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ERIC Number: EJ830513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Building Place: Students' Negotiation of Spaces and Citizenship in Schools
Tupper, Jennifer A.; Carson, Terry; Johnson, Ingrid; Mangat, Jyoti
Canadian Journal of Education, v31 n4 p1065-1092 2008
This study explored how high school students negotiate school spaces beyond the classroom within a broader context of citizenship education and identity construction. Using visual hermeneutics, researchers worked over three years with students and staff in a large, diverse, urban, public high school. Through student-produced photographs of school space, questionnaires, interviews with staff and students, and observations of students' use of space, researchers found that physical and social construction of space, students' occupation and congregatation in spaces, the visual landscape of a school, and practices of school surveillance all influence the negotiation of identities and citizenship among students. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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