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Just Schooling: Explorations in the Cultural Politics of Teaching Trevor Gale

Just Schooling: Explorations in the Cultural Politics of Teaching

Trevor Gale

Published August 28th 2000
ISBN : 9780335203239
Hardcover
192 pages
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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 rework how they engage in the practice of teaching, particularly in relation to how theseMoreJust 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 rework how they engage in the practice of teaching, particularly in relation to how these influence the lives of the students. Informed by the 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 the nature and centrality of language- the purpose and meaning of education- and 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 teachers personal lives connecting these with wider context, as a way of addressing the advantages and disadvantages traditionally reproduces by schooling.