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Scharf, Jan; Hadjar, Andreas; Grecu, Alyssa – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Many approaches to explaining educational inequalities relate explicitly and implicitly to benefits of education, and rational choice theories in particular consider monetary benefits. We specify a concept of the value of education that allows for an empirical analysis of educational benefits, considering both monetary and non-monetary dimensions…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Benefits, Foreign Countries, Values Education
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Holloway, Jessica – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article analyzes the constitutive and productive effects of one US middle school's teacher evaluation system, and the way it operates to (re)make teacher subjects. Using transcripts from interviews with teachers and evaluators, as well as policy and system protocol documents, the article demonstrates how a positive evaluation discourse has…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Accountability, Epistemology
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Barg, Katherin – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article analyses the association between social class and parent-¬≠initiated contact with teachers. Hypotheses are derived from Lareau's theory on 'concerted cultivation' and status maintenance theory on rational educational decision-making. Data from a national survey on French students traversing secondary school are used to study social…
Descriptors: Social Class, Social Differences, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Lam, Beatrice Oi-yeung; Byun, Soo-yong; Lee, Moosung – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Since the mid-1990s, important education policy changes, such as the growth of Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) schools and the reform of the medium of instruction (MOI) policy, have been made in Hong Kong. Little is known about their impact on school segregation and educational inequality. We address this issue using six successive cycles of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Educational Discrimination, Secondary Schools
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Variyan, George – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article is based on a multi-site study of teachers in elite private schools in Australia. Teachers' accounts from this study bring nuance to the reasons one might short-handedly expect they have in working for these exclusive institutions. It is not that everyday motivations don't matter, for example, the financial compensations, the…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Single Sex Colleges, Advantaged, Teacher Attitudes
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Karlidag-Dennis, Ecem; McGrath, Simon; Stevenson, Howard – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article discusses the changes in basic education in Turkey, with a particular focus on religious education and its ramifications for the education system. The latest education reform, 4 + 4 + 4 (or 4+), the largest education reform in recent Turkish history, has brought radical changes to the school system regarding religious education. For…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Teacher Attitudes, Unions
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Andersen, Ida Gran; Andersen, Simon Calmar – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Research in the sociology of education argues that the educational system provides different learning opportunities for students with different socioeconomic backgrounds and that this circumstance makes the educational process an important institutional context for the reproduction of educational inequality. Using combined survey and register data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Centered Learning, Academic Achievement, Equal Education
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Wong, Ting-Hong – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Bernstein's theory of the pedagogic device has two under-developed elements as far as its treatments of evaluative rules are concerned. It has never explained the processes through which an assessment's hegemony is erected, and it overlooks the fact that evaluations can also be crucial apparatuses in social selection and exclusion. Using the…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Educational Change
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Carolan, Brian V. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
Building from the classic Wisconsin model of status attainment, this study examines whether a specific style of parenting, concerted cultivation, and a close friend's school-related attitudes and behaviors mediate the relationship between a family's socioeconomic status and their child's academic achievement in the United States. Using a recursive…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High School Students, Socioeconomic Status, Correlation
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Behtoui, Alireza; Neergaard, Anders – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
Based on Bourdieu's conceptualization of social capital (the social stratification perspective), this study examines the impact of social capital on the educational outcomes of young people in Sweden, with a focus on the extra-familial aspect of social capital -- that is, social capital generated by parental networks and active membership in…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education
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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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Borg, Elin – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
Latent profile analysis was used to identify different categories of students having different "profiles" using self-reported classroom behaviour. Four categories of students with unique classroom behaviour profiles were identified among secondary school students in Oslo, Norway (n = 1570). Analyses examined how classroom behaviour…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Gender Differences, Secondary School Students, Student Behavior
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Horton, Paul – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
While researchers agree that note passing is predominantly an activity engaged in by girls, there has been relatively little consideration of why this is the case. In this article, I argue that gendered expectations about the appropriate characters of boys and girls in Vietnam are incorporated into the disciplinary framework of schools, and that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Behavior, Gender Differences, Discipline
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Scholes, Laura – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
Exploring the diverse nature of students' interpretations of their reading experiences, this study moves beyond broad generalizations about boys and girls to consider complexities inherent in the social processes that influence students' engagement in reading. While the study aimed to develop understandings about the ways notions of masculinity…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Masculinity, Males, Females
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Bodovski, Katerina – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
This study makes two contributions to the literature. First, it bridges the sociological discussion of social class habitus with psychological notions of adolescents' educational expectations, locus of control, and self-concepts. Second, it empirically examines the relationships between early employed parental practices and expectations and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Parent Attitudes, Expectation, Parent Influence
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