Jan 29- 2013
Schools play a central pivotal role! In reproducing social relationships!
Social relationships based on power! On hegemonic ideas!
-> what is appropriate for boys and girls, expression of sexuality and also
about race and racialization.
--> gender and recialized experiences we encounter are built into our school!
It is a social relationship of power
meritocracy – a system that goes towards individuals that achieve those
grades are subjective! But really use scientify it by using rubrics!
System values authority!
System presents knowledge as being valueable and valued in our society
so being credited!
reproduced – repeated – credible thus given opinion on – ACCOUNTABILITY
- very rarely do we question the credibility of that work!
- because the system presents itself as unbiased!
Working and having to work prohibits the amount of time devoted to work!
When you add factors such as ones race, gender, sexual orientation … we see
the hidden curriculum rather than the ones with textbooks!
the hidden curriculum involves … the cultural capital! That one has or does not
have at their disposals
What is the dominant culture of highschool?! It is predominantly heterosexual.
We learn from a colonial prespective … so white settler society!
Compulsory schooling said … all children under the age of 12 must attend
philanthropists! At the turn of the 19 century! – there was a lot of street kids
had a real divide between the rich and poor
Compulsive schooling was Christian based! … so children must be protected
from the harm of the world! So to insure the proper upbringing by giving the
education! Proper housing provided for school! – it was LAW!
Our system was based on children policing!
It was Christian era! – so homosexuality = blasphemy
Teachers low expectations of particular students!
3) Eurocentric curriculum – exclusion of other basic values, beliefs.
Discussion around Afro Centric schools and Euro Centric schools!
4) the hidden curriculum – whats not spoken … what is called a sin of omission
process of stereotyping – being able bodies
stereotyping of youth in our education system has