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Page, Sarah-Jane; Yip, Andrew Kam-Tuck – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2012
Schooling can be a pivotal time in young people's formative experience when identities are negotiated and forged. However, contradictory dominant cultures can operate within the school context, making it very challenging for individuals to negotiate their religious and sexual identities within a sexualised and heteronormative space. This essay…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Academic Achievement
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Wood, Heather – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
In this essay I explore the constraints and opportunities confronting me as a newly qualified teacher and how these affect my pedagogy. I have reflected on my own development from beginning to newly qualified teacher and considered how such forces have shaped my identity as a teacher, my values and my approach to the job. As part of my exploration…
Descriptors: English Teachers, English Instruction, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes
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Osborn, Marilyn; Mcness, Elizabeth; Pollard, Andrew – Educational Review, 2006
This paper argues that transitions, such as the transfer from primary to secondary school, are particularly significant with regard to exploring changes in identity and construction of self. A particular identity (seen as the way the self is represented and understood by an individual and by others) may be viable in one setting and not in another.…
Descriptors: Emotional Problems, Student Adjustment, Transfer Students, Self Concept
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Coupland, Justine; Coupland, Nikolas – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1994
Considers traditional approaches to identity across life span, then presents discursive perspective showing how, during interaction, individuals actively construct age-salient identities for themselves and others through talk. Conversational processes of age-identity management are explored in corpus of geriatric medical outpatient consultations.…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Age Differences, Foreign Countries, Geriatrics
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Clark, Daniel – American Educational History Journal, 2010
Historians of American education readily acknowledge that in the mid-19th century the German university and academic ideal rose in prominence among American academicians, who then worked diligently to replicate the German university model in the United States. During this same time, however, many more Americans were exposed to a different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Mass Media Role, Success
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Venuti, Lawrence – Current Issues in Language and Society, 1994
Discusses a project focusing on the misunderstanding and suspicion that greet the practice of translation, especially in the United States and the United Kingdom. This project suggests that translation is viewed with suspicion partly because it produces far-reaching social effects, including the formation of cultural identities. (four references)…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication, Language Attitudes
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Taylor, Anna-Marie – Research in Drama Education, 2000
Contends that experimental drama interrogates the schism between the actor's real self and her/his playing of a stage role. Explores connections between experimental theatre practice and progressive educational work, through examples of drama and performance work in two Welsh adult education contexts. Discusses some of the pedagogical and wider…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Autobiographies, Cultural Context, Drama
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Kennedy, Natacha – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2008
The author argues that the interests of transgendered children are being ignored by the Department for Children, Schools and Families and that the publication of guidance on homophobic bullying only serves to highlight deficiencies in the way these children are excluded within the education system. (Contains 4 figures and 11 notes.)
Descriptors: Bullying, Homosexuality, Social Bias, Violence