Journal article

Subjectivity and schooling in a longitudinal study of secondary students

J McLeod

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION | CARFAX PUBLISHING | Published : 2000

Abstract

This article addresses the question of how to interpret the relation between the production of subjectivity and the effects of different forms of schooling. Two kinds of problem are explored. The first is the immediate empirical and historical one of understanding how gender and class subjectivity takes shape and is embodied by Australian secondary-school students. This is investigated through close readings of interviews with two young people who are participants in a qualitative, longitudinal study of Australian secondary-school students - the '12 to 18 Project'. The article thus examines the developmental and longitudinal aspect of identity formation, and addresses the impact of feminism ..

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