Monthly Archives: October 2012

Foucault, Pastoral Power, Schooling and Subject Formation

David Hamilton, a remarkable educational theorist and historian, has concluded the following about schooling; i.e., about education as secular, public project: “It is perhaps no exaggeration to say that, on an international scale, schooling was conceived by Christianity and raised … Continue reading

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Foucault on the Lecture

Just came across this excellent interview with Michel Foucault from Partisan Review way back in ’71. Foucault articulates a rather original position on the lecture as a pedagogical form. He defends it for being as at least “crudely” honest about the … Continue reading

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Forgotten Connections: Forthcoming from Routledge!

I was pleased to learn this morning that Routledge has agreed to publish Forgotten Connections: On Culture and Upbringing! This is great news for a project that I’ve been working on (off and on) for a couple of years. This … Continue reading

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Article for Handbook of Distance Education

Alex Kuskis and I recently completed the final revisions to this article on “interaction” for the 3rd edition of the Handbook of Distance Education (proof version only). We worked on emphasizing the historical rooting of the concept in cybernetics and the … Continue reading

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