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Rasmussen, Mary Lou; Sanjakdar, Fida; Allen, Louisa; Quinlivan, Kathleen; Bromdal, Annette – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
Young people may face conflicting and confusing messages about what it means to respond well in relation to homophobia and transphobia. Consequently, we ask--What might it mean to respond well to homophobia and transphobia? This strategy, inspired by Anika Thiem and Judith Butler, is recognition of the ambivalent conditions which structure…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Ditchburn, Geraldine – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2015
The "Australian Curriculum: History" has emerged out of a neoliberal federal education policy landscape. This is a policy landscape where pragmatic and performative, rather than pedagogic concerns are clearly foregrounded, and this has implications for curriculum development and implementation. A useful way to conceptualise the features,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Curriculum, Educational Policy
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Loch, Sarah – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2015
This paper explores the storylines of four student ballet dancers who attend a specialist performing arts secondary school and who, in differing ways, envisage futures which "look straight at ballet". When decisions about schooling intermingle with long-held imaginings of futures in ballet, thought is provoked about ways the young…
Descriptors: Dance, Special Schools, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes