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Samson, Maxim G. M. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Faith schools may play an important role in reproducing ethnoreligious identities, yet research into Jewish schools has tended to overlook students' personalised conceptualisations of faith. Instead, it has regularly utilised restrictive 'indicators' of ethnoreligious practice in order to gauge these institutions' effectiveness in 'strengthening'…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religious Education, Religious Factors
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Inzunza, Jorge; Assael, Jenny; Cornejo, Rodrigo; Redondo, Jesus – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Chile is recognized in the educational policy field as one of the first laboratories of neoliberal initiatives. These policies, initiated under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, did not change with the new democratic governments after 1990. This characteristic led international organizations to promote the Chilean policies in different…
Descriptors: Public Education, Neoliberalism, Authoritarianism, Activism
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Pun, Ngai; Koo, Anita – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Situating in the different social, political and cultural contexts of schooling in China, which is more embedded in mixed neoliberal value, authoritarian state control and collective morality, we use a somewhat different theoretical angle to understand the process of 'learning to labour' and the reproduction of working class at school and at work.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational High Schools, High School Students, Working Class
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Straehler-Pohl, Hauke; Gellert, Uwe – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2013
This article aims at developing an external language of description to investigate the problem of why particular groups of students are systematically not provided access to school mathematical knowledge. Based on Basil Bernstein's conceptualisation of power in classification, we develop a three-dimensional model that operationalises the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Classification, Models, Power Structure
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Mac an Ghaill, Mairtin; Haywood, Chris – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
The retreat from social class within the sociology of education has been accompanied by the intensification of socio-economic and cultural inequalities. This paper seeks to draw upon cultural analyses of social class by addressing a classificatory shift of white English working-class males, who have moved from an ascribed primary "socio-economic"…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, State Schools, Social Class, Educational Sociology
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Mills, Carmen; Gale, Trevor – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
One popular view of student achievement is that the quality of teaching students receive plays an important part in whether or not they do well at school. In this article we draw attention to "context" as a complementary explanation, particularly regarding achievement differences between students from different socio-economic…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Socioeconomic Background
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Pollard, Andrew; Filer, Ann – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
This paper reports on the social factors influencing the learning of two cohorts of school students and their experience of compulsory secondary education in a city in southern England - the secondary schooling phase of a 12-year, longitudinal ethnographic study that also tracked the same children's experiences through primary schooling. We embed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Objectives, Young Adults, Secondary Education
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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