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Hanna Schissler

The globalizing world with its entanglements and multiple interactions, shifting notions of place and time, unifying as well as fragmenting tendencies, new forms of boundary drawing, and old and new lines of conflict, influences our lives and public awareness in the “information age.” As far as education is concerned, this situation demands a critical stock taking and new reference frames for understanding this globalizing world, which on the one hand provides great new opportunities and on the other hand generates enormous risks. It requires teachers to offer guidance and teaching materials to provide young people with orientation. Rapidly shifting contexts demand new abilities to act and to maneuver. Collectives and individuals are equally impacted by the uneven processes that are customarily summarized as “globalization.” To understand what is happening in this complex world is crucial. From the perspective of old or insuffi cient reference frames, the world will seem erratic, unpredictable, and arbitrary. Schools as the transmitters of knowledge and as socializing agencies play a crucial role in preparing young people for this world of multiple modernities and development. It is their responsibility to provide orientation and guidance. How well they do this depends on any number of factors, and not least on the quality of educational materials. Such materials, however, are frequently more than simply educational media. They are sources via which the societies in which they are produced and put to use may be understood.

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Girls’ Work in a Rural Intercultural Setting

Formative Experiences and Identity in Peasant Childhood

Ana Padawer

’s participation in agrarian work in the daily social construction of contrasting identities. Specifically, I explore the meaning of work for girls as learning that builds their identities as peasants in the contemporary world. Regulatory definitions of children

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Jessica Prioletta

In 2001, in an effort to reform preschool and elementary education, the Québec Ministry of Education implemented the Québec Education Program (QEP), which mandates play in early learning. In 2015, I carried out a study to investigate how this

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Annabel Erulkar and Girmay Medhin

, Powering Up Biruh Tesfa was the name given to a new initiative to expand the project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, focusing attention on measuring learning and health outcomes. The project was expanded to 17 of Addis Ababa’s 116 woredas (districts

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Heather Fitzsimmons Frey

: Ashgate . Neelands , Jonothan , and Bethany Nelson . 2013 . “ Drama, Community and Achievement: Together I’m Someone. ” Pp. 15 – 29 in How Drama Activates Learning: Contemporary Research and Practice , ed. Michael Anderson and Julie Dunn

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Making It Up

Intergenerational Activism and the Ethics of Empowering Girls

Emily Bent

not guarantee access to power or their political empowerment. Instead, girl-activists’ experiences illuminate the paradoxical limits of their exceptional (dis)empowerment. “Calling You Out” or Learning to Play the Game Sierra, a sixteen-year-old first

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Sexy Health Carnival

One Small Part of Indigenous Herstory

Alexa Lesperance

could be better equipped to deal with these kinds of things. I also wanted to make sure that we were celebrating our strengths, and learning about sexual health (relationships, birth control, family planning, and self-pleasure, for example) in fun

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Paula MacDowell

media in their lives. 2 In my analysis, I examine how the coresearchers reflected on their transformative learning experiences of identity construction, meaning making, and knowledge production as they scripted, directed, and produced their own PSA at

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Laurel Hart, Pamela Lamb, and Joshua Cader

that might facilitate nonviolence for girls. The Diamond Age inspired numerous studies, from research on children’s tablet-based self-learning in rural Ethiopia ( Chang et al. 2014 ), to the design of a “narrative system [that] guides learning [and

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I’m Not Loud, I’m Outspoken

Narratives of Four Jamaican Girls’ Identity and Academic Success

Rowena Linton and Lorna McLean

. Methodology Our central research question asks: What are the strategies used by successful secondary school black girls to achieve academic success in an urban school learning environment? This study explores the strategies used by four successful high