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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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Wyatt, Tasha R. – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2014
The American legislation of No Child Left Behind resulted in a boom in scripted, prepackaged curricula for improving student outcomes. At the same time, greater attention to the needs of diverse populations also took prominence, resulting in a new area of study, culturally relevant/responsive pedagogy. The current view is that scripted curriculum…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Curriculum Development
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Koutselini, Mary; Valanidou, Floria – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2014
This paper discusses the effects of children's exposure to violence against their mothers. It particularly considers the sided-effects of this violence on the children's behaviour, self-image and school performance. The research indicates that (1) violence against women victimises not only the mothers but also their children, even if the children…
Descriptors: Mothers, Violence, Environmental Influences, Children
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Opoku-Amankwa, Kwasi; Brew-Hammond, Aba; Kofigah, Francis Elsbend – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2011
This paper investigates three English textbooks for primary classes 4, 5 and 6 in Ghana from the "Gateway to English for Primary Schools" series, and their complementary teachers' guides, in order to determine the assumptions about teaching and learning which the books embody. The paper pays particular attention to the approach to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Textbooks, English
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Rantala, Leena – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2009
Media educators and researchers call for learner-centred, bottom-up pedagogical approaches, which take into account learners' own cultures, knowledge and experiences. Nevertheless, there seem to be gaps between traditional, authoritarian school culture and the interactive, creative media culture that is a significant part of youngsters' lives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Media Literacy, Ethnography
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Moita-Lopes, Luiz Paulo – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2003
This article looks into how masculinities are constructed in a mother tongue fifth grade reading classroom in Rio de Janeiro by focusing on the stories pupils tell one another in this context. The article follows a socio-constructionist view of discourse and social identities, such that stories are taken as resources used in the construction of…
Descriptors: Social Life, Focus Groups, Interviews, Grade 5
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Schwartz, Tammy A. – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2003
This study addresses urban Appalachian girls and identities as constructed within and outside of the written discourses of the institution known as school. Drawing on poststructuralist (Weedon, 1997) and sociocultural (Gee, 1996) perspectives of language, identities and discourses (Gee, 1996), and on the feminist philosopher Griffiths (1995), it…
Descriptors: Females, Urban Areas, Self Concept, Writing (Composition)