Speaking back to the mainstream from the margins: lessons from one boutique senior secondary school

Riddle, Stewart and Cleaver, David (2015) Speaking back to the mainstream from the margins: lessons from one boutique senior secondary school. In: Mainstreams, margins and the spaces in-between: new possibilities for education research. Routledge Research in Education. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Abingdon, Oxford, pp. 168-180. ISBN 978-1-13-802138-9

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This chapter considers some key findings from a study into students’ and teachers’ lived experiences in a music-industry focused alternative school that works in the margins by catering to young people who have disconnected from their schooling. There are three key lessons that can be taken from this for mainstream schooling: the (re)engaging of students in their learning who have disengaged from mainstream schooling; the fostering of a commitment to belonging to a community of learners that is based on an ethic of care, trust and respect; and the capacity to (re)imagine education in more socially-just, equitable and counter-hegemonic ways.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2014 02:21
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 01:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: alternative schooling, music
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130106 Secondary Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4324/9781315777818
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24749

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