Search results for: Discourses
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The authors’ goal was to understand the contrasting discourses used by teacher educators in talking about curriculum development, on the grounds that such discourses frame interpretations that direct the implementation of teacher education as a whole. Five contrasting interpretative repertoires were found. The authors illustrate these and discuss what they imply for the development of teacher education.
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010
Discrimination, Performance and Recuperation: How Teachers and Pupils Challenge and Recover Discourses of Sexualities in Schools
This article seeks to examine the ways in which a heteronormative discourse dominates the practice and policies of schools in respect of sexualities. The response of the dominant discourse is to reassert its control, closing down such performance and re-emphasising old normativities. However, in this complex and messy expression of sexualities in schools identities are changed for all.
Updated: May. 09, 2010
The claim is made in this article that the discourse of education offers a challenge to evidence-based practices because this latter approach is embedded in the discourse of management. This article shall draw mostly upon Dewey and is structured into three sections.
Updated: Jun. 03, 2009
'That's not Treating you as a Professional': Teachers Constructing Complex Professional Identities through Talk
This article investigates the identity talk of three mid-career teachers in an urban, public school in the USA, to better understand how the teachers used language to accomplish complex professional identities. The analysis presented here extends our understanding of language as a resource in teacher identity construction by using discourse analysis to investigate how speakers use implicit meaning to accomplish the role identity of teacher. Findings show that the teachers strategically positioned themselves in relation to others and to institutional practices, actively negotiating competing discourses about teacher identity.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2008
Research on globalization and education involves the study of intertwined worldwide discourses, processes, and institutions affecting local educational practices and policies. The four major theoretical perspectives concerning globalization and education are world culture, world systems, postcolonial, and culturalist. Critics of current global trends support educational alternatives that will preserve local languages and cultures, ensure progressive educational practices that will protect the poor against the rich, and protect the environment and human rights.
Updated: Oct. 27, 2008
The Impossibility of Minority Ethnic Educational ‘Success’? An Examination of the Discourses of Teachers and Pupils in British Secondary Schools
This article argues that in Britain dominant educational discourses of ‘the ideal pupil’ exclude minority ethnic pupils and prevent them from inhabiting a position of authentic ‘success’. It suggests that ‘the successful pupil’ is a desired yet refused subject position for many minority ethnic young people – even for those who are (to some extent) performing educational success.
Updated: Mar. 23, 2008
The article describes a school-based study of teacher education students in Tasmania, relating to the teaching of studies of society and environment (SOSE). The study suggests that teacher preparation programs should encourage greater critical reflection on curriculum documents, and findings highlight teachers' tensions between experimental and/or interdisciplinary approaches to teacher education. The study also explores the selection of fieldwork sites for children's learning and teacher education pedagogies.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2008