ERIC Number: EJ1163014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Valuing the Talk of Young People: Are We Nearly There Yet?
London Review of Education, v11 n2 p127-139 2013
This paper examines the reasons why young people's talk about themselves and their educational experiences do not seem to be valued in public discourse about education. Drawing on a national dataset of student focus groups, it illustrates how students talk about themselves in educational contexts in a way that is entirely different and more complex than how they are conceptualised by an adult audience and symbolic elites. It demonstrates, contrary to dominant adult perceptions, the critical, communicative and creative use of language offered by young people when asked about their educational experiences, and highlights the potential innovation being missed by not listening.
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Focus Groups, Educational Experience, Language Usage, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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