Education between individualization and structure

This article demonstrates how genealogy can be used as a method for critical education research. As Foucault emphasized, genealogy is a method for identifying the way in which the individuals are subjectified through discourse. The genealogical analysis in the article is defining two mayor tendencies in contemporary Danish pedagogy: Individualization and structuralizing. The analyses also show an example of how the two tendencies are intermingled in the Danish law of learning plans in day care institutions.

Keywords: Howard Gardner, Marxist pedagogy, learning plans, Michel Foucault