Mired in the shadows: Quiet students in secondary schools

Thompson, Greg & Bell, James (2011) Mired in the shadows: Quiet students in secondary schools. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 32(3), pp. 399-413.

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Abstract

Quiet students are a feature of the organisation of secondary schools. Using qualitative methods and Deleuzean conceptualisations of modern subjectivity, this paper explores the ways that quiet students negotiate the terrain of their school. These negotiations often seem to produce a self that is trapped rather than a subject who seizes opportunities to be inventive, creative and experimental of their self. Understanding the faciality of quiet students provides opportunities to advance debate on how schools could encourage freer selves.

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ID Code: 86153
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: student subjectivities, postmodern, Deleuze, quiet students, faciality
DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2011.573256
ISSN: 0159-6306
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 04 Aug 2015 02:55
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2015 23:50

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