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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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Green, Elizabeth – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
This paper asserts that the religious assumptions of Christian academies need to be fully examined in relation to any analysis of their cultural practices, impact or policy implications. It proposes that Bourdieu's concepts of habitus, cultural capital and symbolic power can be broadened out from their traditional use in accounting for social…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Religion, Religious Factors, Social Theories
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Simpson, Donald – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
The integration of care and education across pre-school sectors of several European countries is currently a key policy priority. In England this necessitates reform aimed at re-modelling a traditionally hierarchical and divided workforce. Drawing on research with early years professionals, this article explores the micro-politics of reform with a…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Human Capital, Social Class, Foreign Countries
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Daniels, Harry – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
This paper is concerned with the way we understand and investigate the relationship between human functioning and social setting. The central argument draws on the work of Bernstein and Vygotsky. A novel approach to the study of the mutual shaping of human action and institutional settings is developed and an empirical example of its application…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Welfare, Organizational Development, Professional Development
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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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Cockburn, Tom – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
This article explores issues of the racial identities of young male supporters of the political far right in the North of England. Sociological identity theories are utilised in combination with ethnographic and retrospective interview data to inform the failures of anti-racist education programmes. These failures include a naive assumption that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Bias, Racial Relations, Sensitivity Training
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Cieslik, Mark – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2006
This paper reports on the findings of a small qualitative research project that examined the experiences of a group of adult learners attending a basic skills programme in the English Midlands during the late 1990s. It explores patterns of participation on such programmes and illustrates that early life course experiences can shape changing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Basic Skills, Adult Basic Education
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Stevenson, Howard – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
This paper draws on research in three English Midlands local education authorities to analyse the changing role of the teacher trade union representative in schools. It focuses on representatives of the largest teachers' union in England and Wales--the National Union of Teachers. The paper draws on mainstream industrial relations literature, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Unions, Teacher Associations, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Gleeson, Denis; Davies, Jenifer; Wheeler, Eunice – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
This paper examines the changing nature of professional practice in English further education. At a time when neo-liberal reform has significantly impacted on this under-researched and over-market-tested sector, little is known about who its practitioners are and how they construct meaning in their work. Sociological interest in the field has…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Change, College Faculty, Continuing Education
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Deem, Rosemary – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Illustrates recent concerns about the fields of sociology, sociology of education, and women's studies through means of an autobiographical account of a career of a British teacher and researcher in these fields. Discusses the nature of sociology of education as a marginal and border-academic territory. (DSK)
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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Biggart, Andy; Furlong, Andy – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Examines the changing social character of upper secondary schools (noncompulsory education, generally regarded as a stepping stone to university) in England. Previously, upper secondary students tended to be academic high achievers, however, a shrinking job market has created an influx of working class youth. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Adolescents, Alienation
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Troman, Geoff – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Explores teachers' reactions to changing management cultures and argues for a complex reading of their responses. Utilizes data from several ethnographic studies that examined primary school teachers' reactions to the fact that the strictures and obligations of their vocation have become more professional. Many older teachers left whereas younger…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Hockey, John – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Utilizes an interpretive social psychology framework (examining the role played by language and the social contexts through which people account for their conduct) to explore the stated motives of PhD supervisors. Identifies three categories of motives--intellectual, functional, and subjective (self-esteem)--and discusses the use of language…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Study, Higher Education
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Younger, Michael; Warrington, Molly; Williams, Jacquetta – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1999
Examines the gender gap in classroom interactions between teachers and students in eight English secondary schools, focusing on the views of teaching staff, the perspectives of Year 11 students, and observations of teacher-student interaction in the classroom. Suggests that boys and girls are treated differently in many classrooms. (CMK)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Females, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues
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Francis, Becky – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1999
Ex-Education Minister Stephen Byers claimed that "laddish behaviour" was in part responsible for English boys' academic underachievement. Presents and discusses students' responses to Byers' claim. Draws data from the semi-structured interviews of a study with 100 14-16-year-old students. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Higher Education
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