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ERIC Number: EJ1122964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-1926
The Social and Emotional Dimensions of Schooling: A Case Study in Challenging the "Barriers to Learning"
Wyness, Michael; Lang, Peter
British Educational Research Journal, v42 n6 p1041-1055 Dec 2016
The educational landscape in England and Wales is shaped by demands made on head teachers, teachers and pupils to perform within a "field of judgement" dominated by clearly defined outcomes of academic success. This puts schools from socio-economically excluded areas where there are potentially "barriers to learning" at a considerable disadvantage. This article draws on case-study data from an English secondary school in an area of considerable deprivation. The empirical focus revolves around school-participants' perceptions and understandings of the social and emotional dimensions of schooling. The emphasis on the relational and emotional work undertaken by teaching staff underpins the case-study school's approach to challenging the barriers to learning. A number of themes and concerns are reported in this article including relational work in school that extends into the community, the school as a sprawling network of communication and the heighted role of the emotions at a number of levels in school. In drawing on interview data from teachers, school managers, pupils and parents we are developing a model of schooling that approximates to Fielding's conception of a people-oriented learning community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)
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