Can performing happy childhood be an occupational skill required of students?
1University of Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201902185239
|Publish Date:|| 2019-02-18
School takes part in producing childhood through its requirements for students. Becoming a student takes place in the intersections of various power-related discourses. This article explores how the idea of a proper student becomes discursively produced. It is based on how one Finnish girl’s perception of herself as a proper student changed as her life circumstances changed. The article concludes by suggesting that a significant occupational skill for a student may be the skill of performing happy childhood.
Childhood. A global journal of child research
|Pages:||250 - 262|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
516 Educational sciences
© The Author(s) 2019. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Childhood. The version of record is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1177/0907568218823882.