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Hanley, Chris; Brown, Tony – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
The paper presents a theorisation of pedagogic knowledge formation, as a continuous attempt to understand the positions in discourse we occupy. The paper documents some participatory practitioner research by teacher educators centred on a course development initiative for student teachers of English, at an English university. Students researched…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Educators
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Edmond, Nadia – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
Recent policy emphasis on market mechanisms to drive up the performance of education systems has resulted in rising fees and increased competition in higher education in England, and in the creation of different types of self-governing state-funded schools run independently of municipal authority in compulsory schooling. University sponsorship of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Commercialization, Compulsory Education, Universities
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Rudoe, Naomi – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
This paper examines lesbian and gay teachers' identities and experiences in schools in the context of school policies relating to homophobia and to sex and sexuality education. Drawing on semi-structured interviews with 12 lesbian and gay teachers working in English and Welsh schools, and using the concept of 'policy enactment,' I analyse the ways…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Homosexuality, Identification (Psychology), Social Bias
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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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Done, Elizabeth J.; Murphy, Mike – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
This paper critically examines competing demands placed on teachers, with reference to recent inclusion policy in England and Australia. The authors draw on Michael Foucault's analysis of power, neoliberalism(s) and biopolitics to explore the ways in which teachers are "responsibilised" into negotiating and fulfilling demands related to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Teacher Responsibility, Neoliberalism
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Olmedo, Antonio; Wilkins, Andrew – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
In this paper we explore the various spaces and sites through which the figure of the parent is summoned to inhabit and perform market norms and practices in the field of education in England. Since the late 1970s successive governments have called on parents to enact certain duties and obligations in relation to the state. These duties include…
Descriptors: Governance, Parent Attitudes, Neoliberalism, Discourse Analysis
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Bragg, Sara; Manchester, Helen – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
Concepts of school "ethos" or "culture" have been widely debated in education since the 1980s. This is partly as a consequence of marketisation, partly because ethos has been identified as a low-cost route to school improvement. Corporate, authoritarian, and most recently "military" models of ethos have been widely…
Descriptors: School Culture, Foreign Countries, Postmodernism, Creativity
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Golding, Jennie – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
This paper considers the policy "roles" adopted by teachers enacting policy in a department. It draws on a longitudinal study of two secondary mathematics departments endeavouring to make deep change aligned with a demanding curriculum policy. The study validates aspects of an existing typology, demonstrates the existence of a variety of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Tomlinson, Sally – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
In countries that have developed special education (SE) provision, whether in segregated settings or "included" in mainstream, racial, ethnic and immigrant minorities continue to be disproportionately represented. Explanations for placement in SE programmes continue to centre round assumptions of deficiencies in student abilities to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Minority Group Students, Ethnic Groups
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Vincent, Carol; Maxwell, Claire – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
This paper re-examines the purposes of a planned and intentional parenting style--"concerted cultivation"--for different middle-class groups, highlighting that social class fraction, ethnicity, and also individual family disposition, guides understandings of the purposes of enrolling children in particular enrichment activities. We…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Parent Aspiration, Middle Class, Social Class
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Marsh, Jackie – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
This paper draws on data from a study of a four-year-old child, Gareth, in his first year of formal schooling in England. The aim of the study was to identify the nature of Gareth's literacy practices across home and school spaces. The focus for this paper is an analysis of one aspect of Gareth's home digital literacy practices: his repeated…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Young Children, Literacy, Internet
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Goodley, Dan; Runswick-Cole, Katherine; Liddiard, Kirsty – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
In this paper, we consider the relationship between the human and disability; with specific focus on the lives of disabled children and young people. We begin with an analysis of the close relationship between "the disabled" and "the freak". We demonstrate that the historical markings of disability as object of curiosity and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Stereotypes, Social Bias
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Anderson, Anna – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2015
Until recently the dominant critique of "student participation" projects was one based on the theoretical assumptions of critical theory in the form of critical pedagogy. Over the last decade, we have witnessed the emergence of a critical education discourse that theorises and critically analyses such projects using Foucault's notion of…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Governance, Student Role, Critical Theory
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Kehoe, Ian – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2015
This paper explores how performance culture could affect students' learning about, and disposition towards, acting as organisational change agents in schools. This is based on findings from an initiative aimed to enable students to experience acting as change agents on an aspect of the school's culture that concerned them. The initiative was…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Student Role, School Culture, Student Attitudes
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Maguire, Meg; Braun, Annette; Ball, Stephen – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2015
Drawing on a study of education policy enactments in four English secondary schools, this paper argues that different "types" of policies call-up different forms of enactments, and that teachers and others who work in schools will have different orientations towards some of these possible ways of "doing" school. Through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Secondary Schools, Educational Practices
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