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Holligan, Chris – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Cultural reproduction is rarely, if ever, theorised through clandestine practices of sexual offending by teachers in the gendered hierarchies of state schools. Drawing upon Freedom of Information requests and other official qualitative data provided by a U.K. teaching council, this article endeavours to explain the form of a gendered cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Gender Issues, Identification (Psychology)
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Tett, Lyn – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
The impact of participation in adult literacy programmes on learners' identities is examined through an interrogation of their past and current experiences and the assessment of the effect of particular pedagogies. The findings show how learners' positive experiences in their programmes had caused them to re-evaluate their previous understandings…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Identification (Psychology), Student Experience, Adult Students
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Forbes, Joan; Lingard, Bob – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
This paper examines how high levels of social-cultural connectedness and academic excellence, inflected by gender and social class, constitute a particular school habitus of "assured optimism" at an elite Scottish girls' school. In Bourdieuian terms, Dalrymple is a "forcing ground" for the "intense cultivation" of a…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Females, Private Schools, Single Sex Schools
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Raffe, David; Croxford, Linda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
This paper asks whether the institutional hierarchies defined by "golden triangle", other Russell Group, other pre-1992 and post-1992 universities in England, and by ancient, old and new universities in Scotland, have become weaker since the 1990s. Using indicators constructed from Universities and Colleges Admissions Service data for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Stratification, Institutional Characteristics
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McEvilly, Nollaig; Verheul, Martine; Atencio, Matthew – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
This paper focuses on one aspect of a qualitative study concerned with investigating the place and meaning of "physical education" to practitioners and children at three preschools in Scotland. We examine the ways in which the participants engaged with discourses related to physical activity and health in order to construct their…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Physical Activities
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Holligan, Chris; Wilson, Michael – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
Drawing on insights from phenomenological sociology and various strands of socio-cultural theory, this paper reports the findings of a qualitative investigation into critical incidents as formative influences in the research orientation and research cultivation of 22 academics working in research-intensive university education departments. The…
Descriptors: Critical Incidents Method, Research Universities, Educational Research, Educational Researchers
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Allan, Julie; Harwood, Valerie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
The medicalisation of the behaviour of children is a phenomenon that is attracting growing attention, with particular concern about the increased likelihood of children living in disadvantaged contexts receiving a medical diagnosis, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and treatment. This paper reports on a study of professionals…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Disadvantaged Youth, Foreign Countries
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Horne, John; Lingard, Bob; Weiner, Gaby; Forbes, Joan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
This paper draws on a research study into the existence and use of different forms of capital--including social, cultural and physical capital--in three independent schools in Scotland. We were interested in understanding how these forms of capital work to produce and reproduce "advantage" and "privilege". Analysis is framed by…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Private Schools, Foreign Countries, Social Capital
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Christie, Hazel – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2009
This paper offers an interpretation of the role of emotions in understanding the transitions that young people make to university. I draw on qualitative research with a group of non-traditional students, entering elite universities, to argue that youth transitions are emotional as well instrumental affairs. I argue that choice-making processes…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns, Developmental Studies Programs
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Taylor, Yvette – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
This article aims to address concerns about schools as locations where students grapple, materially and subjectively, with class-based notions of femininity, the promotion of heterosexuality and the support of hetero-normative, middle-class families against, and in contrast with, their own working-class families, identities and experiences. Two…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality, Working Class
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Buston, Katie; Wight, Daniel; Scott, Sue – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2001
Draws on data from schools in Scotland (n=25) to consider how teachers talk about sex education and look at the factors that shape provision at the school and teacher levels. Finds that four interrelated factors are important in understanding the provision of sex education in the classroom. Provides references. (Author/PAL)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education