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ERIC Number: EJ1041528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
That's Not for Our Kids: The Strange Death of Philosophy and Ethics in a Low Socioeconomic Secondary School
Thompson, Greg; Lašic, Tomaž
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v46 n11 p1225-1237 2014
This article reflects on the successes and failures of a new Philosophy and Ethics course in a low socioeconomic context in Perth, Western Australia, with the eventual demise of the subject in the school at the end of 2010. We frame this reflection within Deleuzian notions of geophilosophy to advocate for a Philosophy and Ethics that is informed by nomadic thought, as this offers a critical freedom for students to transform themselves and their society and suggests practical ways both of overcoming the prejudices which led to its demise and of student reluctance to engage in open discussion in class. We consider the demise of the course a "missed opportunity" because it had so much potential to be transformative of student subjectivities in schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia