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Educational Policy, Narrative and Discourse


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1. Text and Discourse in Education: An Introduction to Critical Discourse Analysis 2. Getting Our Hands Dirty: Provisional Politics in Postmodern Conditions 3. The Material Effects of The Word: Apologies, 'Stolen Children' and Public Discourse 4. New Narratives of Human Capital: Recent Redirections in Australian Educational Policy 5. After the Marketplace: Evidence, Social Science and Educational Research 6. Curriculum, Ethics, Metanarrative: Teaching and Learning Beyond the Nation 7. Teaching after the Market: From Commodity to Cosmopolitan 8. Using Bourdieu to Make Policy: Mobilising Community Capital and Literacy 9. Race and Language as Capital: A Sociological Template for Language Education Reform 10. Educating the Other: Standpoint And Theory in the Internationalisation of Higher Education 11. Generalising across Borders: Policy and the Limits of Educational Science 12. Another Ethnic Autobiography? Childhood and The Cultural Economy of Looking 13. On the Race of Teachers and Students: A Reflection on Experience, Scientific Evidence and Silence

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Allan Luke is Emeritus Professor of Education, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, Affiliated Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada, and an Honorary Professor at Beijing Normal University, China.


"This is a superb selection of some of Allan Luke's hardest-hitting and wisest contributions to educational policy. It provides invaluable insights regarding the major debates and theories that impact the everyday lives of front-line educational workers. It is a wonderful gift to the education profession."-Barbara Comber, University of South Australia, Australia"The collection is a scholarly feast for educational scholars, public intellectuals and graduate students-especially those of us interested in literacy personally, locally, and globally."-Robert J. Tierney, University of British Columbia, Canada

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