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Leaney, Sarah – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article builds upon a tradition of feminist critical engagements with Bourdieu, developing the concept of 'foregrounded history' as a way to conceptualise the temporal and affective in processes of habitus formation. Through analysis of affects 'produced through the social encounter' within everyday childhoods on a British council estate, the…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Personality Traits, Psychological Patterns, Personality Development
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Ye, Rebecca; Nylander, Erik – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
This paper explores the process of transnational institutional matching between elite institutions in Singapore and Great Britain, and the role of state-sponsored scholarships in enabling this process as political and administrative elites are selected and groomed. Using data gathered from in-depth interviews conducted with Singaporean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reputation, Interviews, Undergraduate Students
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Tholen, Gerbrand – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
Traditionally theorists who have written about agency and structure have eschewed empirical research. This article uses the findings of an empirical study into graduate employability to inform the sociological debate on how they relate to each other. The study examined how Dutch and British final-year students approach the labour market right…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, College Seniors, College Graduates
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Jones, Ken – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
In this article, the author explores these questions--from what position, with what focus, and through what methods can a history be produced that is sensible of the conflicts and passions of its own time, and that can illuminate those of the past?--estimating that the books under review in several ways invite such a demanding reading. Gary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Values, Social Systems
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Fisher, Pamela; Fisher, Roy – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2009
The present paper explores the fascist vision for education in 1930s Britain through the presentation of extracts from official publications of the British Union of Fascists (BUF), as well as from the writings of Party members. The paper presents a socio-historical study of British adherents to fascism and provides an account of their thinking in…
Descriptors: Authoritarianism, Social History, Educational History, Politics of Education
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Gorard, Stephen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
This paper re-considers some of the evidence for low and declining social mobility in Britain, showing that one study based on a re-analysis of cohort figures appears to have had an impact on policy-makers out of all proportion to its scale and rigor. The study claimed to show that the income of parents and children were more closely related for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Mobility, Inferences, Theory Practice Relationship
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Power, Sally – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2000
Examines whether there is a connection among various elements of the middle class with educational pathways. Explores data gathered during a longitudinal research project. Indicates that educational pathways influence occupational locations, while school sector may contribute to whether one selects employment in the public or private sector.…
Descriptors: Educational Background, Educational Research, Educational Sociology, Foreign Countries
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Gorard, Stephen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2000
Focuses on two general groups of methods that can be used to calculate achievement gaps between groups of students. States that the methods produce radically different results. Considers both of these methods and related problems in the calculation of achievement gaps in solving the contradiction between the two methods. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Avis, James – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1984
British students enrolled in a pre-vocational Certificate of Further Education (CFE) program were interviewed to determine their attitudes towards and views of the program. The students were very committed to the program because they saw it as a means to an end, e.g., as a way to enter another course. (RM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Education, Continuing Education, Foreign Countries
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Cooper, Barry – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1983
Drawing on a recent empirical study of curriculum change in English secondary school mathematics and on the work of Kuhn, Bucher and Strauss, Archer, and Bhaskar, a tentative model for analyzing how and why changes occur in the legitimacy of particular definitions of secondary school mathematics and science subjects is developed. (Author/IS)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational History
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Wallace, Gwen; Tickle, Les – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1983
British middle schools, which were originally developed to minimize ability grouping, are coming under pressure from industry and government to group pupils. The history and response of six middle schools to these pressures are discussed. (IS)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Comparative Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Walford, Geoffrey – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1983
Data from a study of physics postgraduate research students are used in an attempt to predict the possible effects on university research of any reductions in the numbers of graduate students. Manpower needs are only one important criterion in formulating policy on future numbers of graduate students. (Author/IS)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Schuller, Tom; Robertson, Don – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1983
In order to understand the factors which influence success or failure for adult students, a group of shop stewards attending a union training program were studied. The chief determinant of individual success was the attitude of the convenor, a higher level union official, who shaped behavior and attitudes toward learning. (IS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Comparative Education, Course Evaluation
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Szreter, R. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1983
The articles and reviews in three British journals--the British Journal of Sociology, Sociological Review, and Sociology--were examined to determine (1) what they published regarding educational sociology; (2) the way in which they reflected the qualitative changes of emphases in the field; and (3) the backgrounds of the authors. (RM)
Descriptors: Authors, Comparative Education, Content Analysis, Educational Research
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Skelton, Christine – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1997
Explores the relationships between primary-aged boys, hegemonic masculinities, and sexualized/violent behaviors in the school setting. Shows that hegemonic masculinities vary from school to school and that boys draw upon, negotiate, and reject aspects of the hegemonic masculinity of the school in the process of constructing their masculine…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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