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ERIC Number: EJ1081461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
Sites of Liberation or Sites of Despair?: The Challenges and Possibilities of Democratic Education in an Urban Public School in New York City
Hantzopoulos, Maria
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v46 n4 p345-362 Dec 2015
This article considers the possibilities of critical democratic education through the lived experiences of students at an urban U.S. public school. I show how students shape their own educational trajectories amid larger meta-narratives about schooling to illuminate the complexities and paradoxes of democratic schools. I argue that democratic schools are neither sites of transformation nor sites of despair, but rather sites where agency is negotiated, contested, and remade, often in unexpected, unassuming, and contradictory ways.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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