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Behtoui, Alireza – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Recent research demonstrates that, along with the family, the peer group and the school environment, extra-curricular activities are important contexts for young people's educational and social development. This article is the result of a survey conducted with a sample of young people in their last year of compulsory school in Sweden and examines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, After School Programs, Extracurricular Activities
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Thornberg, Robert – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Research on school bullying has its roots in the field of developmental and educational psychology, and appeals to the need for a theoretical and methodological widening in order to grasp its ambiguity and complexity. The article draws on ethnographic fieldwork in which 144 pupils and seven teachers participated from seven school classes in three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Bullying, Developmental Psychology
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Angervall, Petra; Erlandson, Peter; Gustafsson, Jan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The competitive university has brought about changes in structural conditions and created contradictions which are embedded in institutions. The present study is based on interviews with 42 early career researchers in the field of education sciences in Sweden. We analyse how members of this group handle career possibilities and limitations in…
Descriptors: Career Development, Gender Differences, Educational Researchers, Educational Resources
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Dovemark, Marianne; Holm, Ann-Sofie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
The aim of this article is to illustrate how Swedish schools construct different pedagogic identities in the way they marketize themselves. We examine through a Bernsteinian lens how upper secondary schools promote themselves; what identities are being called for by the schools and how these identities are expressed. Moreover, the article intends…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Marketing, Institutional Characteristics
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Isling Poromaa, Pär – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article examines the objective possibilities of Swedish schools to offer an equal and functional pedagogical practice for students' acquisition of knowledge and skills. The data consist of policy documents, observations, and interviews with students, teachers, and head teachers in three educational settings distinguished by different social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Institutional Characteristics, School Effectiveness
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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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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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Nordlander, Erica; Strandh, Mattias; Brännlund, Annica – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
This article investigates the relationship between class origin, educational attainment, and the capabilities of agency and voice. The main objectives are to investigate how class origin and educational attainment interact and to consider whether higher education reduces any structural inequalities in the social aspects of life. A longitudinal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Class, Educational Attainment, Individual Power
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von Otter, Cecilia; Stenberg, Sten-Åke – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
We analyse the utility of social capital for children's achievement, and if this utility interacts with family human capital and the quality of the parent-child relationship. Our focus is on parental activities directly related to children's school work. Our data stem from a Swedish cohort born in 1953 and consist of both survey and register data.…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Human Capital, Parent Child Relationship, Academic Achievement
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Olson, Maria; Fejes, Andreas; Dahlstedt, Magnus; Nicoll, Katherine – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
This paper explores citizenship discourses empirically through upper secondary school student's understandings, as these emerge in and through their everyday experiences. Drawing on a post-structuralist theorisation inspired by the work of Michel Foucault, a discourse analysis of data from interviews with students is carried out. This analysis…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Secondary School Students, Discourse Analysis, Student Experience
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Erlandson, Peter; Beach, Dennis – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
This article is part of a project that seeks in part to explore how students understand and use the concept of intelligence. It is based on an ethnographically contextualized study of linguistic events and was conducted in an inner-city upper secondary school in Sweden. The article shows that the concept of intelligence is not spontaneously used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence, Secondary School Students, Urban Schools
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Karlsson, Marie; Lofdahl, Annica; Prieto, Hector Perez – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2013
This article aims to contribute to our understanding of how moral aspects of parents' choices of preschool play a part in the processes of marketisation and privatisation of childcare in Sweden. The paper explores parents' narratives of preschool choice as moral claims of parental identities. The analysed data are based on a study of how parents…
Descriptors: School Choice, Parents, Moral Values, Foreign Countries
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Daoud, Adel; Puaca, Goran – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
Based on interviews with and questionnaires completed by upper secondary school pupils (n = 27) from academic and vocational programmes, respectively, the present paper focuses on some of the social and individual conditions that precede the individual decision-making process in education transitions. The paper shows that an organic view of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Decision Making, Interviews, Questionnaires
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Beach, Dennis; Sernhede, Ove – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
In this article, using data from ethnographic research, we try to present some glimpses of the way education is described as an experience and possibility "from below", by pupils who grow up and study in schools in the most segregated and territorially stigmatized suburbs on the outskirts of our major cities. What we feel they describe…
Descriptors: Citizenship, School Segregation, Disadvantaged, Ethnography
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Dahlstedt, Magnus – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2009
In Sweden, calls for partnership between state institutions and local communities punctuate discussions of a number of areas of public policy. In this article, the discourse of partnership is analyzed in recent developments in Swedish educational policy, and particularly the involvement of "immigrant parents" as partners collaborating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Immigrants
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