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Lee, Sunghoe – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This biographical case study explores how two South Korean middle-aged married women have managed their career and their family commitments over the period of 9 years after their mature higher education. In doing this, this study focuses on the role of agency with reference to the structure of gender throughout these women's experiences.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Adults, Spouses
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Baker, Zoe – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to critically evaluate Archer's reflexive modalities in relation to Further Education (FE) students' higher education (HE) decision-making and choices. To do this, it draws on data from a qualitative, longitudinal narrative inquiry that explored how socioeconomically under-represented FE students made their HE…
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Choice, Disproportionate Representation, Individual Power
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Souto-Otero, Manuel; Whitworth, Adam – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
"Delayed participation" in higher education (HE) is an increasingly important feature of modern HE systems in many countries. Despite this, surprisingly little empirical research has been undertaken seeking to better understand levels of delayed adult participation in HE across Europe. The present article responds to this gap by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Student Participation, Higher Education
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Tett, Lyn – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
The impact of participation in adult literacy programmes on learners' identities is examined through an interrogation of their past and current experiences and the assessment of the effect of particular pedagogies. The findings show how learners' positive experiences in their programmes had caused them to re-evaluate their previous understandings…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Identification (Psychology), Student Experience, Adult Students
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Mallman, Mark; Lee, Helen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
Research on the socially-situated nature of learning shows how practices and identities are affected by participation in communities, but very little is known about how mature-age students experience the relational dynamics of university. Based on data from a qualitative study of first-year students, we consider written accounts by older learners…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Learning Theories, Higher Education, Academic Aspiration
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Tarlau, Rebecca – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
In 2014, Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-first Century" rocked the economic and political world, with its argument that inequality is destined to increase; in the field of education, however, this book has been almost entirely ignored. I argue that Piketty's treatise is relevant to educational theories for three reasons: his…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Human Capital, Social Theories, Social Mobility
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Brooks, Rachel – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
Extant research on family migration for education has focused almost exclusively on the education of children. We thus know very little about family migration when it is driven by the educational projects of parents. To begin to redress this gap, this paper explores the experiences of families who have moved to the United Kingdom primarily to…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Parents, Dependents, Migrants
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Busher, Hugh; James, Nalita; Piela, Anna; Palmer, Anna-Marie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
Adult learners on Access to Higher Education courses struggled with institutional and social structures to attend their courses, but transformed their identities as learners through them. Although asymmetrical power relationships dominated the intentional learning communities of their courses, their work was facilitated by collaborative cultures…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Higher Education, Access to Education
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Shuker, Lucie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
"Selling yourself" through personal statements and interviews is now a standard practice for university applicants. This article draws on a multi-case-study research project to report on the self-marketing orientations of students within three 16-19 institutions in England. These orientations (active/passive; internal/external;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Colleges, Marketing
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Shain, Farzana – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
The disturbances that took place across English towns and cities in 2011 raised significant debate and discussion about their causes and the motivations of the "rioters". Media and official explanations citing criminality and opportunism, repeated the now familiar narratives of cultural deficit, blaming absent fathers, poor parenting and…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Aspiration, Social Mobility, Social Discrimination
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Price, Anne; Mansfield, Caroline; McConney, Andrew – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
This article considers the construct of "teacher resilience" from critical discourse and labour process perspectives in order to cast new light on what has been traditionally viewed from a psychological perspective. In this respect, the construct of resilience is placed in the broad political landscape of teachers' work and the labour…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Adult Education, Faculty Mobility, Educational Change
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Tomlinson, Sally – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
This article constitutes a short personal tribute to Len Barton in honour of his work and our collegial relationship going back over 30 years. It covers how Len saw his intellectual project of providing critical sociological and political perspectives on special education, disability and inclusion, and his own radical political perspectives. Len's…
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education, Disabilities, Political Issues
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Barton, Len – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
A special issue of the "British Journal of Sociology of Education" has been devoted to an examination of Disability and Inclusive Education. The authors of the papers in this issue have all made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge and understanding in these fields of study. Overall, they have provided a comprehensive, valuable…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Educational Sociology, Disabilities, Research Needs
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Yoon, Ee-Seul; Gulson, Kalervo N. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
This paper examines the links between language, social difference and political domination in the practices of parental school choice at the heart of a global city, Vancouver. Vancouver is a highly diverse city, especially in terms of language. Its inner city is replete with multiple languages whose exchange values are not equal. In this context,…
Descriptors: Middle Class, School Choice, Multilingualism, Social Differences
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Daniels, Harry – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
This paper is concerned with the way we understand and investigate the relationship between human functioning and social setting. The central argument draws on the work of Bernstein and Vygotsky. A novel approach to the study of the mutual shaping of human action and institutional settings is developed and an empirical example of its application…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Welfare, Organizational Development, Professional Development
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