Interactions with Queensland show children: enhancing knowledge of educational contexts

Wyer, Doug and Danaher, Patrick and Kindt, Ian and Moriarty, Beverley (1997) Interactions with Queensland show children: enhancing knowledge of educational contexts. Queensland Journal of Educational Research , 13 (2). pp. 28-40. ISSN 1329-0703

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This paper analyses one element of Shulman's (1987) categories of the teacher knowledge base - knowledge of educational contexts - in relation to the education of Queensland travelling show children. This knowledge includes three sets of interactions: the children's relationships on and off the show circuits, the children's interactions with their teachers, and the teachers' interactions with the children's parents and home tutors. The concepts of 'border crossing' (Giroux, 1990) and 'boundary maintenance' (Barth, 1969) underscore the importance of show children and their teachers being able to cross the boundaries between show life and formal schooling.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with blanket permission of publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2010 02:21
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2013 02:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shulman; show children; border crossing; boundary maintenance; schooling
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160303 Migration
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified

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