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Minikel-Lacocque, Julie – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
This article draws on data from a larger collective case study which focused on the transition to college for Latino/a students at a prestigious, public, predominantly White institution. Here, I focus on one student and analyze interview and field note data to examine this transition for Jasmine, a fundamentalist Christian who identifies as a…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Case Studies, Interviews
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Brandt, Deborah – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
This brief commentary first clarifies Brandt's concept of sponsors of literacy in light of the way the concept has been taken up in writing studies. Then it treats Brandt's methods for handling accounts of literacy learning in comparison with other ways of analyzing biographical material. Finally it takes up Lawrence's argument about literacy…
Descriptors: Literacy, Cultural Influences, Educational Theories, Writing (Composition)
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Lawrence, Ann M. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
In this article, I review influential contributions made by writing-studies researchers to the research literature on literacy sponsorship. Through this review, I show how subsequent studies have reiterated three basic assumptions of Deborah Brandt's pioneering oral-history project. However, I also demonstrate that later writing-studies research…
Descriptors: Literacy, Interests, Writing (Composition), Writing Research
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de Freitas, Elizabeth; Curinga, Matthew X. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
Emphasis on discourse and language-use has fueled the study of identity in education over the last few decades. This paper argues that these approaches fail to fully account for the complex materiality of life, and should be supplemented by new materialist tools for studying language "as material". This new materialist approach considers…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Language Usage, Self Concept, Self Determination
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Roth, Wolff-Michael; Maheux, Jean-François – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
Standard approaches to thinking in the mathematics curriculum depict it as the result of some stable constructions in the mind of the person, constructions that are the results of individual efforts in the mind of subjects or of collective efforts that are then appropriated by and into the mind of individuals. Such work does not appreciate what…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Cognitive Processes, Mathematics Instruction, Motion
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Stearns, Clio – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
This paper uses data from children's literature and classroom narratives to consider hyperactivity, inattention, and other non-normative behaviors in children. It encourages educational thinkers and childhood mental health professionals to take a historical perspective on children's badness rather than consigning it to the realm of pathology.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Creativity, Child Behavior
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Farley, Lisa – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
In this paper, I theorize fantasies of idealization at work in narratives of educational research. I take as an example one of the very first psychoanalytically oriented studies in the field: Marion Milner's, "The Human Problem in Schools," published in 1938. Evidence is drawn from Milner's published book as well as from the historical…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Psychiatry, Creativity, Correlation
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Lim, Leonel; Apple, Michael W. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
While much of the critical scholarship around elite schooling has focused on the students who attend elite institutions, their social class locations, privileged habituses and cultural capital, this paper foregrounds curricular form itself as a central mechanism in the (re)production of elites. Using Basil Bernstein's conceptual framework of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advantaged, Social Class, Secondary School Curriculum
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Ayling, Pere – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
Existing studies on the role of schooling in the formation and (re)production of elite identity have focused almost entirely on the reproduction strategies of Western elites. Consequently, the distinction strategies employed by non-western elite parents to maintain and/or advance their class positioning--via their children--have remained largely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advantaged, Qualitative Research, School Choice
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Jaramillo, Nathalia E. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
In this essay, the author examines the art of rebellion in the context of the 2014 Venezuelan student uprising. Utilizing the lens of Latin American decolonial thought and examining the processes of developing popular power among youth, the author looks into the various ways that youth produce art to communicate and enforce the ideas and values…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Behavior, Activism, Civil Disobedience
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Zakai, Sivan – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
This paper explores the relationship between the teaching of history (the academic study of the past) and the teaching of heritage (meaningful stories tying people to a collective past). The research was conducted in a Jewish high school whose explicit mission involves teaching history through a US history course and heritage through an Israeli…
Descriptors: Judaism, Religious Education, Correlation, History Instruction
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Patrick, Margaretta L. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
The inclusion of religion in public education remains contentious in many countries, including Canada. As multiple religions fill the public sphere, some religious education is necessary if Canadians are to understand each other. Social studies is seen as an appropriate subject to include such education given its foci on diversity and citizenship.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies
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Myers, John P.; McBride, Chantee E.; Anderson, Michelle – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
The research presented in this article investigates the role of classroom discussions for supporting students' ongoing identity work during the study of global issues. Civic identity is theorized as a socially constructed process in which individuals become associated as a particular type of citizen created through social interactions in a given…
Descriptors: World History, History Instruction, Citizenship, Identification (Psychology)
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Pashby, Karen – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
This paper presents a critical framework applied to findings from a critical discourse analysis of curriculum and lesson plans in Alberta to examine the assumption that Canada is an ideal place for global citizenship education. The analysis draws on a framework that presents a critique of modernity to recognize a conflation within calls for new…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Multicultural Education, Discourse Analysis
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Peacock, David; Lingard, Robert; Sellar, Sam – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
The Australian curriculum, as a policy imagining what learning should take place in schools, and what that learning should achieve, involves the imagining and rescaling of social relations amongst students, their schools, the nation-state and the globe. Following David Harvey's theorisations of space-time and Norman Fairclough's operationalisation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum, Indigenous Populations, Culturally Relevant Education
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