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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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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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Barrett, Tyler; Trosky, Abram; Tawadrous, Adel – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
This paper considers the impact of global and national political polarisation on perspectives of instructors and learners in Arabic classrooms at Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) in the United States with particular interest in understanding cultural conflicts that occur between instructors and learners. Instructors and…
Descriptors: Culture Conflict, Cultural Differences, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Anttila, Erkko; Turtiainen, Jussi; Varje, Pekka; Väänänen, Ari – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
The study examines Finnish discussions on student-centred school culture and teachers' emotional labour from a sociological and historical perspective. It employs a thematic analysis of articles published in a Finnish teachers' professional magazine from 1979 to 2011. In interpreting the data, the study draws from emotional labour research and…
Descriptors: School Culture, Student Centered Learning, Emotional Response, Educational History
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Tam, Po Chi – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
In this paper, drawing on Bakhtin's carnival theory, I argue that teachers can play a transgressive role--similar to that of the carnival fool--by taking on a story role and by interacting with the children in the drama convention of Teacher-in-Role. The carnival notion of 'decrowning-crowning' allows me to understand how the teachers disguise and…
Descriptors: Drama, Teacher Role, Early Childhood Education, Educational Theories
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
Teachers' professional identity influences the ways teachers think and teach. Research on native English speaking teachers' (NEST) professional identity construction and development has not been widely explored. This study analyzes six NESTs' identity in 31 lesson plans and activity designs for intensive English camps at an English Wonderland in…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Language Teachers, Intensive Language Courses, Second Language Learning
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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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Kiel, Ewald; Syring, Marcus; Weiss, Sabine – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2017
The large number of newly arrived individuals from other countries, particularly of young people, has had an enormous impact on the school system in Germany. The present study investigated requirements for successful intercultural school development. The study used investigative group discussions, where the groups were composed of teachers and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Tavil, Zekiye Müge; Güngör, Müzeyyen Nazli – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2017
This paper reports a mixed methods study which aimed to improve Turkish pre-service English language teachers' competences and qualifications during their teaching practice experience (the practicum). The analysis of qualitative and quantitative data was framed by a sociocultural perspective focused around individual, cultural, and social factors…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Preservice Teachers, Practicums, Teacher Education
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Cheung, Rebecca Hun Ping – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2017
It has been argued in the literature that it is harder for Asians than Westerners to think and act in a creative manner due to cultural influences and the discourses of creativity are always culture-specific. This study addresses this issue by using a qualitative research approach, exploring and analysing the characteristic features of creative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Case Studies, Preschool Education
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