Children all around the world are defined as being in or out of school. This panel on school ethnographies examines the experiences, conditions and construction of identities of various groups of children, as well as their transformation, destruction and use of space inside and beyond schooling.
Children all around the world are defined as being in or out of school. Their conditions and experiences vary greatly. The performative, cultural and artistic aspects of teaching and the uses of rituals, films and television are examined, as well as the related experiences and understandings. Who has the power to define what accounts as an appropriate education and what methods are acceptable? How do children travel to school and back home, and how are relations created on the move? Why and how do students create, use, avoid, transform or destruct spaces within and out of school? How are identities constructed in new contexts and spaces, and how do groups of children, such as third culture kids, Koran school students, migrant children and others, deal with notions of place, belonging and ethnicity. 3 sessions 4/4/5.