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Vincent, Carol – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This paper explores how teachers respond to the requirement to promote 'fundamental British values' (FBV) to their pupils. It offers a preliminary analysis of data drawn from interviews with teachers and (mostly lesson) observations in schools. It argue that, first, the policy cannot be understood without a consideration of the multi-layered…
Descriptors: Social Values, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Vincent, Carol; Ball, Stephen; Rollock, Nicola; Gillborn, David – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2013
This paper draws on qualitative data exploring the experiences of first-generation middle-class Black Caribbean-heritage parents, their own parents, and their children. We focus on the different ways in which race and class intersect in shaping attitudes towards education and subsequent educational practices. We argue that the nature of racism has…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Middle Class, Blacks, Racial Bias
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Vincent, Carol; Rollock, Nicola; Ball, Stephen; Gillborn, David – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
This paper reports on qualitative data that focus on the educational strategies of middle-class parents of Black Caribbean heritage. Drawing on Bourdieu's key concepts of habitus, capital and field, our focus is an investigation of the differences that are apparent between respondent parents in their levels of involvement with regard to schools.…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Middle Class, Academic Achievement, Parent Participation
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Vincent, Carol; Ball, Stephen J.; Braun, Annette – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
The paper draws on an ESRC-funded study of 70 families in two London locations. It focuses on a set of contemporary and contradictory political discourses that work on and through the lives of working-class mothers and thereby create tensions and impossibilities within their lives. We illustrate the ways in which these women are positioned by and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employed Women, Mothers, Working Class
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Vincent, Carol; Ball, Stephen J.; Kemp, Sophie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2004
Childcare is a condensate of disparate social forces and social processes. It is gendered and classed. It is subject to an excess of policy and political discourse. It is increasingly a focus for commercial exploitation. This is a paper reporting on work in progress in an ESRC funded research project (R000239232) on the choice and provision of…
Descriptors: Child Care, Gender Issues, Middle Class, Social Influences
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Ranson, Stewart; Martin, Jane; Vincent, Carol – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2004
While recognition of the need to involve parents in the life of the school grows in public policy, anxiety continues at the intervention of 'the angry parent'. This paper seeks to develop understanding of this communicative action and apply it to a study of parental voice in schools that identified a number of expressions of 'storming'. The paper…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Parents
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Ball, Stephen J.; Vincent, Carol – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1998
Analyzes the patterns and variations of "grapevining," or social networks, through interviews with 172 parents who were in the process of choosing secondary schools for their children. Finds that there are three types of parent responses to using the grapevine as a means for school choice: (1) suspicion; (2) doubt; and (3) acceptance. (CMK)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Environment, Educational Quality, Parent Attitudes
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Vincent, Carol; Warren, Simon – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1998
Focuses on a parent education group that offers an accredited practical skills course aimed at familiarizing parents with educational activities suitable for young children. Examines the content of the course and the experiences of female students; the discourse of "sensitive mothering" and its application; and the relationships between…
Descriptors: Course Content, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Mothers