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Stewart, Kitty; Campbell, Tammy; Gambaro, Ludovica – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Evidence suggests that early education can promote children's development and narrow attainment gaps between those from lower-income and higher-income families. However, realisation of these potential benefits depends on many factors, feasibly including peer composition. We use national census data for a year-group cohort of children in England in…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Foreign Countries, Public Education, Cluster Grouping
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Morales, Danielle X.; Grineski, Sara E.; Collins, Timothy W. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
We examine separate and combined effects of children's body size and gender on school bullying victimization in the United States. Second-grade data for the 2012/13 school year from the US Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Cohort, 2011 were analyzed, hierarchical generalized logistic modeling was used, and three forms of school…
Descriptors: Human Body, Body Height, Body Weight, Gender Differences
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Collet-Sabé, Jordi; Martori, Joan Carles – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article presents the theoretical foundations, methodological approach and results of a school support project involving 154 primary school pupils, with low academic performance, in a region of Catalonia (Enxaneta Project). Drawing on the later work of Basic Bernstein, specifically his notion of pedagogic device, the project is based, on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Academic Achievement
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Heiskanen, Noora; Alasuutari, Maarit; Vehkakoski, Tanja – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The article critically discusses the practice of describing children's special educational needs (SEN) in early childhood education and care (ECEC) pedagogical documents. Documentation is understood as a form of governance. In current practice, documentation is extensively used in educational institutions. Even when the focus of documentation…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Documentation
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Stirrup, Julie; Evans, John; Davies, Brian – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Despite 50 years and more of "progressive education" in the United Kingdom, classed patterns of educational success and failure stubbornly prevail. So how, where and when does it all go wrong for the many children who continue to fail or underachieve? Drawing on the work of Basil Bernstein, this article centres processes within early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Play, Social Class
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Bradbury, Alice; Roberts-Holmes, Guy – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This paper explores the growing importance of measures of progress in judgements of schools' effectiveness in England, with a focus on the role of the early years (settings for children aged 2-5) in providing data for these measures. Qualitative data from a research project involving three diverse school-based and pre-compulsory early years…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Effectiveness, Outcome Measures, Early Childhood Education
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Dean, Jon – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
This article presents findings from a small qualitative case study of a youth volunteering brokerage organisation in England, operating in an area of selective state education. Data show how brokerage workers felt grammar schools managed their students in a concerted way to improve students' chances of attending university. Conversely, workers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Recruitment, Student Volunteers, Cultural Capital
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Farrell, Ann; Danby, Susan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
Homework is an increasing yet under-researched part of young children's everyday lives. Framed by the international agendas of starting strong and school accountability, homework in the lives of young children has been either overlooked or considered from the perspective of adults rather than from the perspective of children themselves. This paper…
Descriptors: Homework, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Decision Making
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McEvilly, Nollaig; Verheul, Martine; Atencio, Matthew – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
This paper focuses on one aspect of a qualitative study concerned with investigating the place and meaning of "physical education" to practitioners and children at three preschools in Scotland. We examine the ways in which the participants engaged with discourses related to physical activity and health in order to construct their…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Physical Activities
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Millei, Zsuzsa; Cliff, Ken – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
In this paper we study the effects of power in a bathroom, which is a rarely analysed space in preschools, using empirical examples from a semi-ethnographic study conducted in New South Wales, Australia. We demonstrate that educators' understanding and practices mostly consider their own positioning in discourses and come short in accounting for…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Sanitary Facilities, Observation, Discipline
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Nind, Melanie; Flewitt, Rosie; Payler, Jane – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
This paper tells of the social experiences of three four-year-old children with learning disabilities as they negotiate their daily lives in their homes and early education settings in England. We apply a social model of childhood disability to the relatively unexplored territory of young children and use vignettes drawn from video observation to…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Social Experience