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Roberts, Steven – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
In the 1980s, researchers established the need to document and analyse the educational attitudes, behaviours and outcomes of "ordinary kids" as a means of developing a holistic account of school experience. Yet, while significant attention is given to extremes in educational attitudes and behaviours, "ordinariness" tends to remain overlooked in…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Educational Experience, Masculinity, Secondary Education
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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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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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Payne, George; Hustler, David – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1980
Examines how high school teachers maintain order in the classroom, with emphasis on the unnoticed and subconscious nature of the accomplishment. Suggests that one general strategy a teacher uses is to constitute the pupils as a collectivity (cohort). Reviews relevant literature on cohort management. For journal availability, see SO 507 999.…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Secondary Education, Student Role, Student School Relationship
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Hodkinson, Phil; Sparkes, Andrew C. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1997
Observes that the current discourse on the school-to-work transition pivots on career decision-making; two views of decision-making exist: one focusing on socially-structured pathways and one focusing on individual freedom to choose. Presents a new model that avoids the pitfalls of social determinism and views young people as completely free…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Education Work Relationship, Freedom
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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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Younger, Mike; Warrington, Molly – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Attempts to analyze, through questionnaires and interviews with students, parents, and teachers, some of the factors contributing to differences between male and female student scoring on the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). The GCSE is a British comprehensive, national core curriculum examination. Discusses the reasons why…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Educational Experience, Females
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Mills, Martin – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Recalls a conflict in an Australian high school where a student committee on social justice was blocked from displaying a poster discussing homophobic attitudes. Uses this incident for a broader discussion of hegemony, school culture, and how social justice initiatives threaten that hegemony. Identifies various restricting school strategies. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries, Homophobia, Homosexuality
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Coman, Paul – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Compares and contrasts the representation of World War II era Germans in English textbooks and academic histories. Finds the academic histories to be more varied and in-depth. Discusses the strategies used by the textbooks to create portrait of mindless aggression. Considers educational and policy implications. (MJP)
Descriptors: Conservatism, Content Analysis, Core Curriculum, Cultural Images
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Duru-Bellat, Marie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Summarizes a longitudinal study that identifies a variety of mechanisms within the French school system that continue to generate social inequalities. These mechanisms include school status, parental choice, and economic status. Briefly reviews social inequality and French educational policy. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, Educational Status Comparison, Foreign Countries
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Cho, Misook Kim; Apple, Michael W. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1998
Analyzes the ways in which administrators, teachers, and students in two commercial high schools responded to the educational policies and work subjectivities that were articulated by the dominant faction in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and that resulted from the concern about the lack of manual workers in the country. (CMK)
Descriptors: Career Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Kashti, Yitzhak – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1998
Describes the Israeli education system focusing on the unequal access to education for children of Middle Eastern origin, the creation of secondary education that was expected to eliminate the cultural gaps and equalize educational opportunities, and the use of parental choice as a means of freeing the schools from bureaucratic bonds. (CMK)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Equal Education
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Teese, Richard – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1998
Examines the changing relationship of Australian private schools to the academic curriculum over the period of 1947-1985. Attempts to demonstrate that the modernization of private non-Catholic schools in Australia supported the curriculum against pressures for reform and caused the growth of public schooling to be less effective. (CMK)
Descriptors: Competition, Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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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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