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The rose that grew from concrete : teaching and learning with disenfranchised youth

Author: Diane Wishart
Publisher: Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Qualitative research with interviews of at-risk inner-city students reveal the humanity behind the statistics.

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Named Person: Diane Wishart; Diane Wishart
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Wishart
ISBN: 9780888645166 0888645163
OCLC Number: 401148173
Description: xx, 161 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Framing the story. Teachers and students finding balance ; Values and "victims" ; Engaging students ; Conforming, confronting, co-creating --
Comfort that eludes : programs for disenfranchised urban Aboriginal youth. The limitations of experience ; The tensions of togetherness ; Deconstructing "regular" ; Consciousness-raising education ; Feeling uncomfortable in schools ; Becoming comfortable in schools --
Constructing the "self" : opposition and acceptance in public schools. Race and class disadvantage ; White and disenfranchised ; White and privileged ; Gender and disenfranchised urban youth ; Female and middle class ; Learning from listening --
Other tensions : schools, teachers, and students. The dangers of labelling ; Origins of the term "at risk" ; The institution and the economy : how and why Alberta produces and supports labelling and "treatment" ; WRS as an Alberta Institution ; Struggles to de-code --
Understanding school practices and critical literacy. Creating the conditions to break the status quo ; Popular theatre and media at WRS ; Critical literacy in higher-level classes and the example issue of police brutality --
Conclusions : the story speaks. The process of discovery ; What the WRS model has to offer ; Disrupting the status quo through uncomfortable conversations ; Tensions of pedagogy revealed ; The WRS model and its potential contributions to the sociology of education.
Responsibility: Diane Wishart.

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