Globalisation and education: a study of two New Basics Schools: critical systemic intervention and the New Basics Project

Stephens, Anne (2003) Globalisation and education: a study of two New Basics Schools: critical systemic intervention and the New Basics Project. In: [Presented at the MYSA International Conference]. From: MYSA 3rd International Conference, 8-10 May 2003, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. (Unpublished)

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[Extract] Schools are complex places. They are grand social institutions, situated in local places, the site of complex cultural struggles. In the schoolyard and in the classroom, individuals seek to find their identity mediating the images, messages and knowledges about their world. Simultaneously, issues of 'complex connectivity' (Tomlinson, 1999), the rapidly moving networks of 'interdependencies that characterise modern social life' (p. 4), place economic, political and environmental pressures from local, state, national and global realms, on schools. Pressures that are valued are welcomed and desirable, and enter through the front door. Devalued cultural entities, commonly misunderstood and considered devious by teachers and parents, arrive by jumping the fences, hitchhiking in backpacks, or as illegal downloads, and remain marginalised by the dominant authority but are often fiercely guarded within youth cultures being played out in the school yard and classrooms.

Item ID: 27467
Item Type: Conference Item (Non-Refereed Research Paper)
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2017 01:28
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education @ 100%
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