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International Journal of Educational Research

2007 Volume 46, Number 3

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Cultures of learning

    Kristiina Kumpulainen & Peter Renshaw

    This special issue revisits and extends prior research work on the culture–learning interface. At the center of attention are the learning cultures of specific classrooms and workplaces as well as ... More

    pp. 109-115

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  2. Exploring the social positions that students construct within a classroom community of practice

    Raymond Brown

    This paper explores the social positions that students construct and the patterns of participation that different individuals and groups achieve within a classroom community of practice. Using a... More

    pp. 116-128

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  3. Discursive practices as cultural resources: Formulating identities for individual and collective in an inclusive classroom setting

    LeAnn G. Putney

    For this study I explored an elementary classroom with particular focus on how discursive practices became cultural resources for learners in formulating identities as individuals and group members... More

    pp. 129-140

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  4. The social construction of participation in an elementary classroom community

    Minna Kovalainen & Kristiina Kumpulainen

    This study examines the social construction of participation during whole-class interaction in an elementary classroom community. In viewing participation processes in classroom interactions as... More

    pp. 141-158

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  5. Identity construction in complex second language classrooms

    Elizabeth Hirst

    In this study of an Indonesian language class in Australia, I propose that students are agentive in adopting, rejecting and deploying discursive positions within the classroom. There are a range of... More

    pp. 159-171

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  6. (Re)Formulating identities in the face of fluid modernity: An interactional ethnographic approach

    Maria Lucia Castanheira, Judith Green, Carol Dixon & Beth Yeagerb

    In this article, we examine the ways in which identities within a classroom are not given, but are formulated in and through the developing discourses, practices and ways of structuring... More

    pp. 172-189

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  7. Renewing occupational cultures—Bridging boundaries in learning spaces

    Satu Kalliola & Risto Nakari

    Professional bureaucracies of the Finnish municipal services are challenged by many modernization pressures manifested currently in the form of New Public Management. Along with efficiency demands ... More

    pp. 190-203

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  8. A cultural approach to networked-based mobile education

    Raine Koskimaa, Miika Lehtonen, Ulla Heinonen, Heli Ruokamo, Varpu Tissari, Sanna Vahtivuori-Hänninen & Seppo Tella

    This paper discusses cultural conditions for networked-based mobile education. In our paper, we demonstrate how an Integrated Meta-Model that we have been developing in our MOMENTS project, i.e.... More

    pp. 204-214

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  9. Contextual resources in meaning negotiations of a student pair in a web-based history project

    Maarit Arvaja

    This study examines how one student pair working face-to-face at a computer and engaged in a web-based discussion environment negotiated meanings for their activity and what contextual resources... More

    pp. 215-228

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  10. Reasoning with cultural categories in understanding student diversity

    Juliet Choo, Helena Austin & Peter Renshaw

    Ethnomethodology frames ‘culture’ as enactments by participants that need to be studied in specific moments of interaction. The key research question is how people display in their talk particular ... More

    pp. 229-239

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  11. A commentary on the chronotopes of different ‘cultures of learning’: Transforming classrooms from trading-places into relational-places of learning

    Peter D. Renshaw

    The device of the ‘telling case’ has been used by the authors in this special issue of IJER to convey insights regarding specific cultures of learning—how they were interactively and iteratively... More

    pp. 240-245

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