Producing the docile body: analysing Local Area Under-performance Inspection (LAUI)

Clapham, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-5066-134X, 2014. Producing the docile body: analysing Local Area Under-performance Inspection (LAUI). Cambridge Journal of Education, 45 (2), pp. 265-280. ISSN 1469-3577

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Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of the Office for Standards in Education (OfSTED), declared a 'new wave' of Local Area Under-performance Inspections (LAUI) of schools 'denying children the standard of education they deserve'. This paper examines how the threat of LAUI played out over three mathematics lessons taught by a teacher in her first year in the profession. A Foucauldian approach is mobilised with regard to disciplinary power and 'docile bodies'. The paper argues that, in the case in point, LAUI was a tool mediating performative conditions and, ultimately, the docile body. The paper will be of concern to policy sociologists, teachers, school leaders, and those interested in school inspection.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Cambridge Journal of Education
Creators: Clapham, A.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 2014
Volume: 45
Number: 2
ISSN: 1469-3577
Divisions: Schools > School of Education
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:03
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:47

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