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Gorard, Stephen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
This paper uses reports from 13,000 Grade Nine pupils in five countries to examine issues such as whether they were treated fairly at school, trust their teachers and adults in wider society, are willing to sacrifice teacher attention to help others, and support the cultural integration of recent immigrants. Using such reports as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Adolescent Attitudes, Justice
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DePalma, Renee; Membiela, Pedro; Pazos, Mercedes Suarez – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
This article provides a vision of school disciplinary strategies as provided by childhood school memories of practicing or unemployed teachers. This narrative approach allows us to understand the school and its daily routines and rituals from an insiders' point of view, drawing upon the double perspective teachers employ when reflecting on their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Classroom Environment
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Brown, Tony; England, Janice – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2004
This paper addresses the issue of how human beings construct themselves as subjects and the parameters within which this is achieved. We question models in which idealism shapes the trajectory of identity formation and consider how identity might be seen alternatively as a somewhat awkward amalgam of identifications with diverse discursive…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teacher Researchers
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Menchik, Daniel A. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2004
The use of the Internet in the classroom has often been characterized as a practice that disconnects the teacher from traditional forms of externally imposed influence. This paper examines this assertion by mapping the emerging field of cybereducation and considering how endemic knowledge is contextualized by national curricular authorities. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Chambers, Deborah; Van Loon, Joost; Tincknell, Estella – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2004
This paper examines the discourses of morality drawn on by secondary school teachers in England to describe their attitudes to pupils' developing sexual identities. Although teachers recognized their own formative role in the sexual socialization of pupils and identified homophobic attitudes among boys, they were ambivalent about how far they…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Gender Issues
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Munt, Valerie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2004
This paper is drawn from a recent microhistory of teacher stress, a genealogical inquiry that reveals the debilitating effects of a 'game of truth' called 'economic rationalism' on South Australian teachers during the last two decades of the twentieth century. It explores the everyday stresses of teaching through extracts from the teachers' oral…
Descriptors: Policy, Mass Media, Teacher Burnout, Free Enterprise System
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Elliott, Brian; MacLennan, David – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1994
Contends that conservative critiques of education and proposals for reform are similar in Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. Describes and analyzes New Right criticisms of education and conservative efforts to promote business values and market-based economics. (CFR)
Descriptors: Conservatism, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives
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Mwansa, Dickson M. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1995
Reveals that literacy training in small, rural, and primitive communities can affect demonstrable changes in the feelings, attitudes, and well-being of its participants. Utilized interviews, discussions, and observations at two sites in Zambia to highlight the outcomes of literacy training. Discusses the program's weaknesses as well as strengths.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Adult Students
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Daniels, Harry – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1995
Investigates the relationship between the social organization and educational practices of schools and how they relate to students' ability to recognize differences between curriculum-specific talk. The study recorded students' observations regarding Mathematics and Art to determine their ability to speak in subject-specific ways teachers deem…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Communication (Thought Transfer)