In this episode, in our series exploring punishment in schools, we talk to Ashley Taylor and Lily Lamboy about how teacher's perceptions of black girls has led to their over punishment in schools.
We discuss the idea of the misattribution of agency; how black girls are seen as having more agency than they actually experience which can lead to teacher's taking the view that they have choosen not to follow the rules and are assumed to be capable of taking a different course of action. We also introduce the idea of an 'agency of excess' and how attempts to correct inequalities outside of school can unknowingly lead to over punishment.
You can find out more about this work at www.pedagogiesofpunishment.com and watch Monique Morris' documentary film, Pushout: https://pushoutfilm.com/
Music: "Moodswing" by Poddington Bear
From the Free Music Archive
CC by NC