The Extra-Ordinary School: Parergonality and Pedagogy (Counterpoints #62) (Hardcover)

The Extra-Ordinary School: Parergonality and Pedagogy (Counterpoints #62) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), Colin Symes (Editor) Cover Image
By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), Colin Symes (Editor)
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This is book number 62 in the Counterpoints series.

Description


The Extra-Ordinary School analyses the extraordinary behind the ordinary in the school. It examines a range of features in the culture of the school, and argues that the extraordinary represents an important dimension of the way the organization of the school is maintained and managed. First, the book deals with the culture of the school, with such matters as school vestibules and speech nights, school excursions, and festivities such as rock music competitions. Then it looks at aspects of school administration to do with school time, school efficiency drives and the testing/examination culture. Lastly, it attends to the school and the body: the risk culture associated with school break-up rituals and the health regimes associated with physical education and the AIDS scare.

About the Author


The Editors: Colin Symes is Research Fellow in the Faculty of Education, University of Technology of Sydney. He is a widely published researcher in the area of cultural studies and education. Among other journals, his papers have appeared in the Journal of Aesthetic Education, Discourse, Studies in Higher Education and Popular Music. He has also contributed chapters to a number of edited collections and is the co-author with Noel Preston of Schools and Classrooms: A Cultural Studies Analysis of Education. Daphne Meadmore teaches in the Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology. She has published widely in the area of cultural studies and sociology of education and has contributed to and co-edited a number of collections, including Understanding Education: Contexts and Agendas for the New Millennium. Her papers have appeared in Discourse, the International Journal of Inclusive Education, International Studies in Sociology of Education, and Assessment in Education, among others.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780820438122
ISBN-10: 082043812X
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: April 1st, 1999
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints