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Wei, Wei – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2022
There has been a global convergence of policies attempting to standardize the practices and competencies of school leaders. This policy convergence highlights a similar set of leadership practices that are expected for effective school leaders, and contributes to the constitution of a global dominant discourse on school leadership. This study is a…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Power Structure, Politics of Education, Educational Practices
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Véliz, Soledad; García-González, Macarena – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2022
Reading mediation is a concept used in Latin America and Spain, referring to the nurturing role played by adults in forging relationships between children and books. In this article, we conceptualize reading mediation as a 'technology of affect'. We propose 'mediation-as-usual', a normative becoming of this technology, tasked with producing…
Descriptors: Reading, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Picture Books
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Mannion, Greg; Sowerby, Matthew; I'Anson, John – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2022
There has been a long-standing call for the participation of young people in decision making in school. However, research to date has mostly focused on pupil councils and is rarely conducted in areas of socio-economic deprivation -- the contexts for this study. In national examinations, the schools chosen had higher than average attainments given…
Descriptors: Heuristics, Childrens Rights, Decision Making, Disadvantaged
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Argent, Garry; Brown, Seth; Kelly, Peter – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2022
This paper contributes to debates that shaped a special issue of "Discourse" in 2017 by taking the debate about "responsibilisation" in education into the realm of Foundations Skills in Australia. The difficulties that many Australian adults experience with low levels of language, literacy and numeracy skills (Foundation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Basic Education, Educational Policy, Commercialization
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Xiong, Tao; Li, Qiuna; Hu, Guangwei – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2022
The global spread of private tutoring of English (PTE) has become a driving force of the global marketisation of English. Drawing on critical discourse analysis, this study explores how tutors in the PTE sector, an under-researched group of teachers, construct their professional identities in the market-oriented educational, institutional, and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Tutoring, Private Education
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Parra-Perez, Lizeth Guadalupe; Gloeckner, Gene W.; Valdés-Cuervo, Angel Alberto; Addo, Reuben; Harindranathan, Priya – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2022
Educational researchers need to pay more attention to understanding the perspectives of implementers as a means to preventing future implementation failures. In an attempt to elucidate the reasons for resistance to the implementation of the 2013 education reform in Mexico, qualitative methods were used to explore the lived experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Resistance to Change, Teacher Attitudes
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Burgess, Catherine; Bishop, Michelle; Lowe, Kevin – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2022
Little research exists about Indigenous-led teacher professional learning to improve skills in developing culturally responsive practices in schooling. This paper addresses a noticeable gap in the literature, that of Indigenous people mentoring non-Indigenous teachers to develop culturally responsive pedagogies. In the Australian context, the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Cultural Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Foreign Countries
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Ostrowicka, Helena – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2022
The article presents results of research into the media debate on education in the context of higher education reform in Poland. The body of press materials comprised 884 texts. The theoretical basis included critical and post-Foucauldian discourse analysis. The study revealed five themes: (1) mechanisms of economic thematization; (2) expanding…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis
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Ord, Jon – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2022
This paper critically evaluates the concept of innovation, in the context of the funding of youth work within Erasmus+ Key Acton 2, but the findings are applicable to other settings which emphasise innovation. The paper argues that, first, innovation is problematic because it lacks a definition. Second, innovation is founded on a neoliberal…
Descriptors: Innovation, Neoliberalism, Business, Models
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Martschenko, Daphne – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2022
Borders are constructs that shape our understandings of our societies, communities, and the world. Geospatial borders draw distinctions between neighborhoods and schools that are deemed 'worthy' and 'unworthy' of economic, social, and political investment. This paper employs the theoretical framework of 'discriminate biopower' to argue that…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Power Structure, Race, Racial Differences
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Teague, Laura – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2022
Drawing upon Judith Butler's conceptualisation of performativity and subjectification, this article explores the effects of different kinds of counter political action to disrupt exclusionary school practices that further marginalise children who are, often already, on the edges of school life. Firstly, tracing the impossibilities sometimes…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Play, Behavior Problems, Neoliberalism
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Wilson, Annabel; Reay, Diane; Morrin, Kirsty; Abrahams, Jessie – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2021
This paper examines the relationship of working-class feminist academics to the Academy. Our paper interrogates tensions between resistance and submission from the perspective of four educationally successful working-class women who have become academics. The paper starts with an overview of the state of the Academy at the beginning of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Working Class, Feminism, College Faculty
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Jones, Lisa; Maguire, Meg – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2021
As working-class female academics, this paper examines the constructions of our identities focusing on both what unites and differentiates us as working-class women. We focus on the structuring forces in our lives such as our class, our whiteness and our gender, but we also discuss how our experiences have been shaped by space and place as a…
Descriptors: Working Class, Females, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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Muñoz-García, Ana Luisa – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2021
This article focuses on the ways in which international students from Chile narrate their experiences in the US, and the extent to which mobility across national borders reshapes social class understandings and privilege. To complete this study, I conducted 13 in-depth interviews and a focus group with five Chilean graduate international students…
Descriptors: Social Class, International Education, Educational Sociology, Foreign Countries
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Roulston, Stephen; Hansson, Ulf – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2021
There is considerable literature concerning the impact of education in divided societies. Some seek to defend separate schools, often for different faith groups, while others stress the benefits of school integration on social cohesiveness. Contact theory has been employed in efforts in many countries to address social discord. Northern Ireland is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Problems, Educational Practices, Social Integration
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