Governmentality and 'fearless speech': framing the education of asylum seeker and refugee children in Australia

Christie, Pam and Sidhu, Ravinder (2006) Governmentality and 'fearless speech': framing the education of asylum seeker and refugee children in Australia. Oxford Review of Education, 32 4: 449-465. doi:10.1080/03054980600884177

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Author Christie, Pam
Sidhu, Ravinder
Title Governmentality and 'fearless speech': framing the education of asylum seeker and refugee children in Australia
Journal name Oxford Review of Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0305-4985
Publication date 2006-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03054980600884177
Volume 32
Issue 4
Start page 449
End page 465
Total pages 17
Editor G. Walford
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
330000 Education
740000 - Education and Training
Abstract This paper considers the educational provision for, and general treatment of, refugee and asylum seeker children in Australia, using a framework of governmentality. The paper describes the regimes of practices which govern refugees and asylum seekers in Australia, including mandatory detention and a complex set of visa categorisations, and considers their consequences for the educational provision for children. It addresses three questions: How is it possible that the rights of children have been rendered invisible in and by a democratic state? How are repressive and even violent practices normalised in a liberal state, so that ordinary citizens show so little concern about them? And what should our response be as educators and intellectuals? In conclusion, it explores Foucault's notions of ethics and fearless speech (parrhesia) as a basis for an ethics of engagement in education.
Keyword Education & Educational Research
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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