Local and official forms of symbolic control: An Australian case study of the pedagogic work of para-educational personnel
Singh, Parlo (2000) Local and official forms of symbolic control: An Australian case study of the pedagogic work of para-educational personnel. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 4(1), pp. 3-22.
In this paper an analysis is undertaken of the accounts of pedagogic work provided by para-educational personnel working in two government-funded schools situated in a low socio-economic area of an Australian city. Specifically, the paper examines the accounts of two para-educational personnel who identified as Samoan/Pacific Islander and worked to improve the educational outcomes of students from the local Samoan/Pacific Islander community. It is argued that the pedagogic work of para-educational personnel may play an important role in redistributing discursive (informational) resources transmitted through schooling institutions. However, the positioning of para-educational personnel in the field of the local community and the field of education regulates the form/modality of pedagogic work, that is, what is taught and how it is taught. Moreover, the content and form of pedagogic work has the potential for realising inclusive and/or exclusive relations for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||inclusive education, secondary schooling, home liaison officers, Pacific Islander students|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2000 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||First published in International Journal of Inclusive Education 4(1):pp. 3-22.|
|Deposited On:||05 Jul 2005|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 22:26|
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