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An Archaeological Analysis of the Last Italian Education Reform Policy

TitleAn Archaeological Analysis of the Last Italian Education Reform Policy
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsTaglietti D
Secondary TitleItalian Journal of Sociology of Education
Date Published10/2016
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2035-4983
Keywordsarchaeology of policy texts, Education policy, La Buona Scuola, policy texts analysis

In a Foucauldian perspective, our work consists of an archaeological analysis of the last education reform policy of the Italian Government: the so- called “La Buona Scuola” reform. We assume that policies are discourses which exercise power through a production of truth and knowledge. We try to build up an “archaeological tool” for the analysis of policy texts, in order to light up the regimes of visibility and enunciability through which new truths are produced. Then, we use it to analyze the “La Buona Scuola” policy. Deconstructing its texts, we see how they try to produce relevant changes in the truths of the Italian education system. First of all, we will discover the marketization of the italian politics, through the merging of administrative and commercial aspects in the authoral function. Secondly, we will find the manufacturing of a new teacher’s subjectivity, market-oriented and commodfied. Thirdly, we will see the slipping of purposes of the whole system by the re-interpretation of the relations among the education, the right to labour and the citizenship. At the end of the analysis, we will determine the formation of new discursive strategies and light up the fields of possible options that the policy realizes.