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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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Inzunza, Jorge; Assael, Jenny; Cornejo, Rodrigo; Redondo, Jesus – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Chile is recognized in the educational policy field as one of the first laboratories of neoliberal initiatives. These policies, initiated under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, did not change with the new democratic governments after 1990. This characteristic led international organizations to promote the Chilean policies in different…
Descriptors: Public Education, Neoliberalism, Authoritarianism, Activism
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Buddeberg, Magdalena; Hornberg, Sabine – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Modern societies are characterised by forms of acceleration, which influence social processes. Sociologist Hartmut Rosa has systematised temporal structures by focusing on three categories of social acceleration: technical acceleration, acceleration of social change, and acceleration of the pace of life. All three processes of acceleration are…
Descriptors: Time, Social Change, Technological Advancement, Life Style
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Beach, Dennis; Sernhede, Ove – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
In this article, using data from ethnographic research, we try to present some glimpses of the way education is described as an experience and possibility "from below", by pupils who grow up and study in schools in the most segregated and territorially stigmatized suburbs on the outskirts of our major cities. What we feel they describe…
Descriptors: Citizenship, School Segregation, Disadvantaged, Ethnography
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Walshaw, Margaret – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2006
Changes in participation and achievement patterns mark a turning point for girls in schooling and place female empowerment squarely in the public domain. Using data from a longitudinal study of girls, this paper looks at female empowerment by exploring the relationship between the production of female subjectivity and the processes operating in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Gender Issues, Womens Studies
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Morrison, Keith – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
This paper examines similarities and differences between structuration theory, habitus and complexity theory, as theories of social change. The paper suggests that structuration theory and habitus can theorize change, but that complexity theory offers a more complete theory of change because it focuses on social production rather than…
Descriptors: Social Change, Social Theories, Educational Change, Social Structure
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Muller, Johan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Examines changes in the positions and concerns of South African sociologists of education as they move from an oppositional status to a more ambiguous space. These sociologists now face the prospect of choosing between criticism and reconstructive efforts. Reviews themes and issues related to this conflict. (MJP)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Critical Theory, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Castle, Jane – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Profiles a series of black managers who have risen to successful positions through utilizing affirmative action programs in post-apartheid South Africa. The men credit the influence of their family, upbringing, and religion for their ability to persevere. Questions the social pathology theory assumption that a culture of poverty survives…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Affirmative Action, African Culture, African History
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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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Hall, Tom; Coffey, Amanda; Williamson, Howard – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1999
Explores the relationships between young people's identity construction and the concept of citizenship in the United Kingdom. Considers how young people's need for space, and their emergent sense of place, are aspects of a citizenship identity that young people learn, work at, and negotiate in their leisure time. (CMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Citizenship, Foreign Countries, Group Membership
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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
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Mwansa, Dickson M. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1995
Reveals that literacy training in small, rural, and primitive communities can affect demonstrable changes in the feelings, attitudes, and well-being of its participants. Utilized interviews, discussions, and observations at two sites in Zambia to highlight the outcomes of literacy training. Discusses the program's weaknesses as well as strengths.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Adult Students