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Author Quantz, Richard A., 1947-

Title Rituals and student identity in education [electronic resource] ; Ritual critique for a new pedagogy / Richard A. Quantz; Contributions by Terry O'Connor, Peter Magolda.

Published Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.


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Notes Electronic book text.
Epublication based on: 9780230101159, 2011.
Contents Introduction to the Nonrational in Education: Ritual and the Forming of Reality, Morality, and Identity * School Ritual as Performance: A Reconstruction of Durkheim's and Turner's Uses of Ritual * From Ethnography to Ritual Critique: The Evolution of a Method (with Terry O'Connor) * Nonrational Classroom Performance: Ritual as Aspect of Action (with Peter Magolda) * On Seminars, Ritual, And Cowboys * The Puzzlemasters: Performing the Mundane, Searching for Intellect, and Living in the Belly of the Corporation * Ritual Critique and the New Pedagogy.
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Summary A contemporary look at both the rituals fostered in our education system that reproduce inequalities between students and how we can change these techniques to promote equity in and outside the classroom. The current crisis in American schools has been more than fifty years in the making. The present assumption that "accountability" equals "testing" and that "education" equals "measurable objectives" has occurred in a brief lifetime. How has this happened? Quantz attempts to answer this question in this fascinating study. It is not a history of the movement, but an exploration of how the nonrational aspects of schooling, especially ritual(s), have been harnessed to construct a commonsense which serves the interests of transnational corporations, leaving those educators committed to democracy to develop a new pedagogy that rejects the technical solutions that present reforms demand.
"Quantz has undertaken a major project, and it will contribute significantly to the social science literature and to the literature on educational ethnography in a major way. What is remarkable about this book is the way it examines the creation of an ethnic and/or consumerist identity to replace nationalist/citizenship identity, all connected to the social relations of neoliberal globalization - and the creation of a transnationalist capitalist class. The work is cutting-edge. It will stand alone as a major contribution to the ethnographic literature on schools." - Peter McLaren, Professor, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles "As always, Quantz is articulate, well-organized and accessible. This book is a needed contribution to work in socially just leadership and educational studies, and I strongly recommend it." - Shirley R. Steinberg, Director, The Freire Project for Critical Pedagogy, McGill University.
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History notes Richard A. Quantz is Professor of Social Foundations and Education at Miami University of Ohio. Terry O'Connor was Professor of Social Foundations of Education at The College of New Jersey. Peter Magolda is Professor of Student Affairs and Higher Education at Miami University of Ohio.
Other author O'Connor, Terry.
Magolda, Peter.
Subject Academic rites and ceremonies.
Multicultural education.
Education -- Aims and objectives.
Multicultural education.
Inclusive education / mainstreaming.
ISBN 9780230117167 : £66.00
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