"My work in the anthropology of education has, in recent years, consisted of locating theoretical advances in ritual and performance studies and placing them within the practicality of the pedagogical encounter between teacher and student. Bringing contemporary work in ritual studies into rapprochement with fieldwork in urban classrooms is meant to provide the reform-minded educator with a broad construction for unravelling and decoding obstacles faced by working-class students in acquiring an education"
McLaren, P. (1988). The liminal servant and the ritual roots of critical pedagogy. Language Arts, 65(2): 164-179.
National Council of Teachers of English
This article was originally published in Language Arts, volume 65, issue 2, in 1988.