Psychopathology at school: Theorizing mental disorders in education

Julie Allan, Valerie Harwood

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Psychopathology at school is a response to concerns about the rising numbers of children whose behaviour is recognised and understood as a mental disorder. The book charts the ways in which such disorders have become more common from birth through early childhood and across all stages of schooling to college and university. The consequences of the increasing pathologisation of children's behaviour are considered and possibilities for alternative educational responses that negate the diagnosis of mental disorder are explored.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon/New York
Number of pages208
ISBN (Electronic)9780203071007
ISBN (Print)9780415810425
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameTheorizing education


  • mental disorder
  • Foucault
  • Deleuze
  • psychopathology


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