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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