Conceptualising teachers’ advocacy as comedic trickster behaviour: Implications for teacher education

@article{Rice2015ConceptualisingTA,
  title={Conceptualising teachers’ advocacy as comedic trickster behaviour: Implications for teacher education},
  author={Mary F. Rice and Brian Rice},
  journal={The European Journal of Humour Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={3},
  pages={9-23}
}
The conception of a comedic hero as a trickster functions as a useful trope for evaluating the attempts teachers make as advocates in schools. The specific elements of the trope that the authors find useful are (a) comedy as a space where the absurd mingles with the tragic; (b) resurrection or bringing forward from the dead as major plot device; and (c) the goal of societal integration. These elements of the comedic trickster trope are used to interpret three narratives of teacher advocacy in a… Expand
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