Sociological perspectives sociological perspectives on everyday life and the on everyday life and the social construction of school social construction of school failure a literature review

Madan, Amman and Pathak, Ananya (2020) Sociological perspectives sociological perspectives on everyday life and the on everyday life and the social construction of school social construction of school failure a literature review. Working Paper. Azim Premji University, Bengaluru.

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Abstract

The sociological study of everyday life has developed largely around four major interconnected theoretical streams: symbolic interactionism, dramaturgical sociology, ethnomethodology and phenomenological sociology. Scholars who combine these with the study of social inequality have developed several ways of seeing how school failure gets created in everyday life. They have pointed to the importance of how oppressed and exploited communities look at education, at the relations of power in pedagogy and curricula, how students internalize ways of looking at class life that come from their social location and so on. These lead to both the reproduction of social inequality as well as resistances to it. Indian studies of the everyday life of schools are influenced by several of these theoretical perspectives. However, only a few studies have used them to explore how school failure gets socially constructed in the classroom. They tell us of the importance of designing curricula and pedagogies which connect with the knowledges, senses of the self and interactional modes of less powerful communities. Work in this area is underdeveloped and fragmented. While we have some insightful studies and theoretical perspectives to guide us in our interventions, there are also gaps and blind spots.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Micro-sociology, Education, Everyday life, Social inequality, School failure, Interpretive sociology
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2020 06:17
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2020 06:17
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2380
Publisher URL: https://azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/SitePages/pdf/...

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