ERIC Number: EJ1022487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Claiming Our Turf: Students' Civic Negotiation of the Public Space of School
Schmidt, Sandra J.
Theory and Research in Social Education, v41 n4 p535-551 2013
In the ongoing effort to conceptualize meaningful civics curriculum, the author looks beyond the intended curriculum to consider the civics lessons embedded in spatial interaction and engagement. She examines how young people negotiate school, a space she contends can be conceived of as a public space. Their negotiations rely upon tactics of avoidance, dissent, and incivility as civic actions that reshape space. These tactics--all forms of resistance--suggest that civic efficacy and possibility are bound in how young people create and then continuously respond to the spaces they re-create through civic processes.
Descriptors: Civics, Curriculum, Space Utilization, Interaction, Educational Environment, School Space, Resistance (Psychology), High Schools, High School Students, Maps, Student Surveys, Interviews, Focus Groups, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Grade 10
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