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Alderson, Priscilla – London Review of Education, 2020
Can knowledge be powerful and, if so, what forms do knowledge and power take? The view of some social realist curriculum theorists that power exists in academic theories although not in everyday understanding is questioned. Power is taken to exist through social positions, and to involve control over resources, decisions and change. Critical…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Power Structure, Learning, Realism
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Tyson, Lorena Sanchez; Vega, Valerie Watson – London Review of Education, 2019
This article explores whether and how contemporary discourses in lifelong learning (LLL) can support intercultural universities in Latin America. Since the late twentieth century, LLL has primarily been seen through a Eurocentric lens, with a strong focus on the development of skills for knowledge-based economies and societies. As this discourse…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Latin Americans, Multicultural Education, Indigenous Knowledge
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Bladh, Gabriel; Stolore, Martin; Kristiansson, Martin – London Review of Education, 2018
Previous subject-specific education research has shown that education in social studies subjects is dominated by strong subject traditions, while current social issues are seldom addressed and the connection to academic disciplines is weak. Putting this result into context, we discuss how the debate initiated by Michael Young about 'powerful…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Social Studies, Social Problems, Knowledge Level
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Platt, Nicky – London Review of Education, 2018
This article draws on experience both within commercial textbook publishing and on textbook-development projects at the UCL Institute of Education to interrogate the current dynamics of 'neoliberal' edu-business (after Ball, 2012). The author discusses some damaging limitations inherent in publishing coursebooks predicated on what Young and Muller…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Textbook Content, Textbook Publication, Neoliberalism
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Kitayama, Yuka – London Review of Education, 2018
This paper examines emerging far-right movements and xenophobia, and the challenges they pose for justice in education in Japan. It illustrates discourses on nationalism and cultural diversity in both education and wider society from the perspective of critical race theory. It explores the voice of educators, particularly about their concerns and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Attitudes, Stranger Reactions, Political Influences
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Rodgers, Debra – London Review of Education, 2017
This paper seeks to highlight some of the key issues of the social stigma associated with mental health-related issues, to present examples of some existing anti-stigma concepts found within mental health literature and, in turn, to begin to suggest ways in which the personal and social experience of participation within community music activities…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Music Activities
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Ubachs, Frank – London Review of Education, 2016
As the needs and interests of young people are shifting under the influence of demographics and other social developments, "new stories" have started to attract many that undermine the human rights narrative and nurture radical attitudes. This has consequences for human rights education (HRE). As competing narratives have gained a…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Violence, Political Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Wright, Pete – London Review of Education, 2016
Despite increases in educational attainment in London, too many mathematics lessons remain focused on factual recall and procedural understanding,resulting in disaffection among learners. This study reports on the establishment of a research group, comprising five teacher researchers and myself, which aimed to challenge this situation through…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Mathematics Instruction, Action Research, Participatory Research