How to Deconstruct Stereotypes of Labeling: Case Study

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Authors

SEDLÁKOVÁ Markéta

Year of publication 2015
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Citation
Description The deconstruction of labels can help us understand their function and reasons for their existence in our society. The paper presents the results of a discourse analysis of language used in the documentary Class 8. A, which was an experiment performed by a public television. In the film the Roma pupils appear as representatives of a “problem” class. Three new teachers worked at the school for six months in an effort to change the situation. The aim of the paper is to investigate the construction of Roma pupils´ social reality, and to reflect upon the educational questions involved which are explored in the documentary. During the analysis labels where identified and their meaning was interpreted and applied on the participants´ social reality. In order to supplement the spectrum of points of view, the paper includes an analysis of interviews with some viewers. It helps us understand the issue in different terms.
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