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Rodriguez, Nathian Shae; Huemmer, Jennifer – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
The study, undertaken in the United States, investigates the lived experiences of instructors whose courses focus on gender/feminism, queer/LGBT, and race/ethnicity studies in response to the post-2016 US election's divisive socio political climate. Instructors' preparation, content, and teaching were influenced by political and pop-culture events…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Higher Education, College Students, Student Diversity
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Thorburn, Malcolm – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
This historical-themed critical paper utilises writings by John Dewey to review how constructions of social democracy might benefit conceptions of contemporary physical education. The review focuses on Dewey's early ethics writings which considered that society functioned best when collective moral purposes merged with individual freedoms in a…
Descriptors: Democracy, Physical Education, Social Justice, Ethics
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Savenije, Geerte M.; Goldberg, Tsafrir – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
This study explores the silencing and voicing of sensitive topics in history education from a cross-national and multilevel perspective. In this mixed-method study, we undertook a quantitative analysis of a 'teaching sensitive issues' questionnaire and qualitative analyses of history curricula and teachers' verbal responses. The findings show that…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Teacher Attitudes, Social Influences
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Savenije, Geerte M.; Brauch, Nicola; Wagner, Wolfgang – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
Teachers of history will sooner or later encounter issues that are met with disbelief, protest, or feelings of discomfort by the pupils. This special issue aims to contribute to the field of research into teaching sensitive and controversial issues in history by integrating historical, educational and socio-psychological perspectives and theories.…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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Sakki, Inari; Pirttilä-Backman, Anna-Maija – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
In spite of the importance of the topic, there are few comparative studies of the aims of history teaching, even in Europe. Domain-specific epistemic beliefs are relevant for understanding the teaching and learning of history and the development of deliberative thought. We studied epistemic beliefs in the context of the general aims of history…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Correlation, Cross Cultural Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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Brauch, Nicola; Leone, Giovanna; Sarrica, Mauro – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
This study analysed questionnaire responses from 309 history teachers who come from nine European countries and Israel. The open-ended questions explored their experiences of teaching Sensitive historical Issues (SI) from joint social psychological and history didactics perspectives. First data was analysed hermeneutically, it was then interpreted…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods
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Raudsepp, Maaris; Zadora, Anna – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
In this paper, we analyse the Second World War (WW2) and the Holocaust as genocide during WW2 as sensitive topics in history teaching as perceived by 719 teachers from Austria, Belarus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Serbia and the Netherlands. Using the thematic content analysis of open answers to an online questionnaire we…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, War, European History, History Instruction
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Goldberg, Tsafrir; Wagner, Wolfgang; Petrovic, Nebojša – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
The present study is about sensitive issues in history teaching that have probably been experienced by most teachers in the field. We conducted a questionnaire study in Austria, Belarus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Serbia and The Netherlands to assess which issues were experienced as sensitive in class, what the reasons were…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Charteris, Jennifer; Smardon, Dianne – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
The impetus to move to a new generation learning environments places a spotlight on the relational dynamics of classroom spaces. A key feature is the notion of learner agency. A complex notion, learner agency involves both compliance with and resistance to classroom norms and therefore is far more sophisticated than acting in acquiescence to…
Descriptors: Individual Power, Taxonomy, Self Determination, Educational Environment
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King, Heather; Nomikou, Effrosyni – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
Teacher agency is considered key in shaping teachers' professional identities and decision-making capabilities. We suggest that the concept of agency also constitutes a useful tool for evaluating the successful implementation of new teaching approaches. In this paper we discuss findings from a teacher professional development programme aimed at…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Professional Autonomy, Professional Identity, Teacher Empowerment
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Barcan, Ruth – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
This paper explores the forms of lived time that characterise a vocational relationship to academic work. Drawing on interviews and surveys with over 30 academics who have left the profession early or have given up looking for ongoing academic work, it paints a portrait of vocationalism as a double-edged sword. The research found that despite…
Descriptors: Interviews, Surveys, College Faculty, Career Change
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Hargreaves, Eleanore; Elhawary, Dalia; Mahgoub, Mohamed – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
This paper draws on the views of nearly 400 Year 5 pupils across nine classes in three government primary schools in Alexandria, Egypt. It explores how they perceived the role of affect in their classroom; and their teachers' authority. By presenting pupils with sentences to complete, our research explored how the prevailing traditional approach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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Mirhosseini, Seyyed-Abdolhamid – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
The relatively limited consideration of ideology in mainstream theory and research of English language teaching (ELT) has arguably prevented the problematization of many taken-for-granted perceptions and practices in the field. This article brings part of this marginalised body of scholarship on issues of ideology in the area of ELT together to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Theories
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Oljans, Emma; Elmståhl, Helena; Mattsson Sydner, Ylva; Hjälmeskog, Karin – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
Food and health have long had dominant position within the subject of Home Economics (HE) in Sweden. However, what constitutes a proper diet, and how it is associated with a healthy lifestyle changes over time. In this article, a discourse analytic approach combined with a didactic perspective are used as the theoretical frame. The aim is to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Nutrition, Well Being
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Hadar, Linor L.; Hotam, Yotam; Kizel, Arie – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
This paper provides insights into the pedagogy in practice of non-mainstream education through a qualitative case study of an alternative school in the context of the Israeli school system. The school's alternative agenda is based on being isolated from mainstream education. We explore the negotiations between the school's pedagogy and mainstream…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Nontraditional Education, Teaching Methods, Standards
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