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Hochman, Jessica – Curriculum Inquiry, 2016
This paper explores nostalgia as both a limiting cultural force in the lives of school librarians and a practice that can be used to more accurately portray library work. The stereotype of the shushing, lone school librarian, based on restorative nostalgia, is related to a nostalgic oversimplification of the school librarian's historical role.…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Misconceptions, Reflection
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Maheux, Jean-Francois; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Curriculum Inquiry, 2013
There is considerable agreement about the fact that the presence of researchers in the classroom mediates teaching and learning. Why "should" two very different forms of human activity, one designed to study the other, interact and mediate each other? In this article, we propose cultural-historical activity theory as a framework for understanding…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Educational Opportunities, Educational Researchers, Educational Environment
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Liew, Warren Mark – Curriculum Inquiry, 2013
This article develops the familiar metaphor of teaching as performance towards a definition of "teaching as performative act," where words and actions aim to effect cognitive, affective, and behavioral changes in learners. To what extent, however, are the consequences of pedagogical actions commensurate with their intended effects? Can a science…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Affective Objectives, Cognitive Objectives
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Naraian, Srikala – Curriculum Inquiry, 2013
In any sociocultural context, efforts to promote inclusive education may evoke trajectories of change that are as unpredictable as they are inexhaustible, stimulating the production of a range of disability subjectivities, performances, and constructions. This article unearths such local constructions by focusing on the experiences of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Nongovernmental Organizations, Equal Education