ERIC Number: EJ1034804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Education Reform as a "Weapon of Mass (Education) Destruction" versus Artful Resistance as a "Weapon of Mass Creation"
McDermott McNulty, Morna
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v11 n2 p34-44 Sum 2014
For the purposes of this article, I am advocating for a set of creative educational practices that are artistic in process and product, which are established with the intent of resisting, refusing, and revolutionizing the ways in which we conceive of, or embody, education praxis in public schools. As predatory reformers attempt to colonize public education, via private corporate interests (Ravitch, 2013) laying "claim" to everything from assessment, curriculum, instruction, instructional materials (including literature used for reading instruction), data collection, and delivery models, it is imperative that to resist these efforts we creatively re-imagine how we work together; it is "possible to articulate a set of parameters for solidary relations through which to imaginatively construct new ways of entering into relations with others" (Gatzambide-Fernandez, 2012, p. 145).
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Schools, Resistance (Psychology), Educational Practices, Art, Creativity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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