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Capitalism and neoliberalism inform the way in which children in the USA are schooled. Mainstream education prioritises standardisation and conformity, and may not help students develop a sense of themselves, or tools to create good relationships with others. In a recent paper, teachers Austina Lee and Gareth Dylan Smith explore how this can be challenged through ‘punk’ pedagogy. They use the case study of a high-school choir to demonstrate how their ideas can be put into practice. More

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This Audio is a summary of the paper ‘Where is the Love, y’all? Punk Pedagogy in High School Choir’, in Research in Education,


For further information, you can connect with Austina Frances Lee at or Gareth Dylan Smith at

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