OUT NOW! Assessment forms make bad children

Anne Koskela’s and Maija Lanas’ brand new publication in Pedagogy, Culture & Society is out now! The study is an analysis of so called teacher statements between 1968-1991 in the North of Finland. These were statements assessing children’s behaviour at school and it was clear that in them the focus was on bad behaviour, the descriptions of which the form itself regulated.

“Social problems in schools were attributed to individual students and their families through official behavioural assessments, while schools’ social environments or their norms were not considered as being related to student behaviour.”

Anne Koskela & Maija Lanas (2016): Fabricating expert knowledge of the behaviour of problematic students, Pedagogy, Culture & Society, DOI: 10.1080/14681366.2016.1196232. Link to the article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14681366.2016.1196232

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