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Keddie, Amanda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article presents interview data from a study involving nine primary school leaders. Five are leaders of local authority schools while four are leaders of schools within a large academy chain. The article examines their perspectives about the current regimes of performativity in the English education context and, in particular, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professionalism, Elementary Education, Interviews
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Keddie, Amanda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
This article focuses on the concerns expressed by three female Muslim educators who are support staff at an English comprehensive school. Consistent with the debates associated with multiculturalism, group rights and feminism, the article illuminates spaces of gender constraint and possibility within the discourses shaping these women's lives and…
Descriptors: Muslims, Females, Foreign Countries, Teacher Aides
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Keddie, Amanda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
Referring to the experiences of three Muslim refugee girls recently settled in Australia, this paper examines issues of schooling and empowerment. The paper draws on teacher and student interview data from a study that investigated inclusive approaches to addressing issues of cultural diversity in a secondary state high school in Queensland. The…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Females, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries
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Keddie, Amanda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
This paper presents a longitudinal insight into the experiences of "Adam," a young boy who lives with his single-parent father (a farmer and builder) in a rural working-class community on the outskirts of a provincial town in Tasmania, Australia. Adam's story juxtaposes my representations of him as an eight year old in 1999 and as a 12…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masculinity, School Culture, Critical Theory
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Keddie, Amanda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2004
This paper describes the research approach of a case study ethnography. The study sought to explore the peer group understandings of five male friends aged between six and eight years. In exploring the social dynamics of peer culture, and in particular how these dynamics interacted to define, regulate and maintain particular understandings of…
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Young Children, Males, Masculinity