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Rituals and Student Identity in Education Ritual Critique for a New Pedagogy

ISBN-10: 023010116X

ISBN-13: 9780230101166

Edition: 2011

Authors: Richard A. Quantz, Terry O'Connor, Peter Magolda

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The current crisis in American schools has been more than fifty years in the making. The present assumption that "accountability" equals "testing" and that "education" equals "measurable objectives" has occurred in a brief lifetime. How has this happened? Quantz attempts to answer this question in this fascinating study. It is not a history of the movement, but an exploration of how the nonrational aspects of schooling, especially ritual(s), have been harnessed to construct a commonsense which serves the interests of transnational corporations, leaving those educators committed to democracy to develop a new pedagogy that rejects the technical solutions that present reforms demand.
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Book details

List price: $59.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 2/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 193
Size: 5.93" wide x 9.42" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Richard A. Quantz is professor of Social Foundations of Education at Miami University, Ohio, and author of Rituals and Student Identity in Education: Ritual Critique for a New Pedagogy (2011).

Peter M. Magolda is Professor of Educational Leadership at Miami University. He teaches culture and inquiry seminars. His scholarship focuses on ethnographic studies of college students, critical issues in qualitative research, and program evaluation. He is co-author of It's All About Jesus: Faith as an Oppositional Collegiate Subculture with Kelsey Ebben, and serves, or has served, on the editorial boards of Research in Higher Education and the Journal of Educational Research. He is an ACPA Senior Scholar inductee, and in 2004 received the School of Education and Allied Profession' Richard Delp Outstanding Faculty Member award, as well as the Maude Stewart Alumni Award from The Ohio State University.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Nonrational in Education: Ritual in Schools
School Ritual as Performance: A Reconstruction of Durkheim's and Turner's Uses of Ritual
From Ethnography to Ritual Critique: The Evolution of a Method
Nonrational Classroom Performance: Ritual as Aspect of Action
On Seminars, Ritual, and Cowboys
The Puzzlemasters: Performing the Mundane, Searching for Intellect, and Living in the Belly of the Corporation
Ritual Critique and the New Pedagogy
Notes
References
Index