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ERIC Number: EJ822854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1466-4208
"Trajectories of Agency" and Discursive Identities in Education: A Critical Site in Feminist Language Planning
Winter, Jo; Pauwels, Anne
Current Issues in Language Planning, v7 n2-3 p171-188 May 2006
Viewing education as a complex site for endorsing and contesting knowledges and practices we explore its critical roles in feminist language planning. Many types of language planning have relied heavily on education for the implementation and spread of the particular reform agenda largely reliant on discourses of compulsory obligation (e.g. spelling reforms). The scenario of feminist language planning reveals that education is not a mere external agent of implementation but central to the raising of awareness or provoking an "Initiating Trajectory" (Winter & Pauwels, 2003). However, the implementation of gender-inclusive practices ("Trajectories of Practices") in education highlights contexts of conflict (and confusion) about grammatical prescriptions and social reform (Pauwels & Winter, 2006). In this paper we probe the adoption, problematisation and invigoration of "Agency Trajectories" in (language) educators' narratives and classroom practices. Our investigation includes educators operating in diverse English-language communities (e.g. Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong). (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Hong Kong; Singapore