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Atlay, Cansu; Tieben, Nicole; Fauth, Benjamin; Hillmert, Steffen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Building on the sociological work by Lareau, this study examined the association between students' socioeconomic background, prior achievement and the perception of teacher support within the classroom. We expected that students from higher socioeconomic backgrounds would be more critical about the support they receive in the classroom and rate…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Correlation
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Lewis, Steven – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article examines emerging techniques of educational governance--based on time, difference and potential--enabled by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's PISA-based Test for Schools ('PISA for Schools'). I show how PISA for Schools facilitates the production of difference through comparative test data, allowing educators…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Buddeberg, Magdalena; Hornberg, Sabine – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Modern societies are characterised by forms of acceleration, which influence social processes. Sociologist Hartmut Rosa has systematised temporal structures by focusing on three categories of social acceleration: technical acceleration, acceleration of social change, and acceleration of the pace of life. All three processes of acceleration are…
Descriptors: Time, Social Change, Technological Advancement, Life Style
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Bodovski, Katerina; Jeon, Haram; Byun, Soo-yong – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Using the 2000 and 2009 waves of Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) data, we examined the relationships between family socio-economic status (SES), cultural capital, and reading achievement among students in five post-socialist Eastern European countries while comparing the findings with three Western bench-marking countries.…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Correlation
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Pitzalis, Marco; Porcu, Mariano – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Rather than assessing its causal effect on educational attainment, the authors of this article aim to use the concept of cultural capital to define a huge, complex and interconnected collection of educational and school strategies adopted by students and families and to examine the way that these strategies are related to school inequalities. Data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Strategies, Cultural Capital, National Surveys
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Loughland, Tony; Sriprakash, Arathi – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
This article draws on the sociology of Basil Bernstein to show how his detailed theories of "recontextualisation" and the "pedagogic device" provide useful analytic levers to examine the politics of educational change. We focus on recent policy developments that have significantly impacted Australian school education: the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Educational Sociology, Educational Change
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Puzic, Saša; Gregurovic, Margareta; Košutic, Iva – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
Using PISA 2009 data for Croatia, this paper addresses the relationship between socio-economic background, cultural capital and educational attainment. Following Bourdieu, we emphasized the importance of interpreting cultural capital effects as effects of family habitus. The results indicated that the material and the relational dimension of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Capital, Attitude Change, Achievement Tests
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Matsuoka, Ryoji – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
While shadow education, organized learning activities outside formal school, has grown greatly around the world, the relationship between formal schooling and shadow education has not been well investigated. This study is therefore intended to empirically test whether formal education's structure (i.e. tracking) affects students' shadow education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Demography, Socioeconomic Status, Tutoring
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Mateju, Petr; Smith, Michael L. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
This article examines gender gaps in academic performance (grades in mathematics and reading) between boys and girls of ninth-grade elementary schools in the Czech Republic. Our analysis is based on 2003 data from the Programme for International Student Assessment, encompassing the academic performance and family background of ninth-grade pupils.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Grade 9, Elementary School Students
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Simonová, Natalie; Soukup, Petr – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
The main objective of this paper is to show to what extent and why students with the same academic aptitude but different social backgrounds have different odds of entering university. For our analysis, we separated primary and secondary factors of social origin in the formation of educational inequalities. The results show that the primary and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Aspiration, Social Differences, Cultural Capital
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Lingard, Bob; Sellar, Sam; Savage, Glenn C. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
This paper examines the re-articulation of social justice as equity in schooling policy through national and global testing and data infrastructures. It focuses on the Australian National Assessment Program--Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). We analyse the discursive reconstitution…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Policy, Power Structure, Equal Education
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Edwards, Richard; Carney, Stephen; Ambrosius, Ulla; Lauder, Hugh – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
This article presents the authors' review of "Globalizing education, educating the local: how method made us mad," by Ian Stronach. In the opening chapter of their highly influential 1997 book "Education Research Undone: The Postmodern Embrace," Ian Stronach and Maggie MacLure draw upon the work of Derrida to argue for…
Descriptors: Educational Researchers, Global Approach, Educational Practices, Educational Philosophy
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Mateakeju, Petr; Strakova, Jana – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
Among the more relevant questions in educational research is how the governments and policy-makers in transition countries address the high educational inequality inherited from the past and what policies they develop in order to reduce the strong effects of the background family and the type of school on students' achievements, their aspirations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Educational Research, Compulsory Education