Educational resistance in a runaway world: Poetic meditations on power and surveillance
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-18, 10:10 authored by Michael Corbett
It is becoming clear that standard, linear solutions to the problems of resistant children are problematic because they imagine a world of schooling in which place and power do not matter. Poetry can challenge the typically linear, prescriptive, and modernist assumptions that are central to much educational theory and practice. In this article, drawing on original poetry composed in and around schools, I analyze a series of reflective disruptions in the interplay of strategy and tactics in my own teaching career. The broad argument of this paper is that educators ought to recognize, promote and embrace the messiness and complexity of our work rather than retreat into simplifications and technical fixes.
Publication titleMcGill journal of education
Department/SchoolFaculty of Education
PublisherMcGill University, Faculty of Education
Place of publicationCanada
Rights statementCopyright 2008 McGill journal of education