Troubling school toilets: resisting discourses of ‘development’ through a critical disability studies and critical psychology lens
Author/s: Jen Slater, Charlotte Jones, Lisa Procter
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Publication date: 2019
This paper, in Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, interrogates how school toilets and ‘school readiness’ are used to assess children against developmental milestones. Such developmental norms both inform school toilet design and practice, and perpetuate normative discourses of childhood as middle-class, white, ‘able’, heteronormative, cissexist and inferior to adulthood.