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Kauppinen, Ilkka – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
This article draws attention to the relative lack of theoretically and methodologically elaborated approaches to understand and explain the complex relations between transnationalization of higher education and globalization seen especially from the point of view of global capitalism. The main aim of this article is to contribute to the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Educational Theories, Social Systems
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Golden, Deborah; Erdreich, Lauren – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
This article, through looking at mothers' modes of engagement with their children's education, proposes an integrative analytical approach to the study of the making of mothers, mothering, and motherhood. The article presents and brings into dialogue four different bodies of anthropological and sociological literature: mothering as a…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Role, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence
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Ryan, Mary – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
Pre-service teacher education is a spatialised enterprise. It operates across a number of spaces that may or may not be linked ideologically and/or physically. These spaces can include daily practices, locations, infrastructure, relationships and representations of power and ideology. The interrelationships between and within these (sometimes…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Reflective Teaching, Correlation, Identification
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Allan, Julie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
This article charts the emergence of the sociology of disability and examines the areas of contestation. These have involved a series of erasures and absences--the removal of the body from debates on the social model of disability; the disappearance of the Other from educational policies and practices; and the absence of academics from political…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Sociology, Disabilities
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Oliver, Mike; Barnes, Colin – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
This paper traces the relationship between the emergence of disability studies and the struggle for meaningful inclusion for disabled people with particular reference to the work of a pivotal figure in these developments: Len Barton. It is argued that the links between disability activism and the academy were responsible for the emergence of…
Descriptors: Population Growth, Global Approach, Disabilities, Educational Policy
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Stephens, Neil; Delamont, Sara – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2009
The sociological study of education involves focusing upon teaching and learning, upon explicit instruction and the acquisition of the tacit knowledge and skills that are essential if learners are to become enculturated into a new "habitus". Sociological insight into these processes can come from research on conventional educational…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Interviews
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Kenway, Jane; McLeod, Julie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2004
This paper considers Bourdieu's concepts of perspectivism and reflexivity, looking particularly at how he develops arguments about these in his recent work, The Weight of the World (1999) and Pascalian Meditations (2000b). We explicate Bourdieu's distinctive purposes and deployment of these terms and approaches, and discuss how this compares with…
Descriptors: Sociology, Feminism, Social Theories, Perspective Taking
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Shilling, Chris – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2004
Pierre Bourdieu's writings provide us with a powerful vision of corporeal sociology (an approach towards human relationships and identities that has at its centre the socially shaped embodied subject), and an understanding of the body as a form of physical capital. Despite his protestations to the contrary, however, a reproductionist bias pervades…
Descriptors: Social Action, Sociology, Physical Characteristics, Physical Development
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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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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