Self-Reforming During the Era of Excellence
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Feinstein School of Education and Human Development
Era of Excellence is a period of educational reforming in the United States from 1980 until now; in all likelihood, it will extend into the future. The name applies to a _generation of educational policies intended to enhance student learning._ This paper uses Michel Foucault_s general framework to report on an important innovation in the political economy of power, and suggest possible strategies of resistance. This is not a case of Foucault scholarship; my intentions are limited to use of his concepts and do not include a fuller understanding or a new interpretation of his work.
Sidorkin, A. (2004). Panopticon of a second kind: Self-reforming during the Era of Excellence. Journal of Thought, 39(2), 17-33.