Education in City and Suburban Communities

Tangen, Donna J. & Bland, Derek C. (2012) Education in City and Suburban Communities. In Carrington, Suzanne & Macarthur, Jude (Eds.) Teaching in inclusive school communities. John Wiley & Sons Australia, Milton, Qld, Australia, pp. 117-137.

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This chapter will discuss how environmental factors, specifically one’s backgrounds and where one lives, has an impact on teaching and learning. You have learned from previous chapters that inclusive education is underpinned by human rights and social justice issues. This chapter takes up that argument by identifying the diversity of students in city and suburban schools and how some are excluded, leading to disengagement with learning. We suggest possible pedagogy such as differentiated instruction and a ‘pedagogy of hope’ to counter student disengagement. Inclusive education, as an ‘act of imagination’ engages students in creative ways with the curriculum, where they can find meaning and purpose in what they are doing. Such engagement allows student to make connections between their school work and their own life worlds.

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ID Code: 53529
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: inclusive education, diversity, socio-economic disadvantage, social justice
ISBN: 978 0 7303 217 9
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2012 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Deposited On: 09 Sep 2012 23:26
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2013 09:45

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