|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Social Sciences Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Considering materiality in educational policy: messy objects and multiple reals|
actor network theory
Curriculum planning Cross-cultural studies
|Citation:||Fenwick T & Edwards R (2011) Considering materiality in educational policy: messy objects and multiple reals. Educational Theory, 61 (6), pp. 709-726. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-5446.2011.00429.x|
|Abstract:||Educational analysts need new ways to engage with policy processes in a networked world of complex transnational connections. In this discussion, we argue for a greater focus on materiality in educational policy as a way to trace the heterogeneous interactions and precarious linkages that enact policy as complex manifestations. In particular, we point to the methodologies of actor-network theory, at least in its most recent permutations, as a useful approach to materiality in policy analysis. Published examples of educational policy studies drawing from these methodologies are beginning to appear. In reviewing these, we argue that ANT sensibilities help to make visible the socio-material assemblages – the ‘messy objects’ – that enact policy, the micro-negotiations that mobilize and stabilize (and de-stabilize) these assemblages, and the multiple ontologies that often co-exist in policy environments. We conclude with a discussion of methodological issues for working with concepts of ontological variance and messy objects in educational policy.|
|Rights:||The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author; you can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.|
|Considering materiality in educational policy_messy objects and multiple reals.pdf||Fulltext - Published Version||496.92 kB||Adobe PDF||Under Embargo until 3000-01-01 Request a copy|
|ET-Fenwick-Edwards.pdf||Fulltext - Published Version||216.2 kB||Adobe PDF||Under Embargo until 3000-01-01 Request a copy|
Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependent on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.
This item is protected by original copyright
Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.
The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.