Journal article

Ethics in neoliberalism? Parental responsibility and education policy in Chile and Australia

Juan de Dios Oyarzun, Jessica Gerrard, Glenn Savage

JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

This article questions the diverse and, in some cases, contradictory ethical forms present in contemporary neoliberal policy frames. In particular, we analyse the demands of responsibility – as a form of ethical commitment – requested of parents by education policies in the contexts of Chile and Australia. Assuming neoliberalism as a contextualised and multivocal form of governing, we applied a policy sociology approach to study the ethical implications for parents of two recent educational reforms developed in the national contexts of this research. Our analyses show that the emerging demands on parents for responsibility in the educational field exceed univocal forms of individual responsi..

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Grants

Awarded by Agencia Nacional de Investigacion y Desarrollo de Chile


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by Agencia Nacional de Investigacion y Desarrollo de Chile, ANID PIA CIE160007; and by the Australian Research Council [DP190101867].