A criticism of the current climate of public schools where standardization is key, compliance is rewarded, and resistance is met with lowered status and increased scrutiny. This article asserts that acts of resistance can be crucial opportunities to promote a student’s moral, political, and intellectual development. Civic education, student agency, conflict management, and communities of inquiry are areas that require attention and application in the classroom.
Pignatelli, F. (2005). Student Resistance and Standardization in Schools. Occasional Paper Series, 2005 (14). Retrieved from http://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2005/iss14/8