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The extra-ordinary school : parergonality & pedagogy, edited by Colin Symes & Daphne Meadmore

The extra-ordinary school : parergonality & pedagogy
The extra-ordinary school
Title remainder
parergonality & pedagogy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Colin Symes & Daphne Meadmore
Title variation
Extraordinary school
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
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Dewey number
  • 370/.1
  • 370/.1
no index present
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.E957 1999
Literary form
non fiction
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Series statement
Series volume
v. 62
The extra-ordinary school : parergonality & pedagogy, edited by Colin Symes & Daphne Meadmore
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Includes bibliographical references
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  • Introduction: Parergonality and Pedagogy / Colin Symes and Daphne Meadmore -- Ch. 1. First Impressions: The Semiotics of School Vestibules / Colin Symes -- Ch. 2. 'Securing a Regular Government': The Prefect and the Contemporary School / Erica McWilliam and Nicole Cantle -- Ch. 3. All-Male Schooling: Speech Night and the Construction of Masculinities / Richard Courtice -- Ch. 4. New Routes for the Field Trip / Gordon Tait and Deborah Huber -- Ch. 5. Brand New Spectacles: The Make-Over of the School Musical / Erica McWilliam -- Ch. 6. Un/Learning the Habits of Clock Time: Re-Vision Time for Time in Education / Barbara Adam -- Ch. 7. Efficiency at Any Cost: The Post-Welfarist Education Policy Context / Sharon Gewirtz -- Ch. 8. Keeping Up to the Mark: Testing as Surveillance / Daphne Meadmore -- Ch. 9. Health, the Body and the Medicalisation of the School / David Kirk -- Ch. 10. Embodying the School/Schooling Bodies: Physical Education as Disciplinary Technology / David Kirk
  • Ch. 11. Schoolies Week: Rethinking Risk / Susan Hopkins
Control code
23 cm
vi, 212 p.
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
System control number
  • 14114634ec
  • (OCoLC)39786841

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