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Title: Neoliberal freedoms, privatisation and the future of physical education
Authors: Evans, John
Davies, Brian
Keywords: Equality
Physical Education
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: EVANS, J. and DAVIES, B., 2015. Neoliberal freedoms, privatisation and the future of physical education. Sport, Education and Society, 20 (1), pp. 10 - 26.
Abstract: Focussing on the ideological aspects of privatisation, this paper explores ways in which ‘freedom’ has been activated discursively to justify actions involving changes to both the structure and the content of formal education in the UK. Empirically, the paper will analyse examples in England of UK Government ‘new provider’ rhetoric relating to ‘Academies’ in order to address both the claims and the counterclaims made by governments, educational producers and others for the privatisation of education and physical education (PE) within it. The paper suggests that such changes may have significant implications not only for teachers of PE, but also the educational entitlements of pupils and specifically, their opportunities to enjoy a liberal, comprehensive, high-quality PE. Privatisation may also consolidate rather than help erode and eradicate existing social hierarchies and associated distributions of educational social and physical capital.
Description: This is a Submitted Manuscript of an article published in Sport, Education and Society on 26 Sep 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13573322.2014.918878
Version: Submitted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2014.918878
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16884
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2014.918878
ISSN: 1357-3322
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