Discussion documents as neonarratives

Alexander D. (1992) Discussion documents as neonarratives. Journal of Education Policy, 7 1: 71-81. doi:10.1080/0268093920070105

Author Alexander D.
Title Discussion documents as neonarratives
Journal name Journal of Education Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1464-5106
Publication date 1992-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/0268093920070105
Open Access Status
Volume 7
Issue 1
Start page 71
End page 81
Total pages 11
Language eng
Subject 3304 Education
Abstract This article examines the convergence of some aspects of postmodern theory with large-scale policy formation. Drawing on this emerging body of theory, several analytical approaches are suggested. The Education Department of Queensland, Australia has recently circulated a number of ‘discussion documents’ as an alleged prelude to policy formation, though the intersections between the discussion documents and the associated policies have not been made clear. These documents are presented here as starting ‘stories’ among educators and others interested in current changes in Queensland education. However, these documents tell their stories without endings. The endings come from neonarratives. The pluralities of postmodernism, and the systemic certitude coming from bureaucracies ultimately harmonize within neonarratives, albeit sometimes only briefly.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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