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Understanding Sociological Theory for Educational Practices
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1. The unseen half: theories for educational practices Tania Ferfolja, Criss Jones Diaz and Jacqueline Ullman; Part I. Applying Poststructuralism: 2. Preservice teacher identities and the social construction of childhood Son Truong; 3. Gender and sexuality diversity, policy framings and the construction of the subject Tania Ferfolja; 4. Regulating 'gender climate': exploring the social construction of gender and sexuality in regional and rural Australian schools Jacqueline Ullman; Part II. Intersecting Theories for Meaning: Postcolonialism, Critical Race Theory and Cultural Theory: 5. Destabilising privilege: disrupting deficit thinking in white preservice teachers on professional experience in cultural diverse, high poverty schools Jo Lampert and Bruce Burnett; 6. More than cultural celebrations: Indigenous identities in school settings Marnee Shay; 7. Silences in growing up bi/multilingual in multicultural globalised societies: educators', families' and children's views of negotiating languages, identity and difference in childhood Criss Jones Diaz; 8. 'Disaffected' youth: intersections of class and ethnicity Mohamed Moustakim; Part III. Using Critical Theory: 9. Culture, hybridity and globalisation: rethinking multicultural education in schools Megan Watkins; 10. Social class and the classroom: a reflection on the role of schooling and mothering in the production and reproduction of disadvantage and privilege Kate Huppatz; 11. Digital literacies: understanding the literate practices of refugee kids in an after-school media club Karen Dooley; 12. Reflections on language and literacy: recognising what young people know and can do Jacqueline D'warte; 13. Final ruminations on the 'unseen half' Jacqueline Ullman, Criss Jones Diaz and Tania Ferfolja.

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This book introduces readers to the contemporary classroom through the lens of sociological theory.

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Tania Ferfolja is Associate Professor in Social and Cultural Diversity in the School of Education at the University of Western Sydney. Criss Jones Diaz is Senior Lecturer in Diversity Studies and Language Education at the University of Western Sydney. Jacqueline Ullman is Senior Lecturer in Adolescent Development, Behaviour and Wellbeing at the University of Western Sydney.

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