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Weis, Lois; Fine, Michelle – Harvard Educational Review, 2012
In this article, Lois Weis and Michelle Fine introduce critical bifocality as a way to render visible the relations between groups to structures of power, to social policies, to history, and to large sociopolitical formations. In this collaboration, the authors draw upon ethnographic examples highlighting the macro-level structural dynamics…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Global Approach, Teacher Attitudes, Ethnography
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Rasmussen, Mary Louise – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2012
Pleasure and desire have been important components of researchers' vision for sexuality education for over 20 years, a trend inspired by Michelle Fine's seminal paper, "Sexuality, Schooling, and Adolescent Females: The Missing Discourse of Desire." This essay considers how discourses related to pleasure and desire have been taken up in the USA and…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Researchers, Educational Trends
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Lamb, Sharon; Lustig, Kara; Graling, Kelly – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2013
Since Michelle Fine's writing on the missing discourse of desire in sex education, there has been considerable prompting among sexuality educators and feminist scholars to incorporate talk of pleasure into sex education curricula. While the calls for inclusion continue, few have actually examined the curricula for a pleasure discourse or…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Curriculum, Intimacy, Sexuality
Entin, Joseph, Ed.; Rosen, Robert C., Ed.; Vogt, Leonard, Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2008
"Controversies in the Classroom" features the most important and exciting writing from the past 15 years of "Radical Teacher" magazine. This is a must-read for all teachers who are committed to creative pedagogy and social justice. Contributors include: Bernadette Anand, Nancy Barnes, Lilia I. Bartolome, Bill Bigelow, Lawrence Blum, Marjorie Feld,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Creative Teaching, Periodicals, Teaching Methods
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Fine, Michelle; McClelland, Sara – Harvard Educational Review, 2006
Nearly twenty years after the publication of Michelle Fine's essay "Sexuality, Schooling, and Adolescent Females: The Missing Discourse of Desire," the question of how sexuality education influences the development and health of adolescents remains just as relevant as it was in 1988. In this article, Michelle Fine and Sara McClelland examine the…
Descriptors: Females, Curriculum Development, Young Adults, Sexuality
Fine, Michelle; Weis, Lois – 2003
This collection of papers examines the crisis in public education, focusing on poor and minority children. There are seven chapters in two parts. After "Introduction: Silenced Voices and Extraordinary Conversations" (Michelle Fine and Lois Weis), Part 1, "Scenes of Silencing," includes: (1) "Silencing and Nurturing Voice…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Black Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Diversity (Student)
Watanabe, Maika – Teachers College Press, 2011
While researchers have documented the promise of detracking reform, many teachers still find it difficult to teach students with a wide range of academic skills in one classroom. Through engaging classroom footage and powerful interviews with teachers, students, and administrators, this 80-minute DVD showcases best practices from successful…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science
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Wagle, Tina; Cantaffa, David T. – Qualitative Inquiry, 2008
Through the work of Michelle Fine and others, researchers are encouraged to examine the processes of qualitative research in a manner that attends to the lived experiences of those who participate in a given research project. The authors explore identity relations in qualitative research, specifically asking how their research projects are…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Researchers, Self Concept
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Connell, Erin – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2005
Danger and pleasure are terms commonly employed to describe women's sexual experiences, including those of young women. This paper explores how young women's sexual danger and pleasure are represented and characterized in official discourses, specifically those of school-based sexuality education. Drawing on Michelle Fine's four major discourses…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Sexuality
Hantzopoulos, Maria, Ed.; Tyner-Mullings, Alia R., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
Critical Small Schools: Beyond Privatization in New York City Urban Educational Reform features the most current empirical research about the successes and challenges of the small schools movement and the implications of such for urban public educational policy. Situated in a climate of hierarchical reform, many of the principles of the original…
Descriptors: Caring, Achievement Gap, Social Justice, Small Schools
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Fine, Michelle – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2016
This article invites a conversation about how critical participatory research transforms the production of knowledge, enables a complex chronicling of counter stories, and nurtures the contestation of dominant narratives with the very people who have been misrepresented as Others. Through a series of research stories fomented in prison,…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Neoliberalism, Educational Research, Participatory Research
Bloom, Janice – Association for the Study of Higher Education, 2008
This critical essay is based on ethnographic research that followed thirteen students (from different social classes and racial background) through the college application process during their senior year of high school (Bloom, 2007). The study's purpose was to understand the accumulation and use of social and cultural capital by critically…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Higher Education, Race, Middle Class
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Logue, Jennifer – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2006
Implicated in contributing to the problems youth today face in trying to claim an education, an informed active participation in the social order, dominant discourses of desire in education foreclose formal, critical analysis of social structures that construct, police, entreat, and deny desire. Looking at the ways in which desire is encoded in…
Descriptors: Social Structure, Discourse Analysis, Sex Education, Curriculum
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Fine, Michelle – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2013
Information about the MIT Media Lab PLATFORM, a Summit of Innovators, is presented. This Summit was comprised of engineers, computer scientists, coders, activists, designers, and technology wizards, a gathering of people of color who have been remarkably successful, provocative, and creative against the odds. The event enabled the author and other…
Descriptors: Educational History, Activism, Minority Groups, Equal Education
Apple, Michael W., Ed.; Au, Wayne, Ed.; Gandin, Luis Armando, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
"The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Education" is the first authoritative reference work to provide an international analysis of the relationship between power, knowledge, education, and schooling. Rather than focusing solely on questions of how we teach efficiently and effectively, contributors to this volume push further…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, International Education, Political Attitudes, Economic Development
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