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Salomão Filho, Alfredo; Kamp, Annelies – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
Social capital is a puzzling actor; made "real" by its allies. It has been 'out-there' in the form of scientific publications for decades. Although some characteristics are common to all elaborations of this theory (networks, trust, and norms), there remains confusion in determining a 'coherent concept' of social capital. In this paper,…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Student Mobility, Role, International Education
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Høvsgaard Maguire, Laura – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
Algorithmic practices are becoming increasingly more central within educational governance. By focusing on the mechanisms of a particular algorithmic testing system in Denmark, this paper highlights how such practices are implicated in the emergence of new accountability infrastructures. It adopts an STS approach drawing specifically upon Michel…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Foreign Countries, Accountability, National Competency Tests
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Gong, Qian; Dobinson, Toni – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
Maoist policy in China emphasised the peasants and workers. It integrated academic study with productive labour to nurture socialist citizens useful for the nation's modernisation. More recently, China has been described as having a 'neoliberal turn' but many see the situation as more complex than this due to the significant role given to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Neoliberalism
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Bennett, Anna; Burke, Penny Jane – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
In this paper we deconstruct hegemonic conceptions of time in higher education. Drawing on a recent project, we argue that limiting assumptions about time dominate notions of student capability and prospects of success. The paper reveals how the conceptualisation of time is constituted within a framework that individualises and decontextualises…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sociocultural Patterns, Time Perspective, Educational Philosophy
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Hamid, M. Obaidul; Khan, Asaduzzaman; Islam, M. Monjurul – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
Although research on private tutoring has gained visibility in recent years, private tutoring in English (PT-E) has not received notable attention. This paper examines students' perceptions of PT-E in Bangladesh in terms of its necessity and helpfulness, peer pressure in PT-E participation and ethicality of PT-E practice and government…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Individual Instruction, Tutoring
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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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Oikonomidoy, Eleni – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
Through an examination of 13 first-generation college students' views, this paper aims to provide one possible lens to viewing the complex social and academic landscapes that impact on students' academic identity construction. Academic and social experiences within and beyond the safety net of a mentoring program are explored. The paper concludes…
Descriptors: College Instruction, First Generation College Students, Mentors, Academic Discourse
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Wright, Jan; Cruickshank, Ken; Black, Stephen – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
Much of the literature on social class and language study in schools argues that for middle-class parents and their children, languages are chosen for their capacity to offer forms of distinction that provide an edge in the global labour market. In this paper, we draw on data collected from interviews with parents and children in middle-class…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Middle Class, Middle Class Culture
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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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Kang, Yoonhee – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
This study explores the significance and complexity of time practices and experiences in understanding the emerging identities and aspirations of South Korean pre-college students and their mothers who moved to Singapore for the children's education. I adopt the notion of chronotope, a spatial-temporal frame for a specific type of personhood, to…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Immigrants, Mother Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Le Ha, Phan – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
This article is about 'global south' actors and global south--global south interactions in the context of the internationalization of higher education (IHE), with a focus on a Vietnamese university and the mobilities of students moving through this educational space. It discusses in what ways this university sees its multi-layered association with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Nugroho, Suray; Cho, Younghan; Collins, Francis L. – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
This paper explores the lives of Indonesian migrant workers undertaking study through the Indonesia Open University in South Korea. Drawing on interviews, participant observation, and social media, the paper explores the rationales, experiences, and identity performances of these worker-students, placing emphasis on how these individuals challenge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrant Workers, Open Universities, Interviews
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Power, Sally; Smith, Kevin – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
This paper explores the responses of nearly 1,200 children and young people in Wales who were asked to identify which three famous people they most admired and which three they most disliked. Analysis of these young people's responses reveals a number of sociological and educational issues. Their selections confirm other research which has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role Models, Change Strategies, Change Agents
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Cassidy, Anne – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
This paper focuses on the educative role of the farm in the development of relationships between young people and the homeplace they grew up on. The paper is based on qualitative interviews with a cohort of 30 Irish university students (15 men and 15 women) brought up on Irish family farms who would not become full-time farmers. The farm acts as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Farm Management, Place Based Education, Qualitative Research
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Lennon, Sherilyn – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
This article explores the use of critical and post-critical pedagogies in a rural Australian high school for the purposes of unsettling life-limiting gender beliefs and practices. The paper problematises two examples whereby site-specific knowledges, curriculum dictates, media texts and critical pedagogies were enmeshed to create politically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, High Schools, Films
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