Other/Alien (disabled student) as a subject of school “folklore” Cover Image

Inny/Obcy (uczeń niepełnosprawny) jako podmiot „folkloru” szkolnego
Other/Alien (disabled student) as a subject of school “folklore”

Author(s): Magdalena Bełza
Subject(s): Education, Education and training
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Alien; Other; folklore; disabled learner; a culturally different learner

Summary/Abstract: The article is aimed at examining the Alien / Other as a subject of school “folklore”. The Alien / Other is treated here generally as the disabled and also (but to a smaller extent) culturally different student. Another aim of this paper is to describe the student’s situation in the different school “folklore” and to try to discern “folklore” in relation to the student. In the first place, the basic terms were presented, such as Alien, Other, folklore. Then the disabled learner was presented as an Alien / Other subject of school folklore. The existence of three forms of special education provides different possibilities in relations Alien / Other disabled learner and the school “folklore”. In each of these forms the student’s subjectivity in this folklore is different, beginning with a friendly / centric, through ambivalent / boundary and requiring / peripheral subjectivity. In each of them, the place of the Alien / Other student with disability is different. The second aspect of the paper is associated with the Alien /Other as a culturally different learner. Although Poland is still regarded as a monocultural country, there appears to be more and more discussions on this issue. Very often, a culturally different student is also considered as Other/Alien.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 22
  • Page Range: 99-112
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English, Czech, Polish