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Tarlau, Rebecca – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
In 2014, Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-first Century" rocked the economic and political world, with its argument that inequality is destined to increase; in the field of education, however, this book has been almost entirely ignored. I argue that Piketty's treatise is relevant to educational theories for three reasons: his…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Human Capital, Social Theories, Social Mobility
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Rogers, Chrissie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
This article presents the author's review of three books: (1) "The irregular school: exclusion, schooling and inclusive education," by Roger Slee; (2) "Confronting obstacles to inclusion: international responses to developing inclusive education," edited by Richard Rose; and (3) ""Hanging in with the kids" in tough times: engagement in contexts of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Government Role, Instructional Leadership, Books
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Edwards, Richard; Carney, Stephen; Ambrosius, Ulla; Lauder, Hugh – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
This article presents the authors' review of "Globalizing education, educating the local: how method made us mad," by Ian Stronach. In the opening chapter of their highly influential 1997 book "Education Research Undone: The Postmodern Embrace," Ian Stronach and Maggie MacLure draw upon the work of Derrida to argue for…
Descriptors: Educational Researchers, Global Approach, Educational Practices, Educational Philosophy
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Harris, David – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
Higher education is commonly described as offering combinations of work and leisure, but the implied relationship is often limited. Different conceptions of leisure, especially leisure as pleasurable experience, raise new possibilities for seeing academic activity itself as leisure in several important senses. The importance of identifying…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Selection, Identification
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Nayak, Anoop; Williamson, Howard; Bjork, Mikela; Restler, Victoria; Anyon, Jean – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
This article presents a review of "Lost youth in the global city: class, culture and the urban imaginary," by Jo-Anne Dillabough and Jacqueline Kennelly. In many ways the "juke-box boys" would today form a stratum of the "lost youth" that Jo-Anne Dillabough and Jacqueline Kennelly discuss in their thoughtful account…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Subcultures, Research Methodology, Adolescents
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Shain, Farzana – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
The disturbances that took place across English towns and cities in 2011 raised significant debate and discussion about their causes and the motivations of the "rioters". Media and official explanations citing criminality and opportunism, repeated the now familiar narratives of cultural deficit, blaming absent fathers, poor parenting and…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Aspiration, Social Mobility, Social Discrimination
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Price, Anne; Mansfield, Caroline; McConney, Andrew – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
This article considers the construct of "teacher resilience" from critical discourse and labour process perspectives in order to cast new light on what has been traditionally viewed from a psychological perspective. In this respect, the construct of resilience is placed in the broad political landscape of teachers' work and the labour…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Adult Education, Faculty Mobility, Educational Change
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Barrett, Brian D. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
This paper draws on the theory of Basil Bernstein and on more recent applications of it by Rob Moore, John Beck and Michael Young to respond to recent calls for the replacement of discipline-based university faculties and departments with "problem-based" curricula and programmes of study. It considers, particularly, the potential…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Universities, Problem Based Learning
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Atkinson, Will – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
This paper expresses serious reservations regarding the increasingly popular Bourdieu-inspired notions of "institutional habitus" and "family habitus" in education research. Although sympathetic to the overall theoretical approach and persuaded of the veracity and importance of the empirical findings they are used to illuminate, it argues that,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, School Culture, Cultural Capital
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Taylor, Carol A.; Dunne, Mairead – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
This article considers some of the ways in which the transformative power of Web 2.0 digital technology is reconfiguring learning, knowledge and academic identities in the contemporary university. Through a focus on five specific examples, we consider the impact of virtualization processes on spatiality, materiality and embodiment, and pedagogic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Internet, Computer Uses in Education
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Tomlinson, Sally – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
This article constitutes a short personal tribute to Len Barton in honour of his work and our collegial relationship going back over 30 years. It covers how Len saw his intellectual project of providing critical sociological and political perspectives on special education, disability and inclusion, and his own radical political perspectives. Len's…
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education, Disabilities, Political Issues
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Barton, Len – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
A special issue of the "British Journal of Sociology of Education" has been devoted to an examination of Disability and Inclusive Education. The authors of the papers in this issue have all made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge and understanding in these fields of study. Overall, they have provided a comprehensive, valuable…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Educational Sociology, Disabilities, Research Needs
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Noble, John; Davies, Peter – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
This article responds to criticisms, put forward by Harrison and Waller in this issue, of an earlier paper by Noble and Davies. In particular, we argue that our interpretation of earlier quantitative research is correct, that Harrison and Waller have misconstrued the purpose of our previous paper and the analysis it contains, and that they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Class, Statistical Analysis
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Day Ashley, Laura – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
This paper contributes to arguments for the potential of Giddens' structuration theory in educational research. It illustrates how "conceptual schemes" from structuration theory were applied to the author's empirical research on a type of alternative educational practice in India, "private school outreach". It shows how…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Social Systems, Educational Research, Educational Practices
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Breier, Mignonne; Ralphs, Alan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2009
This article argues that greater understanding of the Aristotelian concept of "phronesis" or practical wisdom would make an important contribution to the conceptualization and implementation of Recognition (Assessment) of Prior Learning (RPL/APL) in formal education contexts. However, there is a need to identify "phronesis"…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Experiential Learning, Recognition (Achievement), Adult Education
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