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Santos, Hugo; da Silva, Sofia Marques; Menezes, Isabel – Journal of Social Science Education, 2018
Purpose: This article explores different strands of educational discourse about sexual diversity in Portuguese schools, from the students' perspectives. Method: The methodological approach consisted in conducting focus groups discussions: 36 with 232 young students (H = 106, M = 126) in 12 public secondary schools. Findings: Students reveal a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Diversity
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McCullough, Susan – Gender and Education, 2017
This paper describes the practices employed by middle school girls in New York City to negotiate their postfeminist school environment and considers the contested notion of girls' agency. Based on an exploratory ethnographic study, the data reveal that girls--to varying degrees of success--enacted a range of practices to gain power over the…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students, Power Structure
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Naezer, Marijke; Rommes, Els; Jansen, Willy – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2017
Youth empowerment is the main goal of sex education according to Dutch Government and NGO policies. Academics from different disciplines have argued, however, that the ideal of empowerment through education is problematic, because of the unequal power relations implicated in educational practices. Building on one-and-a-half years of online and…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Student Empowerment, Foreign Countries, Sexuality
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Tan, Leonard – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the development of "21st Century Competencies" (21CC) through the secondary school band programme. The researcher used ethnographic research methods to document the lived musical experiences of students from a high performing secondary school band in Singapore, captured the voices of the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Secondary School Students, Music Activities, Foreign Countries
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Bahou, Lena – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2017
In conflict-affected societies, education is seen as a vital vehicle in promoting students' well-being and social cohesion. Little is known about students' learning experiences in conflict-affected countries in the Arab world where young people are facing violence, fragmentation and poverty. This paper draws on the perspectives of public school…
Descriptors: Conflict, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Educational Policy
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Jwan, Julius O.; Kisaka, Sella T. – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Principals in Kenyan schools are required to adopt democratic school leadership practises as part of the government policy. Adopting an interpretive case study, this paper set out to explore the application of democracy, ethics and social justice in secondary schools in Kenya. The study was in two phases. Phase one: twelve school principals were…
Descriptors: Democracy, Social Justice, Ethics, Foreign Countries
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French, Mei – Language and Education, 2016
In the context of increasing linguistic and cultural diversity in Australian schools, it is important to consider the value of students' multilingual resources for learning. This paper reports on an ethnographic case study conducted in an Australian metropolitan secondary school where the student body represented more than 40 cultures and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Multilingual Materials, Educational Policy
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Erixon, Per-Olof – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This article deals with how teachers and pupils in seventh to ninth grade in Sweden look upon and relate to the incorporation of new digital technology in mother tongue education (Swedish). The result shows that both the classification and framing of the subject is being challenged by new technology, but that the awareness of the impact seems to…
Descriptors: Swedish, Native Language Instruction, Classification, Teaching Methods
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Casey, M.; Mooney, A.; Smyth, J.; Payne, W. – Gender and Education, 2016
Drawing on interpretations of Foucault's techniques of power, we explored the discourses and power relations operative between groups of girls that appeared to influence their participation in Physical Education (PE) and outside of school in sport and physical activity (PA) in rural and regional communities. Interviews and focus groups were…
Descriptors: Females, Power Structure, Self Concept, Peer Relationship
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Gerdin, Göran – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2016
Gard [(2008). "When a Boy's Gotta Dance: New Masculinities, Old Pleasures." "Sport, Education and Society," 13(2), 181-193], Booth [(2009). "Politics and Pleasure: The Philosophy of Physical Education Revisited." "Quest," 61(2), 133-153] and Pringle [(2010). "Finding Pleasure in Physical Education: A…
Descriptors: Males, Games, Physical Education, Masculinity
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Woodson, Ashley N. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2015
Research in social studies education has raised significant practical and epistemological concerns with the history textbooks used in urban schools. While these concerns are well documented, we know less about their implications for Black students' understandings and applications of historical content. This qualitative, ethnographic study explored…
Descriptors: African American Students, Student Attitudes, History Instruction, Textbooks
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Horton, Paul; Kvist Lindholm, Sofia; Nguyen, Thu Hang – Research Papers in Education, 2015
Drawing on ethnographic research conducted at three lower secondary schools in the northern Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Haiphong, this article provides a contextually nuanced conceptualisation of Vietnamese school bullying. In doing so, the article not only addresses the lack of knowledge about Vietnamese school bullying, but also poses a…
Descriptors: Bullying, Ethnography, Secondary School Students, Victims of Crime
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White, C. J.; Gina, J. M.; Coetzee, I. E. M. – Educational Studies, 2015
This article is based on research conducted on the topic: "Safety and security in schools: The case of KwaZulu-Natal." For the research project a purposive sample consisting of secondary school learners, teachers, school governing body chairpersons and principals were selected from the rural and township schools used in this study to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Safety, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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D'warte, Jacqueline – English in Australia, 2015
This paper presents research conducted with teachers and students in one year 7 and one year 8 English classroom that worked to support in school English language learning by calling on the resources and repertoires of plurilingual students. In this work, students and teachers were engaged as linguistic ethnographers of their own language…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Secondary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning