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Enterprising career education: the power of self-management
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Lifelong Education, ISSN 0260-1370, E-ISSN 1464-519X, Vol. 33, no 3, 362-375 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article provides an account of how people’s career management is given prominence in contemporary European policy documents pertaining to career education for entrepreneurship in higher education and in vocational education and training. This study concerns the ways in which policy discourses of career management and governmental practices invoke individuals to understand themselves as entrepreneurial. Proceeding from post-Foucauldian theorizing of the concept of governmentality, the analysis draws attention to technologies and procedures designed to foster career self-management. Focus is also directed to the practices of self-knowledge, self-actualization and self-control as part of the formation of the subjectivity. It is argued that the governance of self-management operates in two interrelated ways: as a practice of inducing individuals to shape an entrepreneurial relation towards their needs and desires, and as a power to enterprise career education. In relation to this, the analysis elucidates how the discourse of competence acts upon individuals to capitalize themselves and engage in a permanent self-assessment of their needs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 33, no 3, 362-375 p.
Keyword [en]
career education, entrepreneurship, governmentality, self-management, competence, subjectivity, Europe
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-121737DOI: 10.1080/02601370.2014.896085OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-121737DiVA: diva2:860989
Available from: 2015-10-14 Created: 2015-10-14 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
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1. Governance of Career Guidance: an enquiry into European policy
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2016 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The overall aim of this thesis is to enquire into and problematize the governance of career guidance and how individuals’ career management is constructed within EU policy. The empirical material consists of European policy documents produced during 2000-2015. The two central research questions explore (1) how European career guidance is made governable, and (2) how individuals’ career management is constructed and governed. The Foucauldian governmentality perspective and the analytic method of problematization is utilized. The analysis focuses on the compositions of normative forms of reason, discursive practices and techniques by which governing is exercised and knowledge is produced. The thesis is based on four articles, three of which concern career guidance and career management. The fourth article concerns education of citizenship. The analysis shows that the formation of a policy space for comparison of national systems of career guidance is significant for making European career guidance amenable to governance. It is mobilized by governing practices for involvement of institutional actors and the construction of standards of performance. This form of governance becomes effective on the condition that institutional actors use and produce knowledge and practices about what works in career guidance, and this implies self-control and constant monitoring. It is a complex process of producing self-regulation of career guidance adjustable to change and innovation in which both standardization and modulation are inbuilt. Moreover, this is dependent on the interplay of governance and self-government. Knowledge and practices shape career management as an individual competence, which each individual is assumed to achieve. The use of guidance techniques supporting this design and self-regulating practices contributes to responsibilizing individuals to achieve this competence. Knowledge of individuals’ management of their careers includes civic competence. This led me to extend my use of the theoretical framework to investigate how knowledge of civic competence is constructed in European policy documents concerning teacher education from 2000 to 2012. My analysis shows that presumptions of teaching civic competence support the production of the active and learning subject.

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Stockholm: Department of Education, Stockholm University, 2016. 81 p.
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Doktorsavhandlingar från Institutionen för pedagogik och didaktik, 40
Keyword
governmentality, governance, career guidance, career management, Michel Foucault, entrepreneurial, policy, active citizenship, civic competence, self-management, Europe
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-130810 (URN)978-91-7649-352-6 (ISBN)
Public defence
2016-09-29, Lilla hörsalen, Naturhistoriska riksmuseet, Frescativägen 40, Stockholm, 13:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2016-09-06 Created: 2016-06-05 Last updated: 2016-09-12Bibliographically approved

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