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Jones, Stephanie – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2012
Drawing from a larger ethnographic study, this article engages post-structural theories of language and critical feminist theories of social class to examine two fourth-grade, White, working-poor girls' narratives about their urban neighbourhood in the United States. The author argues that young girls should be perceived as social theorists…
Descriptors: Working Class, Low Income Students, Females, Grade 4
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Skrlac Lo, Rachel – Theory Into Practice, 2019
This article proposes a reflective process to increase awareness of heteronormativity in student-teacher and student-student interactions. I used 3 theoretical lenses -- queer, feminist, and intersectional -- to identify and analyze how gender, sex, and sexuality norms influenced interactions in an after-school reading club. This research site was…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Peer Relationship, Interaction, Homosexuality
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Mendoza Aviña, Sylvia – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2016
In line with this special issue's examination of theories of teaching and learning that are neither determined by nor isolated from restrictive spaces of learning, this essay introduces a Chicana feminist "rasquache" pedagogy. A Chicana feminist "rasquache" pedagogy is rooted in the everyday experiences and material realities…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Experience, Social Experience, Hispanic American Students
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Smith, Daniel Scott; Wendt, Heike; Kasper, Daniel – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
To understand the relationship between social background and sex in schooling, we use Bourdieu's theory of social reproduction and a feminist perspective of gender as practice. We pose two questions: (1) What is the relationship between economic and cultural capital and achievement for 4th-grade females versus males studying in Germany? (2) Is the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Social Influences, Gender Differences
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Pittard, Elizabeth A. – Gender and Education, 2017
In this paper, I share data from a year-long study investigating the manifestations of neo-liberalism in the working lives of five women elementary school teachers in the United States. I discuss how gendered discourses of neo-liberalism construct what is understood as possible in the material-discursive production of the women's subjectivities…
Descriptors: Feminism, Neoliberalism, Elementary School Students, Females
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Spencer, Leland G. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2015
Herein, Leland Spencer provides a review of four book selections while reflecting on paradoxes regularly faced by feminist teachers (and scholars, activists, and thinkers). The books include: (1) Bradley, Harriet. "Gender." Cambridge: Polity, 2012. Print; (2) Murphy, Michael J., and Elizabeth N. Ribarsky, eds. "Activities for…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Gender Issues, Sexuality, Class Activities
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Farrell, Francis – Education & Training, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to critically investigate year 6 and year 9 boys' constructions of masculinity in the light of theories of inclusive masculinity and to consider the implications of the findings for critical masculinities scholarship in educational research. Design/methodology/approach: Qualitative data was collected through…
Descriptors: Males, Masculinity, Personal Narratives, Qualitative Research
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Gouin, Rachel – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2009
This article outlines, critiques, and revises Griff Foley's analytical framework for the study of informal learning in social action. This reformulation is prompted by the author's own research on young women's experiences and learning in social struggle, and by the need to take into account the interdependence of systems of domination underlying…
Descriptors: Feminism, Informal Education, Social Action, Social Justice
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Valentine, Kylie – Children & Society, 2011
Children are increasingly described as agents and agency is important to arguments for children's rights and participation. Yet agency is rarely defined or theorised in childhood studies. This article reviews common uses and meanings of agency and argues that critical, social conceptualisations have yet to be extensively taken up in childhood…
Descriptors: Feminism, Childrens Rights, Children, Participation
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Rifa-Valls, Montserrat – Gender and Education, 2009
In this article, the research findings of a deconstructive visual ethnography focused on the production of immigrant girls' identities will be analysed. This collaborative research project involved experimentation with a dialogic curriculum aimed at creating diverse identity narratives with immigrant girls at an urban primary school in Barcelona.…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Females, Identification, Elementary School Students
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Higgins, Ann; Deegan, James G. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2009
This case study describes a 20-year journey of educational transformation from 1985 to 2005 in a bellwether, or highly developed, instance of one school, family, and community partnership--the Kileely Community Project--situated in a large social housing project in Limerick City in the Midwestern region of the Republic of Ireland. The study is a…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Foreign Countries, Social Capital, Case Studies
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Archer, Louise; DeWitt, Jennifer; Osborne, Jonathan; Dillon, Justin; Willis, Beatrice; Wong, Billy – Science Education, 2012
There is international concern over persistent low rates of participation in postcompulsory science--especially the physical sciences--within which there is a notable underrepresentation of girls/women. This paper draws on data collected from a survey of more than 9,000 10/11-year-old pupils and 170 interviews (with 92 children and 78 parents)…
Descriptors: Females, Sexual Identity, Foreign Countries, Career Choice
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den Heyer, Kent – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2003
This article reports on a review of research into students' reasoning about social change and causes they attribute to selected historical events. In this review, I distinguish studies into social change and causality as two methodological approaches to historical understanding before relating findings into the ways that students reason about…
Descriptors: Historical Interpretation, Social Life, Citizenship, Citizenship Education