Choosing Silence for Equality in and through Schooling

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 58 Number 3 (2016)

Choosing Silence for Equality in and through Schooling
HELEN E. LEES, pages 399-406
https://doi.org/10.15730/forum.2016.58.3.399

Abstract

This article considers silences and equality as combined from a theoretical perspective. Equality in and through chosen, deliberate and regular silence experience is seen as an equaliser: if no one is speaking no one can dominate. The article uses a bifurcated concept of silence: weak, negative forms and strong, positive forms. Only the strong forms are seen here as conducive to equality. Their opposite - a silencing - is seen as the creator of inequality. The argument suggests in order to tackle inequality in neo-liberal education a radical, cost-free, non-partisan solution of silence experience is available.

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HELEN E. LEES (2016) Choosing Silence for Equality in and through Schooling, FORUM, 58(3), 399-406. https://doi.org/10.15730/forum.2016.58.3.399

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