Disciplinary regimes of ‘care’ and complementary alternative education

Thomson, P. and Pennacchia, J. ORCID: 0000-0001-9700-2704, 2016. Disciplinary regimes of ‘care’ and complementary alternative education. Critical Studies in Education, 57 (1), pp. 84-99. ISSN 1750-8487

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In schools, the notion of 'care' is often synonymous with welfare and disciplinary regimes. Drawing on Foucault, and a study of alternative education (AE) across the UK, and looking in depth at two cases of complementary AE, we identify three types of disciplinary regimes at work in schools: (1) dominant performative reward and punishment, (2) team-building and (3) therapeutic. We argue that while all three regimes aim to steer identified students back to the norm, the two complementary approaches that we saw avoided the narrow instrumental behaviourist approaches of the dominant pattern. In so doing, they also opened up wider horizons of possibility and ways to be and become.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Critical Studies in Education
Creators: Thomson, P. and Pennacchia, J.
Publisher: Informa UK
Date: 2 January 2016
Volume: 57
Number: 1
ISSN: 1750-8487
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 02 Mar 2020 14:44
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2020 14:47
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39349

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