Mr Gove's education: a critical discourse analysis

Donald Gillies

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This paper reports initial findings from a study of the speeches and newspaper articles of Michael Gove, in his capacity as Secretary of State for Education. The study covers the period May 2010-December 2012 and analyses 32 different speeches and newspaper articles. The purpose of the study is to identify the view of education which emerges from these publications and to probe and
question this position in relation to its coherence, its stated priorities, its inclusions, and exclusions. The paper aims to clarify the particular view of education which is being presented and so render it amenable to further critique from interested parties, and to counter-conduct, if deemed appropriate.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventWe need to talk about teaching: education policy and practice after two and a half years of the Coalition government - Kings College, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Feb 20136 Feb 2013 (Event website)


ConferenceWe need to talk about teaching
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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