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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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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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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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Abraham, Stephanie – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2015
In this paper, I use critical discourse analysis to analyze a student's narrative about the arrest, incarceration, and deportation of her mother to Mexico. The student, Gisela, was a fifth grader in my classroom during the 2008/2009 school year, and I encouraged the students to collect family stories from their relatives. Gisela created this…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Immigrants, Mothers, Foreign Countries
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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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Bragg, Sara – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2007
"Student voice" is now taking a more central role in educational policy, guidance and thinking. As it does so, however, it becomes less clear how to interpret it: it can perhaps no longer be seen as a radical gesture that will necessarily challenge educational hierarchies. Drawing on qualitative research into one student participation project,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Educational Policy
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Cross, Beth – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2005
This article takes a detailed look at how a group of 10-year-old boys mutually construct an evolving multilinear scenario whilst playing a storytelling game in class, borrowing from a number of genres and forms of engagement in ICT-mediated popular culture to perform for each other in patterns which defy linear description or analysis. Their…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Geometry, Males, Discourse Analysis