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Volume 10 Number 4  2011   ISSN 1474-9041

Bottom-up Approaches to Agency in Education

Guest Editor: CAROLA MICK


Carola Mick. Introduction. Discourse and Identity in Education

Iris E. Dumenden. Agency as the Acquisition of Capital: the role of one-on-one tutoring and mentoring in changing a refugee student’s educational trajectory

Bob Jeffrey & Geoff Troman. The Construction of Performative Identities

N. Geoffrey Bright. ‘Non-servile Virtuosi’ in Insubordinate Spaces: school disaffection, refusal and resistance in a former English coalfield

Dominique Portante. Enacted Agency as the Strategic Making of Selves in Plurilingual Literacy Events: framing agency and children as contributors to their own and others’ learning

Astrid Birgitte Eggen. Agency as the Ability andOpportunity to Participate in Evaluation as Knowledge Construction

Kirsten Hutchison. Homework through the Eyes of Children: what does visual ethnography invite us to see?

Carola Mick. Learner Agency

Dennis Beach. On Structure and Agency in Ethnographies of Education: examples from this special issue and more generally


Andrea Bernhard. Quality Assurance on the Road:Finland andAustria in comparison

Daniel Fischer. Educational Organisations as ‘Cultures of Consumption’: cultural contexts of consumer learning in schools

Radhika Gorur. Policy as Assemblage

Mairin Hennebry. Interactions between European Citizenship and Language Learning among Adolescent Europeans

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