Redistribution, recognition and representation: working against pedagogies of indifference

Lingard, Bob and Keddie, Amanda 2013, Redistribution, recognition and representation: working against pedagogies of indifference, Pedagogy, culture & society, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 427-447, doi: 10.1080/14681366.2013.809373.

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Title Redistribution, recognition and representation: working against pedagogies of indifference
Author(s) Lingard, Bob
Keddie, AmandaORCID iD for Keddie, Amanda
Journal name Pedagogy, culture & society
Volume number 21
Issue number 3
Start page 427
End page 447
Total pages 21
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1468-1366
Keyword(s) social justice and schooling
redistributive justice
recognitive justice
representative justice
Summary This paper reports on an Australian government-commissioned research study that documented classroom pedagogies in 24 Queensland schools. The research created the model of ‘productive pedagogies’, which conjoined what Nancy Fraser calls a politics of redistribution, recognition and representation. In this model pedagogies are differentiated to support the role of schooling as a positional good, a good in itself, and a good towards the betterment of the broader social world. In contrast with the model’s intentions, the pedagogies mapped in the study’s classrooms lacked differentiation; indeed, they reflected ‘pedagogies of indifference’ and were seen as producing and legitimising social inequalities. The paper theorises the redistributive, recognitive and representative justice possibilities of ‘productive pedagogies’ towards more equitable outcomes for marginalised students. The paper justifies its reprising of this research in light of the contemporary policy emphasis on teaching quality, the reductive impact on pedagogies of high-stakes testing, and the context of growing inequality which limits the potential effects of schools and teacher pedagogies.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/14681366.2013.809373
Field of Research 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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