far have equal opportunities gone in relation to full-time and part-time staff? What is the significance of the fragmentation of the concept 'woman' and the challenge to feminism from debates on essentialism, race, class and sexual identity? What lessons can be learned by and from women? education and for women if politicians, policy-makers and practitioners create a culture of earning opportunity, recognising women's entitlement and valuing women's contribution.
Categories: Adult education of women

Rethinking the University

Rethinking the University

Rethinking the University explores and develops key critical debates in the humanities--concerning postmodernism, New Historicism, political criticism, cultural studies, interdisciplinarity and deconstruction--in the context of the various ...

Author: Simon Wortham

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719056292

Category: Education

Page: 179

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Rethinking the University explores and develops key critical debates in the humanities--concerning postmodernism, New Historicism, political criticism, cultural studies, interdisciplinarity and deconstruction--in the context of the various crises facing academic institutions. Wortham's analysis of the characteristic features of today's university is guided by a close reading of important critics on the question of the institution itself.
Categories: Education

Bulletin of the Society for Italian Studies a Journal for Teachers of Italian in Higher Education

Bulletin of the Society for Italian Studies   a Journal for Teachers of Italian in Higher Education

deconstruction . That is , there is immediately a contrastive : : or oppositional
relation between episteme and doxa as the ... The proposed subject / object of
discourse ( i.e. the text ) is the discourse in actualisation that is , a discourse
about ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3589928

Category: Italian literature

Page:

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Categories: Italian literature

Higher Education at a Crossroads

Higher Education at a Crossroads

The central argument of this book posits that today's American university is dysfunctional or, perhaps, «Dysacademic.» This affective disorder is traced to the increasingly corporate and performative utilities of many contemporary ...

Author: Paul R. Geisler

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820479144

Category: Education

Page: 254

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The central argument of this book posits that today's American university is dysfunctional or, perhaps, «Dysacademic.» This affective disorder is traced to the increasingly corporate and performative utilities of many contemporary institutions of higher education. Today's commodified and closed university doesn't transform the self as it once did, when the pedagogy of Bildung emphasized the development of character and culture by teaching «the rules of thought.» Rather, the dysfunctional American university controls, constricts, and normalizes its subjects according to hyper-structured, accreditation-happy, economically driven disciplinary specialization, and a priori established standards and outcomes that work to define and transform the effective utility of higher education. After deconstructing the discourse of Dysacademia, the author outlines his vision for a third curriculum, one wrought with complexity, self-organization, and critical, open spaces.
Categories: Education

Deconstructing Development Discourse in Peru

Deconstructing Development Discourse in Peru

In contrast , other languages are poor , lacking in writing and literature , and there
can be no higher education in them . Common people even continue to believe
that they are not even languages but only dialects , hybrid forms , lacking in ...

Author: William W. Stein

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111942533

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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The Vicos Project was a major effort to apply anthropology to community development in a rural community of Andean Peru in the 1950s. Deconstructing Development Discourse in Peru is a retrospective examination of the Vicos research and development project through a poststructuralist lens. William Stein details the work of North American researchers, with emphasis on factors which limited their capacity to engage in development. Stein endeavors to apply the work of the French philosopher, Jacques Derrida, as an aid in the interpretation of events and reactions of both North American and Peruvian researchers.
Categories: Social Science

Deconstructing Special Education

Deconstructing Special Education

In the second edition of this text, the authors critically examine the intellectual foundations of special education and consider the consequences on their influence for professional and popular thinking about learning difficulties.

Author: Thomas, Gary

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335223718

Category: Education

Page: 184

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In the second edition of this text, the authors critically examine the intellectual foundations of special education and consider the consequences on their influence for professional and popular thinking about learning difficulties.
Categories: Education

Revisioning Curriculum in Higher Education

Revisioning Curriculum in Higher Education

professional education , and to inform that discourse with theoretical perspectives
that offer new questions and avenues of ... What my deconstructionist ,
interpretive analysis revealed was that each of the reports promoted elements of
a liberal ...

Author: Jennifer Grant Haworth

Publisher: Ginn Press

ISBN: UVA:X006083598

Category: Curriculum change

Page: 548

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Categories: Curriculum change

Women in Higher Education

Women in Higher Education

acknowledge that a feminist post - structuralist reading of these discourses does
not differ significantly from other forms of deconstruction . Re - marking the male
genderedness of philosophical discourse in general has often been a concern of
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Author: Judith Glazer-Raymo

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015028938093

Category: Feminism and education

Page: 600

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Categories: Feminism and education