A key to change lies in the establishment of “Discursive arenas”, or participative dialogic processes within and between institutions. As Cooperrider & Srivastva (1987) suggest,
“The most powerful vehicle communities have for transforming their conventions (agreements, norms, values etc) is through the act of dialogue made possible by language…alterations in linguistic practices have profound implications for change in social practice”(p, 6-7).
A SUPPORTING-CITIZENSHIP list has been established to support professional dialogue around Education for Citizenship within and between Initial Teacher Education Institutions North & South.
Both those engaged in professional preparation for teaching and their tutors, should find this “Discursive Arena” helpful and convenient.
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