areas of inquiry

Making sense of work and labour in digital schools

The relationship between schools and work is a complex dynamic. On one hand, schools are seen as sites of work for teachers, students, and administrators alike. On the other hand, schools have intimate connections to the larger world of work with the responsibility of preparing future workers, responding to economic imperatives of employability and so […]

Exploring school surveillance in the digital age

Surveillance has become an integral part of everyday life, giving rise to talk of ‘electronic police states’ and the ‘surveillance society’ (Lyon 1994, Marx 1985). Surveillance refers typically to any systematic focus on personal information that enables public and/or private agents to influence, manage or control populations from whom the information is collected (Bennett et […]