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ERIC Number: EJ1034466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
"Fleeting Pockets of Anarchy": Streetwork. The Exploding School
Burke, Catherine
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v50 n4 p433-442 2014
Colin Ward (1924-2010) was an anarchist and educator who, together with Anthony Fyson, was employed as education officer for the Town and Country Planning Association in the UK during the 1970s. He is best known for his two books about childhood, "The Child in the City" (1978) and "The Child in the Country" (1988). The book he co-authored with Fyson, Streetwork. "The Exploding School" (1973), is discussed in this article as illustrating in practical and theoretical terms Ward's appreciation of the school as a potential site for extraordinary radical change in relations between pupils and teachers and schools and their localities. The article explores the book alongside the "Bulletin of Environmental Education," which Ward edited throughout the 1970s. It argues that the literary and visual images employed in the book and the bulletins contributed to the powerful positive representation of the school as a site of potential radical social change. Finally, it suggests that "fleeting pockets of anarchy" continue to exist in the lives of children through social networking and virtual environments that continue to offer pedagogical possibilities for the imaginative pedagogue.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom