Educational Counter-Cultures: Confrontations, Images, Vision

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This book is a song of resistance. Drawing on rich cross-cultural perspectives from Pakistan, Israel, Canada, the US and the UK, the authors challenge readers to envision new ways of thinking for education: ways which draw on imagination, the arts and the collective experience of subjugated cultures and ways of knowing.

Michael Apple opens with a critique of the new hegemonic blocks he identifies in US education policy, deconstructing the political and rhetorical moves that ...

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Overview

This book is a song of resistance. Drawing on rich cross-cultural perspectives from Pakistan, Israel, Canada, the US and the UK, the authors challenge readers to envision new ways of thinking for education: ways which draw on imagination, the arts and the collective experience of subjugated cultures and ways of knowing.

Michael Apple opens with a critique of the new hegemonic blocks he identifies in US education policy, deconstructing the political and rhetorical moves that effectively maintain the notion of educating in the ‘right’ way. Mike Cole and Terry Wrigley each examine and rethink what they see as discourses of despair embedded in the opposing paradigms of postmodernism and the School Effectiveness and School Improvement movements. Elizabeth Atkinson and Richard Bond deconstruct two forms of silencing: the silencing of sexualities within educational practice and the silencing of indigenous voices within Canadian Higher Education. Farid Panjwani and Halleli Pinson explore the contested discourses of power and control in religious education in Pakistan and citizenship education in Israel.

Jean McNiff and Revital Heimann also focus on Israel, as the context for a reconceptualisation of peace education based on a real recognition of the fractured nature of human relations. Jerome Satterthwaite invites us to see contemporary educational practices through the eyes of both the mystic and the astrophysicist; Alan Bleakley explores learning to ‘know’ within medical training through the senses; and John Danvers and Victoria Perselli illustrate how poetry, art images and notions of performance can move us towards emancipatory ways of knowing that resist contemporary technico-rationalist discourses. These authors offer multiple perspectives on resistance and they have a common purpose: to see, think and do education otherwise.

This book is for all those students, tutors and researchers interested in opposing dominant educational discourses and instead exploring other ways of knowing. It is of deep significance to students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level engaged in education, policy studies and professional training, and to teachers and researchers in all phases of education and training.

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Jerome Satterthwaite teaches in the Faculty of Education at the University of Plymouth. He is the organizer of the annual Plymouth conferences on Discourse, Power, Resistance.

Wendy Martin is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Plymouth.

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Table of Contents

Series introduction
Introduction
1 Doing things the 'right' way : legitimating educational inequalities in conservative times 3
2 Fun, amusing, full of insights, but ultimately a reflection of anxious times : a critique of postmodernism as a force for resistance, social change and social justice 19
3 School effectiveness and improvement : where is the grand narrative? 35
4 Sexualities and resistance : queer(y)ing identity and discourse in education 55
5 Combating cultural imperialism in Canada : a new role for adult educators? 69
6 Religious education in Pakistan : salvation or subjugation? 85
7 Citizenship education in Israel : between democracy and Jewishness - dilemmas of policy-makers 101
8 The tragedy of peace education and its transformation 117
9 Learning in the clouds : what can be learned about the unknowable? 135
10 Doctors as connoisseurs of informational images : aesthetic and ethical self-forming through medical education 149
11 Stuttering at the owl : poetic displacements and emancipatory learning 165
12 'A personal preview' : or 'portraying my professional life in pictures' : image and performance as methodology for research in teaching and learning 183
Contributors 201
Index 205
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