Psychologized Language in Education

Denaturalizing a Regime of Truth

Authors: Bekerman, Zvi, Zembylas, Michalinos

  • Focuses on the ways that normative language/vocabulary use works to shape students’ and teachers’ perceptions of identity and difference
  • Challenges educators to use theory, language, and concepts to think and act differently 
  • Chapters contain dialogue between the King and the Slave who debate lively various contentious issues raised in the book
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About this book

This book explores how psychologized language has come to dominate education and schooling. Taking a critical lens to some major constructs in education—e.g. the mind, the self, identity, emotion, emotional intelligence, motivation, culture, language and meaning—and their grounding in psychologized discourses, the authors suggest possible ways to overcome these psychologized discourses and remedy their consequences. The book invites readers to move away from static, reified conceptualizations to a more active, social understanding of what education is all about.

About the authors

Zvi Bekerman is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. His main interests are in the study of cultural, ethnic, and national identity, including identity processes and negotiation during intercultural encounters and in formal/informal learning contexts. 
Michalinos Zembylas is Professor of Educational Theory and Curriculum Studies at the Open University of Cyprus. He has written extensively on emotion and affect in relation to social justice pedagogies, intercultural and peace education, human rights education, and citizenship education.





Reviews

“In this book, Bekerman and Zembylas expose the ways in which meanings and concepts of identity, culture, and mind have become reified, separating the individual from her community and molding the student into the preferred citizen in the project of state controlled mass education. On the basis of their powerful critique, the authors advocate for a cultural analysis perspective that bypasses positivist criteria and argue for a renewed pedagogy.” (Michael A. Peters, Professor of Education, University of Waikato, New Zealand) “This brilliant book outlines the ways in which outmoded and psychologized ways of thinking and doing dominate policy, practice, and research in education. The authors, who are established thought-leaders in this field, argue clearly and persuasively that this is as catastrophic as it is bewildering. Despite its trenchant critique, the book holds out a message of hope for educators everywhere.” (Hilary Cremin, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK) 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychologized Language in Education
Book Subtitle
Denaturalizing a Regime of Truth
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54937-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54937-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54936-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 212
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