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Edwards, Tony – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
Olive Banks' study of the sharp contrasts of "parity and prestige" in English secondary education was published when sociological study of education was only beginning in Britain. It fitted neatly into that study's preoccupation with the interactions of social class, educational opportunity and social mobility. This paper is not an…
Descriptors: Relationship, Social Class, Social Mobility, Educational Opportunities
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Sharma, Shiam; Meighan, Roland – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1980
Questions why girls, who perform at least as well as boys in mathematical reasoning until the age of 11, experience an ever-decreasing set of educational possibilities and consequential achievements during the secondary years of schooling. Relates sex stereotyping to differences in mathematics achievement among male and female students in…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Mathematics Education, Secondary Education
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Shepherd, John; Vulliamy, Graham – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1983
Unlike in England, no overt culture clash was found in Ontario, Canada, secondary schools between "school" music and "student's" music. However, in both countries the form and content of school music convey a dominant ideology. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Sociology
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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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Berends, Mark – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1995
Examines how the practice of tracking affects students' social bonding with their school. Discovers that tracking creates a polarization between students. Higher level tracked students accept the schools demands as normative, while lower tracked students rebel and often drop out. Includes statistical tables on drop-out rates and other variables.…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Attendance, Educational Discrimination, High Risk Students
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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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Hunt, F. J. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1982
Explores the relationship between education and the economy by examining recent developments and trends in Australian education. (AM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Economic Climate, Educational Finance, Educational Policy
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Saunders, Murray – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1982
Analyzes Tanzania's efforts to modify the secondary curriculum by unifying academics and productive work. Teachers have not adopted the new approach. The author suggests that teachers' reactions are affected by the relationship between schools and the division of labor, difficulties of specifying what unity means, and problems of school…
Descriptors: Curriculum Problems, Educational Sociology, Practical Arts, School Organization