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ERIC Number: EJ810266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 79
ISSN: ISSN-0311-6999
Unsettling Deficit Views of Students and their Communities
Hattam, Robert; Prosser, Brenton
Australian Educational Researcher, v35 n2 p89-106 Aug 2008
In this paper we explore the possibilities for redesigning pedagogy in the middle years of schooling. We think that the middle schooling movement in Australia is unfinished because the pedagogical reforms promised have been patchy, not well researched and difficult to sustain. As well, middle schooling is a little exhausted because it has failed to respond to changing demographies and youth identities. As a response we argue for school change projects linked to mainstream curriculum change. From a range of conceptual resources we discuss the potential of using a "funds of knowledge" approach and a narrative approach to youth identity work. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia