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Mulcahy, Dianne – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
This paper examines the critical contribution that affects as "bodily" capacities to act, engage and connect can make to children's learning in museums and schools. Drawing chiefly on empirical material collected over the course of visits by school children to Museums Victoria, Australia, and bringing a sociomaterial sensibility to bear,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Museums, Instruction
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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
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Lilley, Rozanna – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2014
This article explores the different forms of professional guidance negotiated by mothers as they search for a primary school placement for their child diagnosed with autism. The intensely contested terrain of whether segregated or "regular" classrooms would be "better" for the child shapes the contours of both professional…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Elementary School Students, Autism, Mothers
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Wright, Jan; Burrows, Lisette; Rich, Emma – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2012
In this article, we want to focus on the impact of the new health imperatives on young children attending primary schools because the evidence from both our own and others work suggests that younger and younger children are talking in very negative and disturbing ways about themselves and their bodies. We see this in a context where in the name of…
Descriptors: Obesity, Global Approach, Health Education, Body Weight
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Welch, Rosie; McMahon, Samantha; Wright, Jan – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2012
In this study we interrogate the ways nutrition and health have become increasingly influential to children's everyday life practices and conceptualisations of food. We challenge the orthodoxy of meanings afforded to food that draw a distinct binary between "good"/"bad" or "healthy"/"unhealthy"; ideas widely…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Foreign Countries, Popular Culture, Nutrition
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Zeegers, Margaret – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2011
This paper deals with a project establishing an Indigenous Australian artists-in-residence program at a regional Australian primary school to foreground its Black History. Primary school students worked with Indigenous Australian story tellers, artists, dancers and musicians to explore ways in which they could examine print and non-print texts for…
Descriptors: Musicians, Blacks, History, Foreign Countries
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Honan, Eileen – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2010
Many accounts explaining teachers' lack of engagement with new technologies in their classrooms engage with discourses that blame their lack of time, expertise, or enthusiasm. In this paper I offer an alternative reading that provides a more agentic explanation. A rhizotextual analysis is undertaken that reveals the connections between teachers'…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Discourse Analysis, Computer Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Reid, Alan – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2005
In many countries, neo-liberal education policy has embraced the concept of a regulated education market. In Australia, for example, the federal government is seeking to create one education market by pursuing policies that blur the distinction between public and private education. There is a growing body of research examining the operation and…
Descriptors: Private Education, Foreign Countries, Federal Government, Educational Policy
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Watkins, Megan – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2005
While education involves much more than a set of habits, their formation is integral to learning. Within many Western countries, however, habit formation is no longer considered a pedagogic goal. Students may still acquire certain habits of learning as a function of schooling, but the process whereby teachers utilize a form of instruction designed…
Descriptors: Habit Formation, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Educational Objectives
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Johnson, Evelyn – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2005
In this article I discuss how observed discourses of resistance indicate the exclusion of the standpoint of primary school practitioners from feminist theorization, as well as the exclusion of feminist perspectives from primary school practice. I do so from a feminist position which sees the modernist policy framework of the gender-inclusive…
Descriptors: Feminism, Foreign Countries, Gender Bias, Social Justice