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Ergin, Murat; Rankin, Bruce; Göksen, Fatos – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article examines the perceptions of education in Turkey, which refer to a nebulous package of formal education and a cultured stance. Guided by the literature on symbolic violence, we argue that underprivileged groups misrecognize arbitrary hierarchies by considering them just and inevitable. Elite tastes have been internalized by other…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Violence, Disadvantaged, Neoliberalism
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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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Göktürk, Duygun – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article focuses on the pedagogical project of the Hizmet Movement, with a special focus on its gender politics as they were activated and performed at one of the movement's schools in a peripheral rural city in western Turkey. Through an ethnographic, conversation-based account of female teachers as active and committed adherents of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Women Faculty, Social Action
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Çelik, Çetin – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Resilience research has increasingly gained ground in the field of education research, due to its potential for ameliorating inequalities. This article deals with the emergence of educational resilience, with particular attention to parental network structure, by employing a Bourdieusian social and cultural capital approach. While much of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Parents, Cultural Capital
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Cemalcilar, Zeynep; Göksen, Fatos – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
This article examines the effects of social capital on the likelihood of dropping out from the compulsory education system (Grades One through Eight) in Turkey. It focuses on the question of whether school-related social capital can provide the means to stay in school in the presence of risk factors such as socioeconomic status, race, or gender…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Enrollment Rate, Foreign Countries, Risk
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Pasztor, Adel – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
With reference to capital theories and rational choice theory, this paper aims to understand how abilities and schooling ambitions are intertwined with social class, gender and ethnicity. By drawing on 16 in-depth interviews carried out with highly educated second-generation Turks in the Netherlands, the paper discusses the resources,…
Descriptors: Social Class, Educational Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Role of Education
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Rankin, Bruce H.; Aytac, Isik A. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
Previous research highlights the continuing relevance of family culture in explaining educational inequalities in Turkey, especially patriarchal beliefs and practices that discourage investment in the education of girls. We extend that research by introducing two much-debated, but empirically untested, aspects of family culture--parental…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Females, Family Life, Educational Attainment
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Stevens, Peter A. J. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
This article employs ethnographic data gathered from one Belgian (Flemish) secondary school to explore the meaning Belgian and Turkish-speaking minority pupils enrolled in technical and vocational education attach to teacher racism and racial discrimination, and to explore variations between pupils in making claims of teacher racism. A symbolic…
Descriptors: Racial Discrimination, Educational Sociology, Ethnography, Vocational Education
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Faas, Daniel – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
This article investigates how 15-year-old white and Turkish students in two Inner London comprehensive schools, one in a predominantly working-class area (Millroad School) and the other in a more middle-class environment (Darwin School), construct their identities. Drawing on mainly qualitative data from documentary sources, focus groups and…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Working Class, Middle Class, Social Differences