Who owns the classroom? Profit, pedagogy, belonging, power

Wild, C. (2013) Who owns the classroom? Profit, pedagogy, belonging, power. International Journal of Art and Design Education, 32 (3). pp. 288-299. ISSN 14768062 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Private ownership is a significant issue. In England the concept of a school existing for the benefit of the local community looks uncertain in the face of forced transfer to Academy status and partnerships with external private sponsors against the will of parents and teachers. Who profits from for-profit education and what impact does semi-privatisation have on the experiences of art teachers and students in schools? This article suggests that artist educators can act intentionally to create art experiences that counter the sterilising nature of the corporate school environment. Through adopting strategies used by contemporary artists to critique ideas of ownership and profit, art teachers can use the site of the classroom and the school itself in ways that ultimately reclaim a sense of belonging for both teachers and students. © 2013 NSEAD/John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Artist teacher, Neoliberalism, Participation, Privatisation, Space
Subjects: W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA34: Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory
Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of Art
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 14:35
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 14:35
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2604

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