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Savas, Gokhan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
This paper reviews the existing literature to discuss how critical race theory has been applied as a theoretical framework to higher educational research in the United States and what its contributions are. To provide necessary context, I will discuss race and racism in the United States, the background of US higher education in relation to race,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Critical Theory, Race
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Clegg, Sue – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
The paper argues that a critical realist perspective can contribute to a critique of evidence-based practice, while at the same time not abandoning the idea of evidence altogether. The paper is structured around a number of related themes: the sociopolitics of "evidence-based"; epistemological roots and a critical realist critique; the debate in…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Educational Research, Epistemology, Teaching Methods
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Walker, S. A. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1980
This review of "The Language of Teaching" (Edwards and Furlong, 1978) suggests that its most valuable contribution is to the further development of sociolinguistic research in classrooms and to the advancement of sociological analysis of education. The book reports the author's investigation of patterns of classroom communication and language…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Educational Research, Educational Sociology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gleeson, Denis – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1981
Analyzes how vocational education teachers on the high school level in Great Britain perceive the role of teacher in relation to their perceptions of occupational status within their former trades. Emphasis is placed on the uneasy coexistence which is seen to characterize the relations between education and training. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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King, Ronald – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1980
Considers the sociological research of Max Weber in relation to recent sociology of education. Elements of his approach (social action, power, authority and bureaucracy, ideology, and class) are compared with other approaches. Journal available from Carfax Publishing Co., Haddon House, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxford 0X9 8JZ, England. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Educational Sociology, Elementary Secondary Education