A Little Night Reading: Marx, Assessment, and the Professional Doctorate in Education

  • Victoria Perselli
Part of the Marxism and Education book series (MAED)


Many contradictions are inherent in the act of facilitating doctoral students’ research projects from an agenda of widening participation in higher education. Indeed, this statement is already laden with conflicting ideology and, as you may have noticed, devoid of agency. This is because the persona of the teacher in academe is frequently neutered: “sexless and voided, like a broken pole” (Perselli, in press) by the impositions and demands of a range of similarly disembodied authorities and sponsors, including those who still adhere to the omniscient third person and passive voice—the “norms” of scientific reporting.


Educational Research Professional Practice Practitioner Research Widening Participation Deep Engagement 
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