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Keddie, Amanda – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2015
This article explores the politically contentious issue of White working-class student under-achievement within one particular school--a large and culturally diverse comprehensive secondary school in the greater London area. The article examines the equity philosophies and identity politics articulated by staff in their understanding of and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Ethnicity, Working Class, Underachievement
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Keddie, Amanda – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2014
The focus in this article is on issues of social cohesion and citizenship as they relate to students' understandings of religion and religious identity. The article draws on data gathered from a study conducted at a highly diverse English comprehensive school and is set amid broader anxieties about religion, community disharmony and national…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Self Concept, Citizenship
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Keddie, Amanda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
This article focuses on the concerns expressed by three female Muslim educators who are support staff at an English comprehensive school. Consistent with the debates associated with multiculturalism, group rights and feminism, the article illuminates spaces of gender constraint and possibility within the discourses shaping these women's lives and…
Descriptors: Muslims, Females, Foreign Countries, Teacher Aides
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Keddie, Amanda; Williams, Nicole – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2012
This article presents data from a case study of a non-traditional secondary school for Indigenous girls located in a suburban area of Queensland (Australia). The focus is predominantly on the identity and practices of Nicole who is one of the school's teachers. Nicole's identity as an Indigenous woman and teacher and the school's approach to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Secondary Schools, Indigenous Populations
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Keddie, Amanda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
Referring to the experiences of three Muslim refugee girls recently settled in Australia, this paper examines issues of schooling and empowerment. The paper draws on teacher and student interview data from a study that investigated inclusive approaches to addressing issues of cultural diversity in a secondary state high school in Queensland. The…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Females, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries
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Keddie, Amanda – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2011
This paper presents the stories of three female Muslim educators actively engaged in empowering Muslim girls in their school/community liaison roles. The stories are drawn from a broader qualitative and predominantly interview-based research project that investigated issues of teaching and social justice in three English schools. Through lenses…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Muslims, Females, Student Empowerment
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Keddie, Amanda – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
This paper draws on interview data gathered from a broader study concerned with examining issues of social justice, cultural diversity and schooling. The focus is on five students in Years 5 and 6 who attend a primary school located on the edge of a class-privileged area in outer London. The children are all high achievers who are very invested in…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Neoliberalism, Self Concept, Interviews