Speaking about Diversity in School Pedagogics: Discourse Analytical Perspectives

  • Jürgen Budde Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Keywords: discourse analysis, heterogeneity, school pedagogics, Foucault, scientific discourse, educational science

Abstract

The term diversity [German: "Heterogenität"] is being increasingly used in school pedagogics; although its functions and applications are far from clear. In this paper I consider the "speaking about heterogeneity" on the basis of a discourse analysis of introductions to anthologies. The ordering functions of the discourse about diversity are analyzed. Discursive formations point at the specific discourse organization, which is characterized by ambiguity, call for action, and normativity. Difference is de-historicized, ontologized, and placed in the discourse as individual plurality. This can lead to making pedagogical interactions impossible.

URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1202160

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Author Biography

Jürgen Budde, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Jürgen BUDDE, Dr. phil., Dipl. Päd., ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Zentrum für Schul- und Bildungsforschung der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg und dort für die Vertretung der Professur für Schulpädagogik und allgemeine Didaktik an der Universität Hildesheim beurlaubt. Seine Arbeits- und Forschungsschwerpunkte umfassen Heterogenität in der Schule, Gender und Bildung sowie qualitative Forschungsmethoden.

Published
2012-03-30
How to Cite
Budde, J. (2012). Speaking about Diversity in School Pedagogics: Discourse Analytical Perspectives. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 13(2). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-13.2.1761