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ERIC Number: EJ831837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Revolution Is in the Everyday: "Metissage" as Place of Education
Worley, Virginia
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v27 n4 p515-531 Dec 2006
Positing that place has a pedagogy that can be harnessed for educative means and ends or left to chance and that partnering place and its pedagogy with teaching magnifies the influence of place and teaching, I conceptualize "metissage" as place of education. Because few scholars in education have written about metissage and even fewer have conceptualized it as place of education, I begin by defining "metissage" illustrating the multi-layered definition with literary, historical, and autobiographical examples. I then examine metissage as place of education with its own pedagogy whose influence increases when partnered with teaching, portray this phenomenon at play in one urban school, demonstrate ways for teachers to subvert negative school places by rejecting, challenging, and countering them and by using the everyday as a revolutionary tool, and pose questions about such a pedagogy's potential dangers. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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