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Schooling as Violence : How Schools Harm Pupils and Societies - Clive Harber

Schooling as Violence

How Schools Harm Pupils and Societies

Paperback Published: 26th August 2004
ISBN: 9780415344340
Number Of Pages: 162

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Asking fundamental and often uncomfortable questions about the nature and purposes of formal education, this book explores the three main ways of looking at the relationship between formal education, individuals and society:

* that education improves society
* that education reproduces society exactly as it is
* that education makes society worse and harms individuals.

Whilst educational policy documents and much academic writing and research stresses the first function and occasionally make reference to the second, the third is largely played down or ignored.

In this unique and thought-provoking book, Clive Harber argues that while schooling can play a positive role, violence towards children originating in the schools system itself is common, systematic and widespread internationally and that schools play a significant role in encouraging violence in wider society. Topics covered include physical punishment, learning to hate others, sexual abuse, stress and anxiety, and the militarization of school. The book both provides detailed evidence of such forms of violence and sets out an analysis of schooling that explains why they occur. In contrast, the final chapter explores existing alternative forms of education which are aimed at the development of democracy and peace.

This book should be read by anyone involved in education - from students and academics to policy-makers and practitioners around the world.

Is Formal Education Always Good for You?
Authoritarian Schooling
Schooling and Violence
Control, Surveillance, Reproduction and Perpetration : Inhuman Capital Theory
Schooling as Terrorism : Physical punishment
Schooling and Learning to Hate the 'Other'
Schooling as Sexual Abuse
Schooling Can make You Ill : Stress, Anxiety and Examinations
Learning to Kill : Schooling and Militarisation
Education for Democracy and Peace
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ISBN: 9780415344340
ISBN-10: 0415344344
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 162
Published: 26th August 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 16.05  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1