'Shall I tell you what is wrong with Hector as a teacher?': the history boys, stereotypes of popular and high culture, and teacher education

Geert Vandermeersche (Editor), Ronald Soetaert, Kris Rutten, Geert Vandermeersche (Editor), Ronald Soetaert, Kris Rutten

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Abstract

The reluctance to introduce popular films in teacher education has often focused on the generic and stereotypical aspects of school movies. Stereotypes of education are said to misrepresent teaching and learning and are the basis for critical discussions in classes for pre- service teachers. Rather than reject them, a nar- rative analysis will engage with these recurring patterns. School films can be described as equipment for living (Burke) and a company we keep (Booth) and provide narrative schemata. The British school film The History Boys is analyzed as a narrative that responds to a cultural tradition of representing teachers using stereotypes of dif- ferent pedagogies, literature teaching, and popu- lar culture.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5
Pages (from-to)88-97
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Popular Film and Television
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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