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ERIC Number: EJ1051265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1463-9491
Creating Opportunities
Brown, Christopher
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v6 n2 p112-127 2005
In this age of greater accountability, local school districts within the USA increasingly use summer school programs as an intervention service to provide students who have failed to meet classroom, district, or state performance requirements with the opportunity to "catch up." Although such programs attempt to provide varying types of educational experiences to improve the student's academic performance, teachers continue to inscribe the expectations and language of schooling. Through examining the actions of Steven, a student diagnosed with attention deficit disorder in a summer intervention program, the author contends that his teachers' adherence to the norms of schooling prevent Steven from engaging in the school classroom in a meaningful way. Steven's teachers read his carnivalistic actions as part of his deviant behavior rather than as a critique of how even the summer curriculum fails to meet his learning needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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