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Sellar, Sam; Savage, Glenn C.; Gorur, Radhika – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2014
This paper engages with Morsy, Gulson and Clarke's response to the recent special issue of "Discourse" (Vol. 34, No. 2) that examined evolutions of markets and equity in education. We welcome Morsy, Gulson and Clarke's supplementation of the special issue with the genealogical analysis they provide of private school funding in Australia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Equal Education
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Sellar, Sam – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2012
This paper examines the relationships between hesitation, friendship and pedagogy. It develops three main arguments: (a) first, that feelings of hesitation can unsettle our self-assurance in what we know, activating new problematics; (b) second, that this unsettling may become pedagogical under certain conditions; and (c) third, that friendship…
Descriptors: Creativity, Friendship, Secondary School Teachers, Self Esteem
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Zipin, Lew; Sellar, Sam; Hattam, Robert – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2012
This article discusses how the "funds of knowledge" approach (FoK) offers a socially just alternative to the logics of capital, by drawing on knowledge assets from students' family and community lifeworlds to build engaging and rigorous learning, supporting school-community interactions that build capacities. We explain how we applied…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Capital, Social Capital, Human Capital
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Sellar, Sam – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2009
In our current moment there is a resurgence of interest in pedagogy as an object of research and policy. In this context the Redesigning Pedagogies in the North (RPiN) project sought to improve educational outcomes for students from low-socioeconomic status communities by researching teachers' efforts to develop more connected pedagogies. However,…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Educational Change, Teaching Methods