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ERIC Number: EJ1161069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Classroom Provocateurs and Ethical Classroom Practice
Spector, Karen
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v17 n4 p363-373 2010
This article is based upon a larger study that considered three high school literature units in the US. Through a close analysis of one classroom discussion between a teacher and a provocative 8th grade student named Fish, I argue that it is not only ethically responsible to position the Fishes of this world as laudable, but that doing so is beneficial for critically focused English classes as a whole. Further, I argue that my reading of Fish as a provocateur can be productively transferred to other student-provocateurs in our English classrooms who vex the smooth doing-of-school in different ways than Fish did.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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