Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

The teacher's soul and the terrors of performativity

The teacher's soul and the terrors of performativity This paper is the latest in a short series on the origins, processes and effects of performativity in the public sector. Performativity, it is argued, is a new mode of state regulation which makes it possible to govern in an ‘advanced liberal’ way. It requires individual practitioners to organize themselves as a response to targets, indicators and evaluations. To set aside personal beliefs and commitments and live an existence of calculation. The new performative worker is a promiscuous self, an enterprising self, with a passion for excellence. For some, this is an opportunity to make a success of themselves, for others it portends inner conflicts, inauthenticity and resistance. It is also suggested that performativity produces opacity rather than transparency as individuals and organizations take ever greater care in the construction and maintenance of fabrications. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Education Policy Taylor & Francis

The teacher's soul and the terrors of performativity

Journal of Education Policy , Volume 18 (2): 14 – Apr 1, 2003
14 pages

Loading next page...
 
/lp/taylor-francis/the-teacher-apos-s-soul-and-the-terrors-of-performativity-BEKR9FOUoV

References (42)

Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1464-5106
eISSN
0268-0939
DOI
10.1080/0268093022000043065
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

This paper is the latest in a short series on the origins, processes and effects of performativity in the public sector. Performativity, it is argued, is a new mode of state regulation which makes it possible to govern in an ‘advanced liberal’ way. It requires individual practitioners to organize themselves as a response to targets, indicators and evaluations. To set aside personal beliefs and commitments and live an existence of calculation. The new performative worker is a promiscuous self, an enterprising self, with a passion for excellence. For some, this is an opportunity to make a success of themselves, for others it portends inner conflicts, inauthenticity and resistance. It is also suggested that performativity produces opacity rather than transparency as individuals and organizations take ever greater care in the construction and maintenance of fabrications.

Journal

Journal of Education PolicyTaylor & Francis

Published: Apr 1, 2003

There are no references for this article.