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Martino, Wayne; Cumming-Potvin, Wendy – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
This paper is based on research that is concerned to provide insight into the pedagogical potential for interrupting heteronormativity and addressing the politics of gender expression/embodiment in the elementary school classroom. It is informed by an engagement with queer and trans theoretical literature that raises questions about restrictive…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Gender Issues, Sexuality
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Hermann-Wilmarth, Jill M.; Ryan, Caitlin L. – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
In this paper, we consider the limited chapter book options with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) characters available for upper elementary readers. While these texts all include one or more LGBT character(s), the overall representations of LGBT people and issues highlight particular normative identities and silence others. We are…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary School Students, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Bundy, Jessica – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2012
Shifts are occurring in discourses regarding childcare, creating changes in the development of early childhood education programmes. Childcare, as an important "investment" for the future success of nation-states, is a discourse recently developed across a variety of political arenas, both globally and in local governing bodies and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Program Development
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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