Journal article

All our hands would tell about the community


International Journal of Critical Pedagogy | University of North Carolina | Published : 2013


In Australia, as in many countries across the world, our educational landscape is being shaped by an ever-increasing focus on the “globalized educational policy discourse” (Lingard, 2010) of standardised, ‘high-stakes’ testing, and the subsequent quantitative measuring and ranking of children, classes, schools, districts, states, and countries. Through this paper, we explore our research conducted with children, teachers and parents within a culturally, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse public school community. The paper draws on the voices of teachers, parents, and children who were co-researchers in Clare’s case study research at the school (using emergent, arts-informed method..

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