The Management of Difference in Everyday School Practice

Martha Mottelson

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    The paper will present and discuss our field study of everyday life in a Danish fifth grade classroom. Our aim has been to observe, describe and analyze those everyday practices in the classroom that ultimately result in offering students different positions, identities and opportunities for participation.

    Our goal is to create knowledge about the way difference is constructed and managed in schools. How is the concept of ‘difference’ conceived of, produced and reproduced through everyday practices and how is the management of difference embedded in school culture. Further our goal is to create knowledge about the consequences that occur for different students as a result of specific ways of managing differences by teachers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date9 Sept 2015
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2015
    EventECER 2016: Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
    Duration: 23 Aug 201626 Aug 2016


    ConferenceECER 2016
    LocationUniversity College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
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