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ERIC Number: EJ937313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
The Ordinary School--What Is It?
Maguire, Meg; Perryman, Jane; Ball, Stephen; Braun, Annette
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v32 n1 p1-16 2011
In this paper we describe some of the complexities involved in the construction of a sample of "ordinary" schools. We outline the policy context in England that produces pressures to resist "ordinariness". The paper then explores two theoretical tools, fabrication and rhetoric, that are deployed in an analysis of some key artefacts of fabrication from schools in England. Through an examination of artefacts such as school brochures and websites, this paper asks whether there are any "ordinary" schools in these performative times? (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)