Antonio Olmedo

Antonio Olmedo
University of Exeter | UoE · The Graduate School of Education

PhD

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Since 1970, education reform in Spain and many other countries has proposed changes to existing school-family relationships. Such school reforms and subsequent legislation are key to the production of norms; that is, they define what a “good” school is and what “good” parents are and, consequently, determine the sort of “good” connections and assoc...
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This chapter focuses on the role of philanthropic actors in processes of education policy enactment. It concentrates on one specific form of philanthropic organization that has received less attention in the field of education policy, the so‐called venture philanthropy, although, it takes a number of appellatives and shades. The chapter analyses th...
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Este artículo se centra en los cambios causados por el involucramiento de nuevos actores y la modificación de roles de aquellos que ya existían en el análisis de políticas educativas a diferentes niveles. Las redes políticas globales reconfiguran lo que tradicionalmente se conocía como el espacio de "lo social". Éstas constituyen nuevas comunidades...
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This paper focuses on the role of governments in contemporary networked political configurations. Such networks constitute policy communities, usually based upon shared conceptions of social problems and their solutions. By enabling social, political and economic connections at local, regional, national and international levels, such networks becom...
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In this paper we explore the various spaces and sites through which the figure of the parent is summoned to inhabit and perform market norms and practices in the field of education in England. Since the late 1970s successive governments have called on parents to enact certain duties and obligations in relation to the state. These duties include ado...
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This collection is an inside look at European Commission policy-making in education and the privatization of policy-making in the European Union. Along with contributions from leading academics in the field of European educational policy and policy-sociology, this book also introduces the 'absent voices' in the policy privatization debate: policy c...
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Este art ículo se cent ra en la relación ent re las normas y práct icas de mercado y la const rucción de la figura del “padre/madre” en la polít ica educat iva británica. Desde la década de los setenta, las familias han sido llamadas a desempeñar ciertos deberes y obligaciones en relación con el estado. Éstos incluyen internalizar responsabilidades...
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The adoption of neoliberal rationalities is changing the way in which social relations and institutional practices are conceived and organized. Working together, these changes here are part of a global shift, with local idiosyncratic variations, from disciplinary societies (Foucault, 1979) to societies of control (Deleuze, 1992, p. 174), which ‘no...
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The recent emergence of new venture philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and neoliberal policy advocates and the new ways in which they configure and perform their political agendas have brought important changes in the way in which education policy is enacted. This study takes some of the ideas sketched in previous work further and develops what...
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In this paper we explore the relationship between market norms and practices and the development of the figure of the parent within British education policy. Since the 1970s parents in England have been called upon to perform certain duties and obligations in their relation to the state. These duties include internalizing responsibility for risks,...
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Este artigo aprofunda reflexões sobre o processo de "governance filantrópica", mediante análises sobre a estrutura e as práticas de organizações filantrópicas, seus discursos, conexões, influências ideológicas e agendas para a mudança. Os delineamentos metodológicos da pesquisa são referenciados na "etnografia da rede", uma nova abordagem que combi...
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This article deepens considerations on the "philanthropic governance" process in England, through analysis on the structure and practices of philanthropic organizations, their discourse, connections, ideological influences, and agenda for change. The research's methodological outline is referenced in the "ethnography network," a new approach which...
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This article explores the increasing commercialisation of education through the empirical case of Teach For All, a network of social enterprises which is spreading a new model of teacher training across Europe and around the world. This model, which is supported and funded by a heterogeneous mix of public institutions and private sector organisatio...
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This paper explores some of the educational reforms which are taking place in Brazil and sets these within a ‘global overview’ which pays close attention to the trends and commonalities which can be seen in neo-liberal education reforms around the world. We will outline a number of interrelated processes that are acting on the school as a workplace...
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The way in which societies around the globe are governed is changing towards more flexible and networked forms where the government is not the sole and main responsible actor in the organisation, funding, delivery and evaluation of public services. Analysing the new roles of philanthropic organisations, think tanks and business organisations is a k...
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Este artigo explora aspectos das reformas educacionais que estão ocorrendo no Brasil, relacionando-os com uma ‘visão global’ que se aproxima das tendências e semelhanças que podem ser encontradas nas reformas educativas neoliberais em todo o mundo. Nós vamos delinear inúmeros processos inter-relacionados que se fazem presentes na escola como um loc...
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Resistance is normally thought of as a collective exercise of public political activity. In this article, Ball and Olmedo approach the question of resistance in a different way, through Foucault's notion of ‘the care of the self’. Neoliberal reforms in education are producing new kinds of teaching subjects, new forms of subjectivity. It makes sense...
