[xmca] Fwd: social spaces

From: Jennifer Vadeboncoeur (vadebonc@interchange.ubc.ca)
Date: Mon Feb 12 2007 - 09:46:59 PST

>Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 14:04:29 -0800
>To: xmca@weber.ucsd.edu
>From: Jennifer Vadeboncoeur <vadebonc@interchange.ubc.ca>
>Subject: social spaces
>Dear XMCA Folks,
>Hope this note finds you well!
>On Monday, Mike attached the piece entitled, Hirst, E. &
>Vadeboncoeur, J. A. (2006). Patrolling the borders of Otherness:
>Dis/placed identity positions for teachers and students in schooled
>spaces. Mind, Culture, and Activity: An International Journal,
>13(3), 203-225.
>I am mindful of busy schedules and not sure who may have gotten the
>chance to read it yet, but I thought I would throw out a a bit of a
>beginning piece and see if I can generate some discussion. Elizabeth
>Hirst, at Griffith University in Brisbane, will contribute as she
>can around her traveling schedule.
>As I think about this piece, two interests of ours were: an interest
>in understanding social space, as distinct from material or physical
>space; and an interest in exploring the intersection between
>government - federal and state - policy and the lives of teachers
>and students. For example, if we attempt to work beyond the "space
>as container" metaphor, how do we describe, define, exemplify social
>space? What constructs social space? How is it constituted? And from
>a research perspective, what sorts of data would need to be gathered
>to provide evidence of social space? Both theoretical and
>methodological issues surface here and for the second area of
>interest. In terms of links between policy and practice, how do we
>map across policy initiatives and what occurs at the level of the
>school and/or the classroom? How do we link policy with the lives of
>young people outside of schools?
>Just some thoughts here. As you think about this piece, what stands
>out for you?
>Best - jennifer
>[Eliz, please jump in when you can, and add to the above, vibes for
>safe travels!]


Dr. Jennifer A. Vadeboncoeur The University of British Columbia Faculty of Education 2125 Main Mall Library Block 272B Vancouver BC V6T-1Z4

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