An Experiment Into the Public Face of Education Scholarship: Or, How to Stop "Roiling Along" Tenure and Promotion Tracks


  • Kent den Heyer


This piece calls for an experiment in response to the following questions: In what ways might education professors engage in furthering their public engagement as part of democratic aspirations? How might we measure the quality and quantity of such and its enhancement of intellectual life at the intersections of the academy and beyond? If, however defined, we are failing in our public service, and if this should be of concern, and if we are in part doing it to ourselves, then experimenting with how it might be otherwise seems like the scholarly thing to do.


Author Biography

Kent den Heyer

Kent den Heyer is an Associate Professor of social studies education and curriculum theory in the Department of Secondary Education at the University of Alberta. His recent published work examines the intersections in historical consciousness of Empire logics and truth processes as articulated in the work of Alain Badiou, appearing in Educational Theory, Curriculum Inquiry and, as editor, Thinking Education Through Alain Badiou, Wiley-Blackwell. He seeks to stir and be stirred.