Opportunity for Aajiiqatigiingniq with Qamanittuaq youth: an examination of the factors impacting identity development and wellness
The community of Qamanittuaq, like many communities in Nunavut, suffers from disproportionate levels of youth suicide and substance related deaths (statistics Canada, 2016, Tootoo, 2018). This uncharacteristically high suicide rate in Nunavut has been described by Kral (2019) as a phenomenon that is a direct response to colonial disruption. The...
Disrupting marginality through educational research: A wayfinding conversation to reorient normative power relations within Indigenous contexts
This article explores Deborah Stone’s (1997) work regarding the types of language (specifically: symbols, numbers, causes, interests, and decisions) used to define and portray policy problems; and provides insightful discussion of the dynamics/complexity of such language within the context of an Indigenous educational initiative called the Pimacihowin Project. In becoming...
What does subject-integrated teaching on key global issues in the social studies subjects in Swedish upper primary school look like, and what does it imply for teachers and students?
This study aims to describe and analyse two cases in Swedish upper primary school, of subject-integrated theme works in social studies subjects, specifically on key global issues. This research was conducted in the context of subject-integrated teaching in social studies subjects being currently quite rare, and that social studies subjects...
Wayfinding Through Disrupting Controversies in the Religious Education Classroom: Teachers' Views
Controversial issues are a teaching challenge that can either be accepted and pedagogically grasped by the teacher, or repressed. However, there is no generally accepted definition of ‘controversial issues’ in the literature. Most definitions contain behavioural, epistemic and political elements. Hence, controversial issues are topics about which individuals tend to...
Recognition and equal educational opportunities
This article discusses how recognition may contribute towards giving underprivileged groups and students, a voice in education. Traditional measures aimed at forwarding equal opportunities for all, like redistributing resources and improving objective conditions have had limited success. The inequality gap between privileged and underprivileged, rural and urban, indigenous and descendants...
How do teachers of mother tongue tuition in Austria perceive their role? Migration specific perspectives on teachers of migration languages within the Austrian public sector education system
Monolingualism being the unreflected, unquestioned norm in a nation's educational system has been described as ‘monolingual habitus’ by Ingrid Gogolin in the 1990s. Her concept can be seen as an applied case of Bourdieu's habitus concept. It supplies a multiplicity of points of orientation in the attempt to understand current...
Playful constraints: the dilemmas of early years classrooms in Bangladesh
Play performs an important position in holistic child development. Bangladesh has made a commitment to extending the opportunity for play based learning in early years settings, but this is not without its problems. The imposition of western norms and expectations around the concept of play clash with the economic realities...
Authority, collective learning and agentic action in teaching: tracing a pedagogy from Franz Fanon
This paper is based on acknowledging dilemmas and on tracing tensions between the schooling and the colonisation processes from one of Franz Fanon’s main texts, namely The wretched of the earth (1961/2007). We start from the continuing relevance of Frantz Fanon’s insights in light of the continued need for diversity,...
Primary and early childhood education teachers education in Higher Education in Brazil: quality in balance between the ideal and the possible, favoured and disadvantaged teachers
Higher education of primary and early years teachers has been subject to many policy reversals and debates in the last three decades, mainly after the National Education Guidelines and Framework Law (LDBEN Lei de Diretrizes e Bases da Educação Nacional) was implemented in 1996. This law established that all teachers...
Creative Pedagogies in Uncertain Times: What is Essential? A Conversation with Paul Gorman of Hidden Giants
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