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ERIC Number: EJ1117224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
Choosing Silence for Equality in and through Schooling
Lees, Helen E.
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v58 n3 p399-406 2016
This article considers silences and equality as combined from a theoretical perspective. Equality in and through chosen, deliberate and regular silence experience is seen as an equaliser: if no one is speaking no one can dominate. The article uses a bifurcated concept of silence: weak, negative forms and strong, positive forms. Only the strong forms are seen here as conducive to equality. Their opposite--a silencing--is seen as the creator of inequality. The argument suggests in order to tackle inequality in neo-liberal education a radical, cost-free, non-partisan solution of silence experience is available.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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