TITLE

How Schools Inhibit the Autonomy of the Middle Class

AUTHOR(S)
Merry, Michael S.
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Philosophy of Education Yearbook;2007, p417
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's reaction to Peter Giampietro's essay about autonomy, identity, and the role of narrative. The author disagrees with Giampietro's argument that working-class children in the main are simply incapable of autonomy under the current schooling regime. He also notes that Giampietro conflates autonomy with social privilege. He argues that the pre-delimited or heteronomous cultural notions of self that Giampietro attributes solely to working-class children are more likely to describe middle-class and affluent children.
ACCESSION #
28571922

 

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