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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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Wheelahan, Leesa – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
This paper argues that competency-based training in vocational education and training in Australia is one mechanism through which the working class is denied access to powerful knowledge represented by the academic disciplines. The paper presents a modified Bernsteinian analysis to argue that vocational education and training students need access…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Working Class, Vocational Education, Epistemology
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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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Kettley, Nigel – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
The provisions of the Higher Education Act (2004) have renewed interest in widening participation research. Therefore, this paper explores the development of this scholarly field, primarily in the United Kingdom, by examining major trends in the study of higher education. Political debates related to higher education, the prevailing structure of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Characteristics, Educational Policy
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Rasmussen, Mary Lou – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2006
This paper draws on Judith Butler's notion of "gender melancholia" as conceived in "The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection," and Emmanuel Levinas' notion of the face of the other mobilized in Butlers' more recent work. In particular, I will focus on gender melancholia in order to consider why non-heteronormative…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Sexual Identity, Context Effect, Ethics
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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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Goodson, Ivor F.; Mangan, J. Marshall – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Draws on empirical evidence from an evaluation of computer use in Canadian high schools to show how a critical treatment of computer literacy as ideology raises important issues about the computerization of education. Suggests that educators should question whether they have given this ideology the critical attention it deserves. (DSK)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Policy
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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