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International Journal of Educational Research

2007 Volume 46, Number 1

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Sociocultural and Cultural–Historical Activity Theory perspectives on subjectivities and learning in schools and other educational contexts

    Julian Williams, Pauline Davis & Laura Black

    In this introduction we (i) explain the significance of the concept of subjectivity for educational researchers today, (ii) provide a minimal background literature that the papers draw on, and (iii... More

    pp. 1-7

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  2. Experiencing mathematics classes: Ability grouping, gender and the selective development of participative identities

    Yvette Solomon

    Mathematics education reform emphasises the need to move away from transmission models of teaching to discursive classroom practices in which students negotiate and justify solutions to problems.... More

    pp. 8-19

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  3. Analysing cultural models in socio-cultural discourse analysis

    Laura Black

    This paper illustrates how classroom discourse demands a multi-layered analysis. The first analysis focuses on classroom discourse and provides a picture of pupil participation in teacher–pupil... More

    pp. 20-30

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  4. How cultural models about reading mediate classroom (pedagogic) practice

    Pauline Davis

    This paper shows how cultural models mediate children's ‘Discourse about reading’ (in Gee's sense), which is considered as a boundary object between the community and school. An empirical case... More

    pp. 31-42

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  5. Problem articulation and the processes of assistance: An activity theoretic view of mediation in game play

    Lynda D. Stone & Kris D. Gutiérrez

    In this article, we study a local adaptation of the Fifth Dimension [Cole, M. (1996). Cultural psychology: A once and future discipline. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press] known as Las Redes (i... More

    pp. 43-56

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  6. Finding inquiry in discourses of audit and reform in primary schools

    Julian Williams, Brian Corbin & Olwen McNamara

    In this paper we examine the discourses of Primary school numeracy coordinators responsible for auditing, monitoring and supporting their colleagues in relation to the introduction and embedding of... More

    pp. 57-67

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  7. Questioning ‘Open questioning’ in early years science discourse from a social semiotic perspective

    Diane Harris & Julian Williams

    Received wisdom in Primary science classroom teaching advocates the use of open questions for elicitation. The socio-cultural perspective on discourse, however, leads one to question the usual... More

    pp. 68-82

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  8. The ethico-moral nature of identity: Prolegomena to the development of third-generation Cultural-Historical Activity Theory

    Wolff-Michael Roth

    Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT), which had been termed the best-held secret of education about 15 years ago, has had an exponential growth over the past three decades. Because it... More

    pp. 83-93

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  9. Discourse and identity in Cultural–Historical Activity Theory: A response

    Harry Daniels

    This article provides a response to two of the papers in the collection. In doing so it takes up two issues: the conceptualization and analysis of discourse within Cultural Historical Activity... More

    pp. 94-99

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  10. Who we become depends on the company we keep and on what we do and say together

    Gordon Wells

    In this commentary, I focus on the construction of identity and the important role of discoursing in this process. Rather than being ‘influenced’ by external institutions, I argue, we form our... More

    pp. 100-103

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  11. An agenda for CHAT in educational research: An editorial response

    Julian Williams, Pauline Davis & Laura Black

    In this rejoinder we take up some issues raised in the two responses. We go on to offer four questions for an agenda for educational research on subjectivity within the sociocultural and CHAT... More

    pp. 104-107

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