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ERIC Number: EJ781373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Learning as a Subversive Activity
Hatch, J. Amos
Phi Delta Kappan, v89 n4 p310-311 Dec 2007
"Learning as a subversive activity" is about working with public school students to debunk the shallow conception that achievement equals learning. That means exposing the power relations that keep in place such a narrow definition of what counts and exploring the implications of those powerful forces for students' lives and for society at large. Just as important, those who work with children and young people in school must help students develop a critical understanding of what learning is, what it can do for them, and how to do it well. In this article, the author gives a message for those who care about education, which is to learn in spite of the system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A