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Siegel, Linda S.; Smythe, Ian S. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2005
This commentary reviews some of the issues involved in the definition of reading disability and demonstrates how definitions can influence the conclusions reached by a review. In particular, the discrepancy definition of reading disability is shown to be logically flawed. Data from a large unbiased sample show that there are no significant…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Gender Issues, Reading Difficulties
Laster, Carol – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2004
Educators have not been teaching to the learning style of boys, nor have they kept up with recent findings in brain research on the developmental differences between boys and girls. With all the education reform efforts about, with new accountability standards so high, school districts nationwide struggle to balance budgets and increase student…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Student Motivation, Cognitive Style, Single Sex Classes
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Moody, JoAnn – Academe, 2004
Good departmental practices can help women and minority faculty thrive and make the greatest possible contribution to the academic enterprise. Several recent books have explored what is wrong with the current way of doing business. In this article, the author outlines steps to bring U.S. minority and European American women faculty--at both the…
Descriptors: Ideology, Females, College Faculty, African Americans
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Creese, Angela; Leonard, Diana; Daniels, Harry; Hey, Valerie – Language and Education, 2004
This paper is concerned with the intersection of discourse, pedagogy and gender identification in primary school classrooms. More specifically, it uses illustrative findings from a larger study to examine boys' and girls' discourses in learning and friendship groups in the classrooms of two demographically similar but pedagogically different…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Sexual Identity, Teaching Methods, Gender Differences
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Taylor, Donna Lester – Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 2004
This article provides a summary of current research regarding literacy issues that boys face and offers practices and strategies that might help bridge the literacy gap for boys. The article began as a result of the author's son's struggles with literacy. By sharing Gabe's story, this teacher and researcher examines the issues he and other boys…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Gender Issues, Males, Literacy Education
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Vitanova, Gergana – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2004
Drawing on the narratives of four East European couples, this article offers a discourse-centered analysis of their gendered experiences in the second language (L2). The analysis of the data integrates critical feminist perspectives with a Bakhtinian lens to language and the self. Espousing Bakhtin's concepts of dialogue, answerability, and…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Filax, Gloria – Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education, 2004
In articulating global and local forms of sexuality and its impact on how people conceptualise conceptualised LGBT issues in education, the author explores three timely texts: (1) Dennis Altman's "Global Sex" (2000); (2) Vanessa Baird's "The No-Nonsense Guide to Sexual Diversity" (2001); and (3) an edited volume by Evelyn Blackwood and Saskia…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Anthropology, Homosexuality, Values
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Smidt, Sandra – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2004
Much has been written about literacy and popular culture but less about the role, if any, of popular culture in children's play. In view of the fact that play is recognized by many as a primary mode of learning, particularly in the early years, and also as an essential process in the representation of ideas and feelings, this is something that…
Descriptors: Play, Popular Culture, Young Children, Cultural Influences
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Hardy, Simon – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2004
Over the last 30 years academic discussion of pornography has been largely confined to questions about its social and psychological effects. The debate has been caste in black and white terms; partly because the stakes were political, as in the debate over porn amongst feminists, and partly because social scientists have sought to produce a hard,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Pornography, Sexuality, Identification (Psychology)
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Sinclair, Amanda – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2004
Ideas about leadership in education, as in other areas of professional practice, increasingly borrow from management and business thinking. In this article I provide a commentary and critique of contemporary leadership in the form of a narrative of my own experience as an educator in a business school. My experience as a woman teacher of largely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Females, Business Administration Education
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Eaude, Tony – International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 2004
Difficulties are outlined in how to consider whether boys and girls have distinctive approaches and needs in relation to spiritual development, especially the lack of any agreed definition of spiritual development and the nature of the research literature relating to gender. I explore this without presupposing, or excluding, any particular…
Descriptors: Females, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Males
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Dankmeijer, Peter – Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education, 2004
In this reflection on a personal history and growth of a gay teacher, there is clear line in the episodes ranging from closeted teacher to educational activist. As written from the perspective of the teacher itself, Gregory focuses mainly on his integrity, which makes it essentially a personal narrative, although the writer takes some steps back…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Teachers, Personal Narratives, Sexual Identity
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Perlman, Daniel – Canadian Journal on Aging, 2004
This article provides a commentary on a set of five other articles reporting European and Canadian studies of loneliness among seniors. It places those works involving Canadian, Dutch, Finnish, and Welsh samples in the larger context of research on loneliness; offers reflections on the methods and findings reported in the articles; and addresses…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Social Isolation, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Frederickson, Mary – History Teacher, 2004
Many historians agree that the United States survey has been in critical need of a new paradigm for some time, a paradigm in which chronology does not dominate and students can learn about multiple viewpoints and competing historical narratives, one in which gender and multiculturalism are expanded beyond male/female, beyond black/white/ brown.…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Textbooks, Social Change, Internet
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Albisetti, James C. – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
The title of this essay, comes from the Sherlock Holmes mystery entitled "Silver Blaze," which refers the "curious incident" as to the absence of an expected reaction. In this article, the author discusses an essay that will examine such an absent reaction, or at least a muted one: the limited impact of early intelligence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coeducation, Secondary Education, Educational Practices
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