Gibson, H and Backus, J (2011) 'Trust and rationality: epistemic tensions in managerialism and pupil voice in schools.' In: Satterthwaite, J, Piper, H, Sikes, P and Webster, S, eds. Trust in education: truths and values. Trentham Books, Stoke on Trent. ISBN 9781858564883


This book examines the nature and role of trust in contemporary culture where consoling traditional certainties are lost. We need to trust people and institutions, values and truths; but where should we turn to find them? Does trusting make us vulnerable to abuse? More urgently still, is it safe for learners - the children, young people and adults in the world of contemporary education - to trust their teachers to care, and to tell the truth? And can teachers trust their managers and institutional practices? This is Volume 8 of "Discourse, Power, Resistance". The "DPR" series has established a reputation for radical critique of the values and practices of contemporary education, and for the steady affirmation of what is best and most significant in emerging educational discourse. The writers in this volume, who come from five countries, present penetrating critical analyses of the breakdown of trust in contemporary culture and especially in education. And they offer down-to-earth accounts of the way ahead if that trust is to be recovered.

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Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Institute for Education
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