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Robert Hamm

Negotiating Legitimacy Rituals and Reflection in School

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In the course of Robert’s research, he noticed that there is little coherence in the international debate on rituals in education. In the book, he provides a comprehensive overview about the instruments that are suggested for ritual analysis of education from an English and German background.

Robert’s book is a comprehensive overview on theory of rituals in school. He compares the ritualised practices of mainstream schools and free alternative schools.

When he is not researching and writing, Robert spends his time on a vast range of hobbies and activities such as; gardening, woodwork, web-maintenance, playing the cello, jogging, playing handball, designing newsletters and organising public talks.

For more information about Robert, his research and to buy a copy of his book, please visit his website at www.schoolandritual.com

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