Politics, Policies and Pedagogies in Education

The selected works of Bob Lingard

By Bob Lingard

© 2014 – Routledge

234 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2013-08-06
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About the Book

In the World Library of Educationalists, international experts compile career long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces of work – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Readers will be able to follow the themes and strands and see how their work contributes to the development of the field.

Bob Lingard has spent the last 30 years researching and writing in universities in Australia, England and Scotland about changing education policy issues. His work is written from a sociological perspective and with a commitment to social justice. He is the co-editor and co-author of 17 books and more than 100 journal articles and book chapters.

In Politics, Policies and Pedagogies in Education, Bob Lingard provides critical sociological engagement with the politics of education. The focus is education policy and the impact of globalization, including epistemological and methodological issues necessary for researching education policy today. Topics analyzed include:

  • educational restructuring
  • new accountabilities and testing
  • mediatization of education policy
  • policy as numbers
  • the global policy field and policy borrowing
  • pedagogies.

Lingard also considers the nature of educational research today. He has selected 12 of his key writings and in a critical introduction situates and contextualizes the work against key developments in the field and in the changing world.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Situating Politics, polices and pedagogies in education 1. Policy as numbers: Ac/counting for educational research 2. Education policy as numbers: Data categories and two Australian cases of misrecognition 3. Policy borrowing, policy learning: Testing times in Australian schooling 4. It is and it isn't: Vernacular globalization, educational policy, and restructuring 5. New scalar politics: Implications for education policy 6. Scottish Education: Reflections from an international perspective 7. Mediatizing educational policy: the journalistic field, science policy, and cross-field effects 8. Deparochializing the study of education: Globalization and the research imagination! 9. Researching education policy in a globalized world: Theoretical and methodological considerations 10. Getting boys’ education ‘right’: The Australian Government’s Parliamentary Inquiry Report as an exemplary instance of recuperative masculinity politics 11. Pedagogies of indifference

About the Author

Bob Lingard is Professorial Research Fellow in the School of Education and Institute for Social Science Research at The University of Queensland, Australia.

About the Series

World Library of Educationalists

The World Library of Educationalists celebrates the important contributions to education made by leading experts in their individual fields of study. Each scholar has compiled a career-long collection of what they consider to be their finest pieces: extracts from books, journals, articles, major theoretical and practical contributions, and salient research findings.

For the first time ever the work of each contributor is presented in a single volume so readers can follow the themes and progress of their work and identify the contributions made to, and the development of, the fields themselves.

The distinguished careers of the selected experts span at least two decades and include Richard Aldrich, Stephen J. Ball, Elliot W. Eisner, John Elliott, Howard Gardner, John Gilbert, Ivor F. Goodson, David Hargreaves, David Labaree and E.C. Wragg.

Each book in the series features a specially written introduction by the contributor giving an overview of their career, contextualizing their selection within the development of the field, and showing how their own thinking developed over time.

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Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    EDUCATION / General
    EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
    EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects