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Luke, Allan – Theory Into Practice, 2012
The term "critical literacy" refers to use of the technologies of print and other media of communication to analyze, critique, and transform the norms, rule systems, and practices governing the social fields of everyday life (A. Luke, 2004). Since Freire's (1970) educational projects in Brazil, approaches to critical literacy have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Literacy, Critical Theory, Critical Reading
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Wardman, Natasha; Gottschall, Kristina; Drew, Christopher; Hutchesson, Rachael; Saltmarsh, Sue – Gender and Education, 2013
This paper furthers a discussion about the ways in which idealised versions of gender permeate the aesthetic presentation and impression management strategies of elite private schools. Specifically, we consider how the written text, layout and images used in 12 Australian private girls school prospectuses function in constructing discourses of…
Descriptors: Females, Femininity, Single Sex Schools, Feminism
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Francis, Becky – Journal of Education Policy, 2006
The moral panic concerning "boys' underachievement" is well established in the UK and Australia, and is spreading to other countries. Feminists have articulated concerns that this debate has reflected a "poor boys'" discourse with negative permutations for girls' schooling; and there is much evidence to support this claim.…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Underachievement