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Education in Popular Culture

Telling Tales on Teachers and Learners

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Education in Popular Culture by Roy Fischer
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Education in Popular Culture explores what makes schools, colleges, teachers and students an enduring focus for a wide range of contemporary media. What is it about the school experience that makes us wish to relive it again and again? The book provides an overview of education as it is represented in popular culture, together with a framework through which educators can interpret these representations in relation to their own professional values and development. The analyses are contextualised within contemporary, historical and ideological frameworks, and make connections between popular representations and professional and political discourses about education. Through its examination of film, television, popular lyrics and fiction, this book tackles educational themes that recur in popular culture, and demonstrates how they intersect with debates concerning teacher performance, the curriculum and young people's behaviour and morality. Chapters explore how experiences of education are both reflected and constructed in ways that sometimes reinforce official and professional educational perspectives, and sometimes resist and oppose them. Education in Popular Culture will stimulate critical reflection on the popular myths and professional discourses that surround teachers and teaching. It will serve to deepen analyses of teaching and learning and their associated institutional and societal contexts in a creative and challenging way.

Author Biography

University of Huddersfield, UK Christine Harris is at Sheffield Hallam University, UK..
Release date NZ
May 2nd, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
207
Dimensions
156x234x17
ISBN-13
9780415332415
Product ID
3153444

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