On the short-sighted view of heterogeneity

The discourse-critical pattern of interpretation in the school pedagogical discourse on heterogeneity

  • Elias Schmid
Keywords: Heterogeneity; school pedagogy; school criticism; discourse critique; interpretation pattern Heterogenität; Schulpädagogik; Schulkritik; Diskurskritik; Deutungsmuster Hétérogénéité ; pédagogie scolaire ; critique de l’école ; critique du discours ; modèle d’interprétation Eterogeneità; pedagogia scolastica; critica scolastica; critica del discorso; modelli interpretativi

Abstract

This article presents a critique of the common discourse on heterogeneity in school education and derives a discourse-critical heuristic from it. According to the discourse-critical interpretation pattern, heterogeneity in the discipline of school education is reflected in a simplified and consequently inadequate way. An appropriate reflection should consider heterogeneity as a permanent problem and take four aspects of the problem into account: Heterogeneity as a problem of understanding, of the profession, of school organisation and of society. Finally, the cognitive potential of the heuristic is assessed and the limits of the perspective are examined.

Published
2021-07-19
How to Cite
Schmid, E. (2021). On the short-sighted view of heterogeneity: The discourse-critical pattern of interpretation in the school pedagogical discourse on heterogeneity. Swiss Journal of Educational Research, 43(2), 212–221. https://doi.org/10.24452/sjer.43.2.2