Children’s voices, school partnerships and geography. Fran Martin, University of Exeter GTE annual conference, Southport, Jan 30 th – Feb 1 st 2009. Mexico (1). Y1 and 2 class Studying Tocuaro, a village in Mexico Predominantly affluent, white, middle class school
Fran Martin, University of Exeter
GTE annual conference, Southport, Jan 30th – Feb 1st 2009.
T: Has anyone heard of Mexico?
Mexico (3 cont…)
T: What do you think homes might be like in Kenya?
T: What do you think the people might be like?
After 2 years of partnership activities: data from English pupils show …
There is some indication … that the children’s estimation of the worth of their peers in the partner school is affected by the extent to which they possess modern consumer items. … Teachers may also latch onto this, as it is a much more comfortable image with which to work. … We cannot afford to dismantle some stereotypes and replace them with others.
T: What do you mean?
P: Because we’ve got
clothes and houses
P: Why are we so
P2: Gross things
like flies go on
T: What about the children in The Gambia, what do you think the children are like?