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ERIC Number: EJ1069949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
Staging an Educated Self: Linguistic Displays of Schooling among Rural Zambian Children
Clemensen, Nana
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v46 n3 p244-259 Sep 2015
This article explores interpretations of schooling as produced by 6-12-year-old children in a rural Zambian community. Applying linguistic-anthropological analyses of their peer interactions, the author discusses symbolic reworkings of schooling and "educatedness" among children frequently labeled as "slow" or "backwards" in the classroom setting and national discourse. This discussion includes the apparent disparities between the tangible and symbolic roles of school in the context of the children's lifeworlds and future horizons.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Zambia
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