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ERIC Number: EJ1107295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Multiple Complicities: Reliving a Life in the Classroom
Gill, Prue
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v23 n2 p183-199 2016
In this teaching memoir, time with a group of Ugandan teachers becomes the "awakening" or spur to leaf through memories of more than 40 years of life in the classroom. The moments chosen to relive afresh tell of practices which have largely been erased in curriculum discussion in Australia. Together they add up to an argument, more implicit than explicit, about the narrowing of school curriculum, the sidelining of teacher voice, student voice, community voice, and the resultant loss of creativity in our schools--all in the name of national standards, accountability and professionalism. The wary conclusion is that if we are not more thoughtful in our preparation of young people for adulthood, our democracy may well be at risk.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Uganda
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