ERIC Number: EJ859303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Enhancing Students' Critical Awareness in a Second Chance School in Greece: Reality or Wishful Thinking?
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v7 n1 p382-405 Jun 2009
This paper is about a case study investigating into a Second Chance School in Greece as an institution for raising students' social awareness along the principles of critical pedagogy. Through the prism of symbolic interactionism, students' and teachers' negotiated perspectives formulating school and classroom culture reveal that students' political and social empowerment is weak while regarding most social issues the Second Chance School under investigation simply follows the "policy of equal distances" from every student's views. Moreover, by applying critical discourse analysis the study reveals how power relations operating in the school produce this relatively poor outcome.
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Consciousness Raising, Social Attitudes, School Culture, Student Empowerment, Social Problems, Power Structure, Nontraditional Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Greece