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ERIC Number: EJ815808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1365-4802
Bending the School Rules to Re-Engage Students: Implications for Improving Teaching Practice
Deed, Craig G.
Improving Schools, v11 n3 p205-212 2008
What scope is there for teachers to purposefully deviate from their routine classroom practice in order to respond to disengaging students? A case study of a small provincial school in Australia shows an example of alternative pedagogy used in response to a disengaged group of young adolescents. The students temporarily engaged with a different version of school although they continued to resist and even sabotage established school routines. The main implication drawn from the case study is that school staff members need to consider the purpose of alternative pedagogy in terms of school engagement. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia