School connectedness: Student voices examine power and subjectivity

Thompson, Greg & Bell, James W. (2005) School connectedness: Student voices examine power and subjectivity. The International Journal on School Disaffection, 3(1), pp. 13-22.

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Ideally, school would be a place where all students felt that they belonged. However, the reality is that many students feel as though they do not belong to their school community. Alienated or disaffected students are an endemic problem in schools in Australia, affecting the whole school community, as well as life chances for the students themselves after school. The crux of this matter, we believe, are the tensions between the desire to connect to the school community, and the frustration experienced by some students as a result of their subjectification by the school system. Perhaps students that we tend to identify as alienated or disaffected in their schools may be resisting the accepted negotiations of power that underpin the school system.

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ID Code: 86164
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: student subjectivities, connectedness, student voices, power
ISSN: 1747-9207
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Trentham Books Ltd.
Deposited On: 04 Aug 2015 01:42
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2015 01:04

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