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Brown, Tony; England, Janice – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2004
This paper addresses the issue of how human beings construct themselves as subjects and the parameters within which this is achieved. We question models in which idealism shapes the trajectory of identity formation and consider how identity might be seen alternatively as a somewhat awkward amalgam of identifications with diverse discursive…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teacher Researchers
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Elliott, Brian; MacLennan, David – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1994
Contends that conservative critiques of education and proposals for reform are similar in Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. Describes and analyzes New Right criticisms of education and conservative efforts to promote business values and market-based economics. (CFR)
Descriptors: Conservatism, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives
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Mwansa, Dickson M. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1995
Reveals that literacy training in small, rural, and primitive communities can affect demonstrable changes in the feelings, attitudes, and well-being of its participants. Utilized interviews, discussions, and observations at two sites in Zambia to highlight the outcomes of literacy training. Discusses the program's weaknesses as well as strengths.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Adult Students
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Daniels, Harry – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1995
Investigates the relationship between the social organization and educational practices of schools and how they relate to students' ability to recognize differences between curriculum-specific talk. The study recorded students' observations regarding Mathematics and Art to determine their ability to speak in subject-specific ways teachers deem…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Communication (Thought Transfer)