Just schooling : explorations in the cultural politics of teaching

Gale, Trevor and Densmore, Kathleen 2000, Just schooling : explorations in the cultural politics of teaching, Open University Press, Buckingham, England.

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Title Just schooling : explorations in the cultural politics of teaching
Author(s) Gale, Trevor
Densmore, Kathleen
Publication date 2000
Total pages 175
Publisher Open University Press
Place of Publication Buckingham, England
Keyword(s) teaching -- social aspects
critical pedagogy
multicultural education
language and education -- social aspects
Summary How are classroom relations influenced by the language that teachers use and the stories they tell about their students? Just Schooling is an exercise in the cultural politics of teaching. It invites teachers and interested others to rethink what they know about social justice and to rework how they engage in the practices of teaching (what they say and do), particularly in relation to how these influence the lives of students. Informed by a recognitive view of social justice, Just Schooling analyses the various discourses and ideologies mobilized in classrooms that implicitly and explicitly determine what is understood by (i) the nature and centrality of language, (ii) the purposes and meaning of education, and (iii) the diversity of students, particularly with respect to their gender, race and social class but also their learning dis/abilities. Throughout, the authors argue for a democratization of classroom relations, beginning with students' and teachers' personal lives and connecting these with wider contexts, as a way of addressing the advantages and disadvantages traditionally reproduced by schooling.
ISBN 0335203221
9780335203222
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category A1.1 Books - authored - research
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30040779

Document type: Book
Collection: School of Education
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