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DePalma, Renée – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
From 2006 to 2008 UK-based primary school teachers in the "No Outsiders" project explored possibilities for addressing sexualities equality in their classrooms. What all teachers had in common was a resource pack that included 27 children's books exploring themes of gender and sexuality diversity either directly or indirectly (i.e. by…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Childrens Literature, Gender Differences, Sexuality
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Teague, Laura – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2015
This paper takes up Judith Butler's calls to suspend the desire to completely know the other, and discusses these in relation to the pedagogic relationship in the classroom. It draws upon existing accounts of performative reinscription as a politics to disrupt exclusionary schooling practices and discusses these alongside Butler's theories of…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Elementary School Students, Ethics, Educational Practices
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De Pian, Laura – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2012
This paper examines the multiple ways in which health policy relating to obesity, diet and exercise is recontextualised and mediated by teachers and pupils in the context of social class in the UK. Drawing on a case study of a middle-class primary school in central England, the paper documents the complexity of the policy process, its uncertainty,…
Descriptors: Public Health, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, Social Class
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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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Priyadharshini, Esther – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2011
The paper is based on a research project that sought to understand schools' behaviour management strategies from the perspective of students who had the most experience of them. It focuses on the contrasting ways in which teacher and student subjectivities are framed and positioned within the discourse. It considers how student accounts were…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification, Personal Narratives
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Renold, Emma; Allan, Alexandra – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2006
This paper refocuses attention on and problematizes girls' experiences of school achievement and the construction of schoolgirl femininities. In particular, it centres on the relatively neglected experiences and identity work of high achieving primary school girls. Drawing upon ethnographic data (observations, interviews, and pupil diaries) from a…
Descriptors: Females, Academic Achievement, Ethnography, Diaries