How Positioning Shapes Opportunities for Student Agency in Schools


by Adam York & Ben Kirshner - 2015

This chapter shows how student positioning by adults shapes opportunities for students to learn collective systemic agency including practices such as organizing others, developing a systemic analysis, and taking action in complex institutions, such as schools. We argue that these learning opportunities are expanded when education professionals look beyond curricular experiences and attend to how students are positioned through discourse in the broader context of the school.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 114. No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 117 Number 13, 2015, p. 103-118
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18277, Date Accessed: 5/31/2020 7:07:22 PM

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