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During the last three decades, different Chilean governments, both during Pinochet́s dictatorship and the current democratic period, have incorporated and consolidated market mechanisms in the functioning and management of education at different levels. The media is a central agent in the creation of 'common sense' and the diffusion of hegemonic di...
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This paper discusses issues concerning the implementation of quasi-market dynamics, the introduction of private interests and market rules in the provision of formal education at compulsory levels in the Spanish educational system. It aims to discuss current neoliberal discourses and practices in Spain, suggesting new spaces to be considered in fut...
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We are experiencing a global paradigmatic change in the relationships between government(s), education, philanthropy and business. This article analyses the on-going changes and their consequences for educational access and opportunity. The shifts and moves involved here are made up of and driven by a complex set of advocacy networks, business inte...
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We are experiencing a global paradigmatic change in the relationships between government(s), education, philanthropy and business. The ways in which social and educational problems are being organised and addressed, nationally and globally, are changing in response to the methods of ‘new’ philanthropy and the privileging of ‘market-based’ solutions...
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El presente articulo analiza la valoracion que realizan las familias de clase media sobre el orden expresivo de distintos centros educativos. La composicion social del alumnado, el proyecto educativo, la titularidad y el ambiente general son aspectos valorados por los padres durante el proceso de escolarizacion de sus hijos. Buscaran centros con «p...
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El presente artículo analiza desde una perspectiva cualitativa la participación de un grupo de familias de clase media de Granada en la educación de sus hijos. Los resultados muestran que las familias de clase media se consideran a sí mismas como agentes activos en la educación de sus hijos y reconocen que el proyecto escolar es parte fundamental d...
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This article analyses the evaluation made by middle-class families regarding the expressive order of different schools. The social composition of the pupils, the educational project, their public or private character and the general atmosphere are highly valued aspects by those parents during the schooling process of their children. They look for s...
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This article analyses the impact of social class on the process of school choice in Spain from the viewpoint of middle-class families. This practice must be seen in the framework of the new social context generated by the information society. The article begins by briefly describing changes in school choice policies in Spain. For a wider understand...
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This paper is part of a broader research project that aims to study and give some theoretical explanation to the inclusion/exclusion dynamics produced by the application of neoliberal policies in education. It focuses on those policies that promote school choice and family involvement. The goal was to contextualize the role of the State over these...
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En este artículo se presentan los resultados de un proyecto de investigación cualitativo centrado en el proceso de elección de centro por parte de las familias de clase media de la ciudad de Granada. En concreto, se analiza cómo se produce la valoración de los distintos centros educativos que hacen las familias, cuál es su discurso en torno a los m...
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This paper is part of a broader research project that aims to study and give some theoretical explanation to the inclusion/exclusion dynamics produced by the application of neoliberal policies in education. It focuses on those policies that promote school choice and family involvement. The goal was to contextualize the role of the State over these...
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Este artículo trata de retomar una variable clásica en el estudio de las Ciencias Sociales como es la clase social, desde la perspectiva del nuevo contexto social en el que nos encontramos: la sociedad de la información y el conocimiento. Para ello nos serviremos de la definición bourdiana de clase social, por lo que a los tradicionales indicadores...
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Book description: The study of ‘education governance’ is a significant area of research in the twenty-first century. A key focus of this research is the changing organisation of education systems and relations against the background of wider political and economic developments occurring nationally and globally, and its articulation or sedimentation at the local level through the formation of specific policy programs, discourses, objects, practices, subjectivities, and effects. In Education Governance and Social Theory these important issues are critically examined through a range of theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches and empirical case studies of education governance within and across diverse geo-political contexts including Australia, Chile, England, Russia, and Slovakia. The book is designed as a pedagogical tool to guide those interested in better understanding and engaging with education governance as an object of critical inquiry and a tool or method of research. With contributions from an international line-up of academics, the book includes chapters on digital data and infrastructures, inspection policy, professionalism, accountability, public-private partnerships, bureaucracy, leadership, and the media. Moreover, each chapter judiciously combines theory and methodologies with case study material to situate education governance within specific sets of social relations, institutional orders and broader social movements. This is a theoretically and empirically rich resource for those who wish to research education governance and its multifarious operations, conditions and effects, but are not sure how to do so. It will therefore appeal to readers who have a strong interest in the practical application of social theory to making sense of the complex changes underway in education across the globe. Contributors include Ben Williamson, Greg Thompson, Sam Seller, Kalervo N. Gulson, Jacqueline Baxter, Nelli Piattoeva, Natalie Papanastasiou, Antoni Verger, Lluís Parcerisa, Eduardo Santa Cruz Grau, Cristian Cabalin, Ondrej Kascak, Branislav Pupala, Mark Murphy, and Howard Stevenson.