Theses Doctoral

Facing Discipline: Students, Teachers, Administrators, and Government Officials in the Charter School Sector of Washington DC

Hansen-Hunt, Miranda

This dissertation is about how people are disciplined within the charter school sector of Washington DC. Here, discipline is used to mean both management and control as well as punishment. I trace how the logics of discipline found in a third grade classroom translate beyond the walls of the school. Those same logics can be found recursively throughout the sector from the Board room to the Mayor's office. Understanding how logics move throughout a system can ultimately lead to insight around how institutions can perpetuate, even as the people involved in said institutions change.

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Academic Units
Anthropology and Education
Thesis Advisors
Varenne, Herve H.
Ph.D., Columbia University
Published Here
October 5, 2022