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Dobson, Tom – Gender and Education, 2015
Identity studies relating to writing in educational setting have tended to focus on the analysis of non-fiction texts. Aligning a Bakhtinian view of language with the concept of identity as participation in "figured worlds" [Holland et al. 1998, "Identity and Agency in Cultural Worlds". London: Harvard University Press], this…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Males, Creative Writing, Identification (Psychology)
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Mohme, Gunnel Maria – Gender and Education, 2014
This article examines how Muslim girls of Somali origin raised in Sweden imagine their adulthood in regard to career and family life. The theoretical framework is social constructionist in that it assumes that children have agency and are capable and competent actors, in contrast to what has previously been generally assumed about children from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Muslims, Qualitative Research
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Phillips, Donna Kalmbach; Larson, Mindy Legard – Gender and Education, 2013
This analysis is experimental: we attempt to read data "with" the work of Karen Barad and in doing so "see" teacher-student writing conferences (a common pedagogy of US elementary school writing) as "intra-activity." Data were gathered during teacher-student writing conferences in a grade five US classroom over a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Conferences (Gatherings)