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Alternative Schooling, Social Justice and Marginalised Students

Teaching and Learning in an Alternative Music School

Book

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Alternative Education book series (PSAE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Stewart Riddle, David Cleaver
    Pages 1-24
  3. Stewart Riddle, David Cleaver
    Pages 25-47
  4. Stewart Riddle, David Cleaver
    Pages 49-70
  5. Stewart Riddle, David Cleaver
    Pages 71-92
  6. Stewart Riddle, David Cleaver
    Pages 93-109
  7. Stewart Riddle, David Cleaver
    Pages 111-125
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 127-129

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the experiences and perspectives of students and teachers at an alternative music school, which caters for young learners who have been marginalised and disenfranchised from mainstream schooling. The school utilises a rich music-infused curriculum that connects to the lives of its students, alongside a democratic ethos and ethic of care for members of the school community, including the students, teachers, and parents. The combination of personal narratives together with detailed critical discussion, provides a compelling argument for how schools can make a major difference to the lives of young people. The case study presented in this book offers one potential response to the institutionalised social and educational inequities that young people continue to face, and highlights the important lessons from alternative schooling for education more broadly. It will be of particular interest to researchers in the areas of education and sociology, especially those concerned with matters of social justice and equity in education.

Keywords

Alternative education Sociology of education Education and minorities creativity and arts education alternative music school marginalised students alternative schooling disenfranchised students

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Teacher Education and Early ChildhoodUniversity of Southern QueenslandSpringfield CentralAustralia
  2. 2.School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist EducationUniversity of Southern QueenslandSpringfield CentralAustralia

About the authors

Stewart Riddle is Senior Lecturer in the School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

David Cleaver lectures in the School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education at the University of Southern Queensland. Australia. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Alternative Schooling, Social Justice and Marginalised Students
  • Book Subtitle Teaching and Learning in an Alternative Music School
  • Authors Stewart Riddle
    David Cleaver
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Alternative Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Alternative Education
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58990-9
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-58989-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-86525-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-58990-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 129
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology of Education
    Alternative Education
    Sociology of Education
    Creativity and Arts Education
    Schools and Schooling
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Reviews

“A compelling account of the reasons why young people still need an alternative school to give them the second, third or even fourth chance to get the education they need and deserve.” (Pat Thompson, Professor of Education, Nottingham University, UK)

“In a time when neoliberal and neoconservative policies are increasingly dominant in education, we need examples that give us hope.  That is exactly what Stewart Riddle and David Cleaver give us. Alternative Schooling, Social Justice and Marginalized Students is a fine piece of work--politically wise, very thoughtful, and well-gounded in the daily life of a lively example of more responsive schooling.” (Michael W. Apple, John Bascom Professor of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and author of Can Education Change Society)