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ERIC Number: EJ815401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1745-7823
Temporal, Spatial and Embodied Relations in the Teacher's Day at School
Holland, Janet; Gordon, Tuula; Lahelma, Elina
Ethnography and Education, v2 n2 p221-237 Jun 2007
In this paper, we draw on a cross-cultural ethnographic study conducted in two secondary schools in Helsinki (Finland), and two in London (UK). In our analysis of everyday life in schools, space is not merely a backdrop to activities that take place, it also shapes processes and activities, and spatial relations are simultaneously temporal. Here, we follow teachers' daily time-space paths in schools, from corridors to staff rooms to classrooms and breaks. We explore how spatial arrangements limit and control teachers' movement and their use of time-space, examining how their bodies and emotions are implicated in this process. Whilst interested in the ebb and flow of power in the school in relation to student/teacher interactions, we wanted to move beyond a dichotomous conceptualisation of authority and resistance and the top down hierarchy of the official school, therefore, as well as processes of differentiation, those of connection and negotiation were also of interest. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland; Finland (Helsinki); United Kingdom (London)