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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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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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Tanner, Marie; Prieto, Héctor Pérez – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2014
In this article, we focus on the interaction in a Year 5 classroom where students fill in a "self-evaluation form" as a preparation for a forthcoming discussion on progress aiming at the production of an Individual Developmental Plan. Drawing on the theoretical concepts of fabrications and performativity, we understand this as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades, School Policy
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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