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ERIC Number: EJ1100239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1740-2743
Student Resistance Culture against School Values: An Ethnographic Research
Karakul, Aygülen Kayahan
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v14 n1 p17-43 Mar 2016
Schools operating within capitalism reproduce class differences, and aim to graduate students who comply with the capitalist system. On the other hand, according to the principles of dialectical materialism, while schools aim to produce obedience, they also produce resistance to themselves at the same time. Working class children sometimes refuse to be obedient students and reject the values that are given to them in schools. This research aims to examine the underlying reasons for the "resistance behaviors" of students to the values that are represented by schools. These resistance behaviors are defined as a part of a resistance culture that is also a part of the self-transformation of the human being from obedience to freedom. An ethnographic methodology was used in a vocational and technical high school in a slum area, populated mainly by working class in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey.
Institute for Education Policy Studies. University of Northampton, School of Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. Tel: +44-1273-270943; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Ankara)
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