Creating expert publics: A governmentality approach to school governance under neoliberalism

Wilkins, Andrew. 2017. Creating expert publics: A governmentality approach to school governance under neoliberalism. In: Steven J Courtney; Ruth McGinity and Helen Gunter, eds. Educational Leadership: Theorising Professional Practice in Neoliberal Times. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 97-110. ISBN 9780367202170 [Book Section]

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This chapter draws on primary data to document the changing role and responsibilities of school governors in England as they navigate the brave new world of school governance. Adopting a governmentality approach, the chapter details the specific techniques and rationalities intended to shape the professional and moral conduct of governors. It explores how public priorities are re-ordered to align governance with corporate interests and governance strategies with public-sector management. The original contribution of this chapter concerns why and how school governors are being reimagined as expert publics, purveyors of technocracy and ancillaries to marketisation.

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Book Section

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315620572

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Educational Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
10 August 2017Published

Item ID:

27446

Date Deposited:

05 Nov 2019 16:58

Last Modified:

05 Nov 2019 17:00

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/27446

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