The Frontiers of Educationalisation - Reflections on the Multidimensionality of the Processes of Institutionalisation, as Exemplified by Social Work Cover Image
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Pogranicza pedagogizacji - refleksje o wielowymiarowości procesów instytucjonalizacji na przykładzie pracy socjalnej
The Frontiers of Educationalisation - Reflections on the Multidimensionality of the Processes of Institutionalisation, as Exemplified by Social Work

Author(s): Mariusz Granosik
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Instytut Stosowanych Nauk Społecznych Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: discursive institutionalism; educationalisation; social work; Foucault; professional discourse

Summary/Abstract: The educationalisation of public discourse is having a significant impact on other forms of discourse, including professional discourse. Discursive institutionalism is an analytical perspective that enables the grasping of this tendency. In the light of this concept, educationalisation would constitute a kind of pre-configuration of the institutional processes occurring in social organisations. Applying such a perspective to analysis of the institutionalisation of social work in a welfare centre reveals a division in professional discourse and as such the doubled organisation of the social work itself. The first discourse, external, mainly legitimises methods of work and interpretational models developed in the centre by steering the discourse in such a way for them to pass as consistent with the key directions of educationalisation. The second discourse, internal, is essentially the space for resolving specific problems that frequently demand the application of measures not yet legally binding, and as such incompatible with the main trends in educationalisation. As a result, the process of educationalisation of public space in specific social organisations establishments) forces a distinctive bilingualism: separation of the language of measures from the language of their description and justification.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 16 (2)
  • Page Range: 97-116
  • Page Count: 19