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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (Dec 10 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415895375
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415895378
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.1 x 19.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 263 g
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"Ball's use of Foucault as applied to specific instances of educational policy is a powerful model for scholars and students as it provides an approach through which to analyze and understand past and present educational policy. Summing Up: Reccommended."- J.A. Helfer, Knox College, for CHOICE, November 2013

"........what Ball has constructed here is valuable, partly because he brings his subject into relief personally, intellectually and methodologically; but also and more importantly because he goes beyond just analysing and applying Foucault and attempts to ‘do’ Foucault.  It is his use of genealogy and the distinct autobiographical slant which appears and reappears throughout that set this book apart, and make it needed." ― Ben Knight, International Journal of Lifelong Education

About the Author

Stephen Ball is Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education, Institute of Education, University of London.

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HASH(0xa2824f18) out of 5 stars Another Book on Foucault May 2 2013
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It's not just another book on Foucault. He uses Foucault as a lens to view education policy. I've been reading Ball's work for a while and have always liked his way of viewing educational policy within an educational, political, economical and social context. His work writing about policy in Great Britain has provided a window for me to view educational policy in the US developed very similarly to Great Britain. We look at GB and we know we are just a fe years behind. I also like the thread he pulls on policy regarding the new entrepreneurs who are currently gutting education curriculum, staff development and remedial education. The book is how theory and practice inform each other.
HASH(0xa282ab4c) out of 5 stars Intrinsically an eloquent piece of expository writing and I find ... Jan. 21 2016
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Intrinsically an eloquent piece of expository writing and I find it difficult to stifle a chuckle even when reading the pages at a dining table. It takes a very disciplined mind to chronicle and articulate complex thoughts in simple and austerely elegant English - Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Thank you, Prof. S Ball!
HASH(0xa2886e70) out of 5 stars fantastic Oct. 1 2014
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Well written and detailed enough for both browser and academic to enjoy. Bravo Mr Ball. Unpacking Foucault's latter works helps explain his thinking and the rising ethical issues he sought to address. should be mandatory reading for school leaders and students
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Interesting book with tons of reference and changed my views.

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