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Calderon-Almendros, I. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
This article is part of a biographical research study, and explores the social path that an adolescent from a marginal background in Malaga (Spain) has travelled throughout his life. The research shows a class differentiation that divides society in two: you, who control the means of production, impose your culture, and define the policy and the…
Descriptors: Biographies, Foreign Countries, Poverty, Academic Failure
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Goode, Jackie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
There is in higher education a powerful discourse of "independent learning". While there may be pedagogical rationales to support the desirability of increased independence at the tertiary stage, it may also serve other institutional agendas, such as functioning as a way for academic staff to "manage" the frustrations…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Doctoral Programs, Learning Strategies, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship