23 SES 06 C, Education Policy Formation and Contestation
Different concepts concerning the biological and moral production of the new generation, such as "care of children", "teaching", "home", "school", "parents" and "teachers" can be interpreted as political subjects in Foucualdian sense. These words elicit different cultural images of proper ways of reacting to questions concerning the children. Increasing problems of governing the the child population in times of growing poverty and neoliberal/post-welfare social policy have caused heated debates about who is responsible for the ill-being and asocial behaviour of young people. Political responses to this question reflec ideological struggles over legitimate interpretations of the causes of these problems and who is responsible for the healthy growth and development of children. In my genealogic study of the politics of family-school division of labour and responsibilies in Finland I have traced what I call the patriarchal-bourgeois and the democratic-welfare state strategies of care and education. These versions of political strategies act as alternative imaginaries fighting for credibility in the minds of parents, teachers and the general public concerning proper ways of reacting to the various child and youth problems in everyday life or as debated in the media. In my presentation I will develop some ideas how identification of these policies helps to deepen our understanding of current child policy and educational debates and to politicise hegemonic ways of interpreting childhood, what good care and education is about and whose resposibility it is.
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