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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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Charlier, Jean-Émile; Panait, Oana Marina – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article proposes an inquiry into Foucault's approach of subjectivation, extending it to the institutional actors and individual subjects in the educational field in the Global South. The article takes Senegal as a case study and examines the reactions of these categories of actors to the Education for All global policy and to the national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Global Approach, Access to 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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Allen, Ansgar – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
This paper argues that, despite the obvious and important differences between high-stakes and low-stakes assessment, there remain important points in common. These manifest themselves at a sociological level, where each tradition of assessment shares a similar disposition towards power. It is argued that both high-stakes and low-stakes assessment,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Stakes Tests, Educational Assessment, Elementary Schools
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Macknight, Vicki – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
This paper is written to draw attention to the ideal knower and the logic of knowledge embedded in curricula. New logics and new knowers, I argue, are conjured with the hope they will be capable of succeeding in curriculum designers' imagined future. I frame this discussion in terms of debates about the place of knowledge in the sociology of…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Logical Thinking, Primary Education, Foreign Countries
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Brehony, Kevin J.; Deem, Rosemary – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
This paper examines claims that recent reforms to UK education have led to significant organisational changes in primary school and higher education. It also examines two main theoretical explanations for these, namely post-Fordism and New Managerialism. Examples of changes in both schools and universities, including flexibility and teamwork, are…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Administration
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Crozier, Gill – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
This paper focuses on the educational experiences of a group of African Caribbean and mixed "race" young people from the perspectives of their parents. The discussion is set within a national context where children of African Caribbean origin are one of the lowest achieving minority ethnic groups in the UK and are disproportionately one…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Educational Experience, Minority Groups, Foreign Countries
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Jones, Alison – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2004
Foucault's view of the body as a detailed text from which can be read a system of power is used to consider some aspects of contemporary teacher work. In particular, this paper considers the impact on primary school teachers of social anxiety about touching children. One effect has been an intensification of self-surveillance by teachers, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Associations, Anxiety, Teacher Attitudes
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Smyth, John – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2004
This paper argues that growing inequalities make it imperative that schools reinvent themselves around the issue of social justice. Through a case study of an Australian primary school, teacher-based forms of social capital are explored revealing progressive pedagogies to be an important precursor to the 'socially just school'.
Descriptors: Justice, Social Capital, Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools