CEHV Steering Committee's Winston Thompson Interviewed on Pedagogies of Punishment Podcast

October 17, 2020

CEHV Steering Committee's Winston Thompson Interviewed on Pedagogies of Punishment Podcast

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CEHV Steering Committee member Winston Thompson (Associate Professor of Educational Studies, College of Education and Human Ecology) has discussed some of his recent work in two episodes of the Pedagogies of Punishment Project podcast.

Thompson published two articles on school punishment in a recent volume of Theory and Research in Education: "Legitimate Concerns: On Complications of Identity in School Punishment" (with Abigail J. Beneke and Garry S. Mitchell) and "Paternalistic Aims and (Mis)Attributions of Agency: What the Over-punishment of Black Girls in US Classrooms Teaches Us About Just School Discipline" (with Lily Lamboy and Ashley Taylor). Thompson and Beneke were featured on the podcast to discuss the former paper, in which they lay out three criteria that can guide reflections on the legitimacy of punishments in schools -- the authority to punish, the moral standing to condemn, and the educative license to punish -- and consider how identity can affect how punishments are perceived and how "descriptive representation" can redress some perceived illegitimacy of punishment. Thompson's coauthors Lamboy and Taylor discuss the latter paper in another issue of the podcast.

Thompson is a co-PI (with John Tillson of Liverpool Hope University) of the Pedagogies of Punishment project, which brings together scholars from North America and the UK to discuss issues surrounding discipline and punishment in schools.