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Dooley, Karen; Liu, Liwei Livia; Yin, Yue Melody – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2020
This article reports a study of the supply of private supplementary tuition in literacy for primary school students. The data set consisted of websites and advertisements of 46 suppliers active in an area of suburban Australia with a substantial population of migrants from East Asia. To conceptualise the supply of private tuition as edu-business,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Education, Tutoring, Supplementary Education
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Gross, Zehavit – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2020
The objective of this research was to analyse poetry written by Israeli high-school students during or after visiting Poland within the framework of Holocaust education. I describe first the stages of shaping the discourse of Holocaust memory in Israel, and of Holocaust education; the Holocaust's place in the world of young Israelis; and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Poetry, Trauma
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Doerr, Neriko Musha – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2020
In this article, I analyze implications of recent calls to increase minority students' participation in study abroad. I argue, although these calls aim for inclusivity, they frame study abroad as the only way of fostering 'global competence' and imply that minority students lack it. I also highlight the oft-erased global competence nurtured in…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Immigrants, Study Abroad, Student Participation
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Simonsson, Angelica – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2020
In the present article, the interlinking between language and sexuality in a secondary language classroom is explored. The aim of the article is to examine use of performances of sexuality in conversation practices in an English classroom in a Swedish secondary school. The data production method is classroom observations, and the examples analysed…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Grade 8, Sexuality, Interpersonal Communication
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Merry, Michael S. – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2020
In this essay I question the liberal faith in the efficacy and morality of citizenship education (CE) as it has been traditionally (and is still) practiced in most public state schools. In challenging institutionalized faith in CE, I also challenge liberal understandings of what it means to be a citizen, and how the social and political world of…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Theories, Political Attitudes, Social Theories
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Read, Barbara; Burke, Penny Jane; Crozier, Gill – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2020
Whilst most social and educational research on friendship focuses on children at school, it remains a crucially important factor for students in higher education -- and can play a key role in the maintenance, exacerbation or subversion of dominant forms of social inequalities. This paper explores the complexities of such dynamics in relation to…
Descriptors: Friendship, Social Life, Campuses, Foreign Countries
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Arce-Trigatti, Andrea; Anderson, Ashlee – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2020
With this paper we present findings from a cultural studies project that aims to illuminate and define the various, sometimes overlapping, conceptions of diversity in public educational discourses. We do so via a critical discourse analysis of select political texts: namely speeches by former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan that reference…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Public Education, Speeches, Public Officials
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Burnett, Cathy; Merchant, Guy – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2020
Research in New Literacy Studies has demonstrated how literacy consists of multiple socially and culturally situated practices illuminated through a focus on literacy events. Recently, this sociocultural perspective has been complemented by relational thinking that views literacy as an ongoing reassembling of the human and more-than-human. This…
Descriptors: Literacy, Research, Heuristics, Research Methodology
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Lefstein, Adam; Pollak, Itay; Segal, Aliza – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2020
Encouraging and developing voice in the classroom is a key aim of dialogic pedagogy, but teachers' elicitation of student voices is not always experienced as empowering. This case study investigates a sixth grade literacy lesson discussion about responding to peer group social ostracism. The teacher pressed students to adopt and articulate a…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Grade 6, Literacy Education, Student Attitudes
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Dadvand, Babak; Cuervo, Hernan – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2020
With growing policy pressures on schools to produce outcomes, there are concerns about the loss of caring relationships from education. In this article, we argue that rather than eliminating all forms of care, neoliberal reform agendas have co-opted the practices of care by encouraging an ethic of care that serves instrumental agendas of student…
Descriptors: Caring, Interpersonal Relationship, Educational Change, Neoliberalism
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Yung, Kevin Wai Ho; Yuan, Rui – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2020
Private tutoring has become a widespread phenomenon worldwide, partly due to the global trend of marketisation and commodification of education. Informed by a discursive view of identity and through multimodal discourse analysis, this study aims to unveil part of the shadow education discourse by investigating the identities of 41 English language…
Descriptors: Tutors, Private Education, Tutoring, Professional Identity
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McKnight, Lucinda; Whitburn, Ben – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2020
The publication of John Hattie's "Visible Learning: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement" in 2009 has led to the widespread adoption of the Visible Learning program around the world. Critique of this program has been less widespread, especially in English, and has tended to centre on the mechanisms of…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Neoliberalism, Professionalism, Politics of Education
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Weldemariam, Kassahun – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2020
Engaging young children in sustainability challenges poses a pedagogical dilemma to the field of early childhood education. Using species extinction as an exemplary sustainability challenge, this study explores the pedagogical possibilities to engage young children with the potentially cataclysmic death of the bee. The study is framed within a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Affective Behavior, Sustainable Development, Young Children
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Engel, Laura C.; Rutkowski, David – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2020
Much attention has been given to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and its effects in different education systems, including the United States. This paper begins to address a major gap in this literature by focusing on the costs of participation in PISA. The…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Mayes, Eve – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2020
While 'student voice' is advocated as a means for school reform, studies of its enactment have noted how student voice can become a technology of governance. This article works with the perplexities of a four-year funded period of reform at one secondary school, where a 'student voice' initiative and a Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Change, Positive Behavior Supports
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