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McGimpsey, Ian; Bradbury, Alice; Santori, Diego – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article gives an account of the use of knowledges from emerging scientific fields in education and youth policy making under the Coalition government (2010-15) in the UK. We identify a common process of "translation" and offer three illustrations of policy-making in the UK that utilise diverse knowledges produced in academic fields…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Neurosciences, Networks
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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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Funnell, Robert – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
An explanation is presented about what keeps young men in isolated rural areas. The purpose is to contribute a concrete analysis of habitus as used in educational research. Inadequacies in application of the term are demonstrated in research conducted on school and work by the author in a rural town. An analysis of changes from labour-intensive…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Labor Market, Rural Areas, Males
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Wellington, Jerry; Nixon, Jon – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
In a previous "British Journal of Sociology of Education" article (Nixon and Wellington, 2005) we examined current trends in book publishing and how these have influenced and will influence the construction of the field of educational studies. (The latter study was a followup to an earlier study reported in Nixon [1999].) The present article…
Descriptors: Editing, Peer Evaluation, Periodicals, Publishing Industry
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Mateakeju, Petr; Strakova, Jana – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
Among the more relevant questions in educational research is how the governments and policy-makers in transition countries address the high educational inequality inherited from the past and what policies they develop in order to reduce the strong effects of the background family and the type of school on students' achievements, their aspirations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Educational Research, Compulsory Education
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Beck, John; Young, Michael F. D. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
This paper draws upon a range of ideas and concepts developed by the British sociologist Basil Bernstein to examine recent challenges and changes encountered by members of professional occupations, including those who teach and research in higher education. The paper discusses and seeks to develop Bernstein's analysis of how particular…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Teaching (Occupation), Identification (Psychology)
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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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Gorard, Stephen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2000
Focuses on two general groups of methods that can be used to calculate achievement gaps between groups of students. States that the methods produce radically different results. Considers both of these methods and related problems in the calculation of achievement gaps in solving the contradiction between the two methods. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Pilkington, Andrew – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1999
Explores the debate in Great Britain, centered on whether schools are racist, on how to account for ethnic differentials in educational achievement. This debate is part of a wider debate on the purposes of educational research. Argues for caution in viewing racial discrimination as the major factor for ethnic differences. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Environment, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lynch, Kathleen; O'Neill, Cathleen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1994
Explores the dilemmas posed by the analysis of working class issues in education by professional sociologists. Questions whether the inequalities experienced in the educational system by working class people have been "colonized" by middle class academics for their own professional purposes. (CFR)
Descriptors: Conflict of Interest, Educational Research, Ethics, Foreign Countries
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Dillabough, Jo-Anne – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1999
Examines the gendered construction of the modern teacher and the educational concerns about gender dualisms within "teacher professionalism." Illustrates how rational and instrumental notions of teaching frame the conditions of women teachers' work. Concludes by presenting an alternative conceptual framework for assessing the gendered…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Feminism, Gender Issues, Higher Education
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Parmenter, Lynne – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1999
Examines issues of the development of national identity in junior high schools in Japan from three approaches: (1) the statements of national education policy and the national curriculum; (2) comments made by junior high school students; and (3) opinions of student teachers studying in pre-service university courses. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Higher Education