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Mired in the shadows: quiet students in secondary schools

Thompson, G. and Bell, J. (2011) Mired in the shadows: quiet students in secondary schools. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 32 (3). pp. 399-413.

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Quiet students are a feature of the organisation of secondary schools. Using qualitative methods and Deleuzean conceptualisations of modern subjectivity, this paper explores the ways that quiet students negotiate the terrain of their school. These negotiations often seem to produce a self that is trapped rather than a subject who seizes opportunities to be inventive, creative and experimental of their self. Understanding the faciality of quiet students provides opportunities to advance debate on how schools could encourage freer selves.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Copyright: 2011 Taylor & Francis
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