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Hannaford, Jeanette – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
This paper discusses the use of Burnett, Merchant, Pahl and Rowsell's (im)materiality literacy analysis framework to explore online and offline literacies in the lives of globally mobile children. The voices of these children have been little explored in New Literacies research. Globally mobile 'third culture' children who attend International…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, International Schools, Student Characteristics, Student Mobility
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Mayeza, Emmanuel – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
South African research on young children's constructions of social identities illuminates the significance of play in the construction of gender identities. However, what remains largely understudied are the children's construction of sexualities through play. The dominant discourse of "childhood innocence" obscures the variegated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Self Concept, Sexual Identity
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Lester, Jessica Nina; Gabriel, Rachael – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
In this paper, we report findings from a discourse analysis study of reading instruction in eight primary/elementary school classrooms in the United States. Drawing upon discursive psychology, we specifically examined 96 hours of reading comprehension instruction, with a focus on how teachers talked about the body during the instruction and noted…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Nonverbal Communication, Self Concept, Self Control
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Madden, Brooke – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
The author traces how discourse functions in the context of a school-based, urban Aboriginal education initiative, with a focus on the construction and organization of teaching subjects. Critical discourse analysis that traces spectres reveals some of the ways that whiteness and Eurocentrism create the possibilities for, and the conditions in…
Descriptors: Whites, Discourse Analysis, Indigenous Populations, Professional Identity
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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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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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Schieble, Melissa – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2012
This article presents a thread of discussion posted to a web-based forum in the context of a children's literature course in one teacher education program in the USA. Participants in the virtual discussion include three preservice elementary teachers and the course instructor (author) on the subject of bringing lesbian, gay, bisexual and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators, Methods Courses
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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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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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Merchant, Guy – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2005
We inhabit a social world in which identity is complex, no longer closely tied to place or territory, delineated by nationhood, nor simply created, as psychology suggests, through acts of identification. Instead, it is argued, identity is produced through action and performance. Popular digital culture provides a rich context for identity play and…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology, Self Concept, Children