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Forms of institutionalised symbolic violence and resistance in the journey of a cohort of adult literacy learners

Forms of institutionalised symbolic violence and resistance in the journey of a cohort of adult literacy learners

Ade-Ojo, Gordon O. ORCID: 0000-0002-1098-0765 and Duckworth, Vicky (2019) Forms of institutionalised symbolic violence and resistance in the journey of a cohort of adult literacy learners. International Journal of Educational Research, 98. pp. 336-344. ISSN 0883-0355 (Print), 1873-538X (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2019.08.008)

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Abstract

This paper explores how the public domain of schooling has shaped a cohort of Adult Literacy learners in the North of England. It highlights the important role that education plays in providing cultural and social resources required to organise an upward mobility shift; just as it serves as a site in which the inequalities that already exist are reproduced. The study explores the forms in which Bourdieu’s symbolic violence was visited on the cohort and how they resisted. It demonstrates the importance of offering learners, who do not fit with dominant ideologies a voice and a validation of their literacies, leading to the development of knowledge and the creation of a critical space for curriculum development, learner transformation and consciousness-raising.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult literacy, Violence, Curriculum, Consciousness raising, Empowerment
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Education & Community Studies
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2019 09:45
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/25419

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