Dr. Denise Mifsud is a full-time lecturer in education at the University of the West of Scotland. Previous to that, she was involved in the Maltese education field for the past sixteen years as teacher of English in secondary schools, and then as a lecturer at FE level, where she moved on to a deputy headship position. She has very recently been awarded her PhD by the University of Stirling. Research areas of interest include educational policy analysis, generation, reception and enactment; leadership theories, with a particular interest in educational leadership, especially distributed forms; school networks and educational reform; power relations; Foucauldian theory; Actor-Network theory, as well as qualitative research methods, with a particular focus on narrative, as well as creative and unconventional modes of data representation.
This carries on from the previous blog post that explored policy reception in terms of decentralised neoliberalism and/or masked re-centralisation. Part 2 will now demonstrate borrowing from Foucault’s notions of
[This blog post refers to the following article: Mifsud, D. (2015) ‘Decentralised’ neoliberalism and/or ‘masked’ re-centralisation? The policy to practice trajectory of Maltese school reform through the lens of neoliberalism