Schooling the Child
The Making of Students in Classrooms
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Schooling the Child by Peter Freebody
Book DescriptionWhat is a child? How is the concept of childhood defined? This book aims to explore these perennial and complex questions by looking at the way in which society constructs and understands childhood. The authors focus in particular on the school, a key location within which social and cultural notions of childhood are defined and performed. The book is divided into three major parts: Part 1 frames the accepted notions of childhood and schooling, and introduces ethnomethodological analysis as a tool to rethink current versions of the child. Part 2 focuses on how school students become members of a category within the institution of the classroom. The authors explore this idea through transcripts of talk between teachers and students, and amongst students themselves in two classroom studies. Part 3 looks at the materials of education, concentrating specifically on children's texts. The authors examine how such texts portray a notion of the child within the story, and also assume a notion of the child as reader of the story. This important book shows how much is at stake for children in accepting adults' deep-seated notions of childhood. It will be of great interest to educational researchers and policy makers, sociologists of childhood, teachers and student teachers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415263269
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Freebody
Qualitative Research in Education, Paperback (March 2003)
Essential reading for those engaged in the research and analysis of educational data.
Schooling the Child, Hardback (October 2002)
This book aims to explore these perennial and complex questions by looking at the way in which society constructs and understands childhood.
Knowledge, Culture and Power, Paperback (November 1992)» View all books by Peter Freebody
This work concerns the issues that comprise the broad field of literacy education, for example, discourses about childhood, socio-economic order and political and ideological contingencies. Analyses of literacy education from a number of different countries and cultures are included.
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