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Neoliberal freedoms, privatisation and the future of physical education

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posted on 05.03.2015, 10:01 by John Evans, Brian Davies
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.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Sport, Education and Society

Volume

20

Issue

1

Pages

10 - 26

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.

Publisher

© Taylor & Francis

Version

SMUR (Submitted Manuscript Under Review)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015

Notes

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

ISSN

1357-3322

eISSN

1470-1243

Language

en