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Theorizing Boys’ Literacies and Boys’ Literatures in Contemporary Times

Garth Stahl and Cynthia Brock

-stakes assessments are based on narrow print-based literacy practices ( Alloway and Gilbert 1997 ). Furthermore, Martino (2003) highlights how overemphasis on these narrowly focused assessments disregards important factors in boys’ lives such as class, ethnicity

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Being a Responsible Violent Girl?

Exploring Female Violence, Self-management, and ADHD

Hanna Bertilsdotter Rosqvist and Linda Arnell

behaviours to specific racialized, classed, and gendered bodies make girls’ use of violence particularly worrisome ( Chesney-Lind and Eliason 2006 ). Girlhood, accordingly, remains closely regulated by class- and race-specific categories of femininity that

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Books Are Boring! Books Are Fun!

Boys’ Polarized Perspectives on Reading

Laura Scholes

their peer group’s reading behaviors and the behaviors of the students themselves are of interest. When participants were asked about their shared reading experiences with peers and their perceptions of the popular students in their class, there were

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A Useless Subject?

Teaching Civic Education in Italy from the School Programs of 1958 to the Present Day

Paolo Bianchini and Maria Cristina Morandini

’Azeglio, expressed well the concern of the governing classes of Italy emerging from the Risorgimento, who claimed, “We have made Italy, now we must make Italians.” 2 To attain this goal, the nineteenth-century political liberal class undertook a circuitous course of

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Solveig Roth and Dagny Stuedahl

. We carried out our fieldwork in a multi-ethnic suburb of about 100,000 inhabitants in a town of 600,000 people that was populated originally by Norwegian working-class families. However, since the 1970s, many immigrant groups have settled there; in

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Erin Newcomb

the possibility and reality of inter-class relationships in spite of its issues of race and class that may trouble contemporary readers (44). In her second chapter, she discusses Disney’s animated feature films Snow White (1937), Cinderella (1950

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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

privileging men as a group over women, feminism continues to evolve in its commitment to empower and bring about gender parity and equality for all women—those of colour, white, working-class, economically privileged, physically challenged, able bodied

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“Farmers Don't Dance”

The Construction of Gender in a Rural Scottish School

Fiona G. Menzies and Ninetta Santoro

period of “relatively unfocused watching” ( 2002: 130 ) during which time we attended to whole classes, or groups of pupils, to explore in general terms how rurality influenced their construction of their gendered identities. At times, observations led to

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Eulalia Guzmán and Walt Disney’s Educational Films

A Pedagogical Proposal for “Literacy for the Americas” in Mexico (1942–1944)

María Rosa Gudiño Cejudo

Translator : Stephen Torgoff

worked in Mexico City and in Cuernavaca, Orizaba, Taxco, and other cities. They designed experimental classes where they screened the films Malaria and Corn and observed audience reactions. They visited various Mexican schools, organized seminars with

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“Hitlermania”

Nazism and the Holocaust in Indian History Textbooks

Basabi Khan Banerjee and Georg Stöber

and religious terms in India. In Vedic India, aryan referred to the noble class, while the term Aryavarta , meaning “settlement of the Aryans,” was used to designate a geographical area between the Himalaya and Vindhya mountain ranges, the Bay of