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Sarja, Anneli; Nyman, Tarja; Ito, Harumi; Jaatinen, Riitta – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2017
The social basis of a teaching profession is created through behavioural and cultural patterns, specific artefacts, and their connection to certain institutional practices. The purpose of this study is to discover the conditions that structure the teaching profession in a cultural context and to find out what it is to be a foreign language (FL)…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Cross Cultural Studies
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Kitagawa, Kaori – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2017
Both "disaster preparedness" and "public pedagogy" have been broadly defined and diversely utilised. Preparedness has been dealt with in disciplines such as civil engineering, the sociology of disasters, public health and psychology, rather than education. Recently, inquiries into the learning and teaching of preparedness have…
Descriptors: Public Education, Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters, Political Issues
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Saito, Eisuke; Atencio, Matthew – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2016
Research into pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) has advanced over the years. Yet, since most research has developed within specific subject areas, this paper aims to investigate how an expert teacher generates PCK by using various forms of knowledge. This study draws upon the case of an expert Japanese teacher, Mr. T, an educational consultant…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Expertise, Experienced Teachers, Case Studies
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Lassila, Erkki; Uitto, Minna – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2016
This narrative research explores the tensions that beginning teachers tell about their relationships with students between the ideals they have, and how the teachers experience those relationships in the micropolitical and relational environment of their everyday work. The phenomenon is approached through stories told by three Japanese beginning…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Beginning Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Collaboration
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Kennedy, Eileen; Gray, Morag – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2016
Online students use highly emotional language to describe their experiences, indicating that learners do feel a great deal online. This paper draws on Wetherell's exploration of affective practice to theorise learners' responses to the pedagogical and technological online environment. Findings of a research project that focused on two cohorts of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Escandón, Arturo – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2014
The present paper explores the issue of writing in a foreign language as a pedagogic process that may produce a radical subjective transformation. Drawing on Bernstein's notions of the "pedagogic device" and "discursive gap," the paper explores the epistemic make-up of language and the way it has been normalised by academic and…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Maudlin, Julie G.; Sandlin, Jennifer A.; Thaller, Jonel – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2012
We focus on the recently emerging "baby culture" that is fostering a curriculum of consumption and consumerism among parents-to-be and infants aged zero-to-three. To gain insight into how the cultural artifacts, practices, and trends emerging from this demographic are shaping the way we think and act in a consumer culture, we investigate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Life Style, Purchasing, Consumer Economics
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Kyriacou, Chris – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2010
This study aimed to explore Japanese high school teachers' views of pupil misbehaviour in order to contribute to the growing international literature on discipline in schools. A total of 141 Japanese high school teachers completed a questionnaire which explored their views regarding the factors accounting for pupil misbehaviour, the frequency of…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Student Behavior
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Kimura, Hajime – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2007
This historical paper is an introduction to curriculum thinking in Japan. It discusses contested value frameworks that have exercised professional educators in the light of two "Western" interventions: (1) the modernization initiatives of the Meiji government of the nineteenth century; and (2) the policies that followed Japan's defeat in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Status, War, Educational Change