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Hemming, Peter J.; Roberts, Christopher – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Researchers have begun to explore the role that faith schools play in contemporary educational markets but the emphasis to date has been on urban rather than rural contexts. This article approaches the issue of marketisation through a qualitative case-study comparison of two Anglican primary schools in contrasting rural localities in England and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Factors, Parochial Schools, Christianity
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Platts, Chris; Smith, Andy – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Drawing upon data generated by 303 young male footballers employed in 21 professional clubs in England and Wales, this article explores some key aspects of players' masculinities, identities and engagement with education. Although many players described their educational experiences in largely negative terms, some aspired towards averageness, or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Athletes, Team Sports
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Evans, Ceryn – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Despite rates of participation in post-compulsory full-time education reaching approximately 84% in Wales, social class inequalities continue to shape young people's transitions from compulsory to post-compulsory education. This article draws upon data from a project which explored how young people's educational decisions and transitions in Wales,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transitional Programs, Compulsory Education, Late Adolescents
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Connolly, Mark; Haughton, Chantelle – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article investigates how risk perception amongst teachers within an outdoor educational initiative, Forest School, both shape and are shaped by their understandings of childhood, pedagogy and their own professional identity. Drawing on a social constructionist perspective in theorising risk and childhood, the article argues that contemporary,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk, Risk Management, Outdoor Education
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Evans, Rhiannon – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Social and emotional learning (SEL) has predominantly been conceptualised as a neurological process, which has precluded understanding of how social, cultural and material discourses inform the expression of emotional experiences. Gender remains a notable omission. This article explores the micro-practices through which gender structures the…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Sex, Intervention
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Gayle, Vernon; Murray, Susan; Connelly, Roxanne – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
In Britain, educational qualifications gained at school continue to play an important and central role in young people's educational and employment pathways. Recently there has been growing interest in documenting the lives of "ordinary" young people. In this paper we analyse the Youth Cohort Study of England and Wales in order to better…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Educational Attainment, Employment, Role of Education
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Preston, John – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
Children, and schools, are potent symbols of victimhood in industrial disasters. In the case of historical industrial disasters such as Aberfan and Flixborough, and in terms of preparation for future industrial disasters under Control of Major Accident Hazard regulations, communities are seen as passive responders to accidents. Moreover, following…
Descriptors: Accidents, Industry, Victims, Working Class
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Morrison, Andrew – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
This article details the findings of a study into lecturers' perceptions of undergraduate employability. The investigation employed interviews with the staff on a BA (Hons) in Education Studies course at a post-1992 university. The aim was to examine staff beliefs regarding their students' potential employability in the business and finance…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Employment Potential
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Allen, K.; Quinn, J.; Hollingworth, S.; Rose, A. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2013
In this paper we explore how the "employable" student and "ideal" future creative worker is prefigured, constructed and experienced through higher education work placements in the creative sector, based on a recent small-scale qualitative study. Drawing on interview data with students, staff and employers, we identify the…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Job Placement, Higher Education, Qualitative Research
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Thompson, Ron – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2009
This paper examines the class distribution of young people, aged 16-17 years, in colleges of further education (FE) using data from the Youth Cohort Study. It finds that, contrary to popular perceptions of FE colleges as being for "other people's children", middle-class students as well as working-class students are well represented.…
Descriptors: Working Class, Middle Class, Foreign Countries, Youth
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Barnes, L. Philip – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2009
This paper challenges the overly positive image of the contribution made by religious education in England and Wales to the attainment of liberal educational aims that was recently presented in this journal, in the context of a review symposium on a "festschrift" celebrating the work and achievements of the influential British religious…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Ideology
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Ringrose, Jessica – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
The present paper explores the conceptual limitations of the bully discourses that ground UK anti-bullying policy frameworks and psychological research literatures on school bullying, suggesting they largely ignore gender, (hetero)sexuality and the social, cultural and subjective dynamics of conflict and aggression among teen-aged girls. To…
Descriptors: Bullying, Psychological Studies, Females, School Choice
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Rogers, Chrissie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
This paper focuses on the experiences of British parents who have children identified with "special education needs" within mainstream education. Expectations of mainstream education can have a negative affect on parents when a child is unable to maintain his or her education within a mainstream school. In England and Wales,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Needs, Special Education, Context Effect
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Skelton, Christine – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
The work of Ulrich Beck, particularly his concept of the "individualised individual", is increasingly cited by educational social scientists. As yet, there have been few empirical investigations that consider how applicable and relevant is the notion of the "individualised individual" in understanding how people make sense of…
Descriptors: Social Class, Women Faculty, Higher Education, Individual Power
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Stevenson, Howard – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
This paper draws on research in three English Midlands local education authorities to analyse the changing role of the teacher trade union representative in schools. It focuses on representatives of the largest teachers' union in England and Wales--the National Union of Teachers. The paper draws on mainstream industrial relations literature, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Unions, Teacher Associations, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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