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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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Sondergaard, Dorte Marie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
In this article, I develop a new conceptual framework, a new thinking technology, for understanding the bullying that takes place between children in schools. In addition, I propose a new definition of bullying. This new thinking technology reflects a shift in focus from individual characteristics to the social processes that may lead to bullying.…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Bullying, Foreign Countries, Social Isolation
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Kidman, Joanna; Abrams, Eleanor; McRae, Hiria – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
The perspectives of indigenous science learners in developed nations offer an important but frequently overlooked dimension to debates about the nature of science, the science curriculum, and calls from educators to make school science more culturally responsive or "relevant" to students from indigenous or minority groups. In this paper…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Indigenous Populations, Scientific Principles, Foreign Countries
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Clegg, Sue – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
This paper explores some of the unresolved tensions in higher education systems and the contradiction between widening participation and the consolidation of social position. It shows how concepts of capital derived from Bourdieu, Coleman and Putnam provide a powerful basis for critique, but risk a deficit view of students from less privileged…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Policy, Cultural Capital, Criticism
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Waters, Johanna; Brooks, Rachel – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
To date, scholarship on international students has generally focused on flows from non-western economies to the main English-speaking destination countries (such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia). In contrast, we draw on a qualitative study of 85 UK students who have either completed or are considering undertaking a degree…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Criticism, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students
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Lawson, G. M. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
Professional discourse in education has been the focus of research conducted mostly with teachers and professional practitioners, but the work of students in the built environment has largely been ignored. This article presents an analysis of students' visual discourse in the final professional year of a landscape architecture course in Brisbane,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Architecture, Horticulture, Business Communication
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Bansel, Peter; Davies, Bronwyn; Laws, Cath; Linnell, Sheridan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2009
In this paper the four authors explore the experience of school bullying, drawing on stories of bullying generated in a collective biography workshop and on fictional accounts of bullying. They counter the current trend of reading bullying as individual or family pathology with a post-structuralist analysis of subjectification and power.
Descriptors: Bullying, Workshops, Biographies, Power Structure
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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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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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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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Rassool, Naz – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1999
Explores, through the life histories of a group of first and second generation immigrant students in an inner-city school, the ways black identities have evolved within British society. Highlights the students' views of their status as citizens, of cultural identity, and of their desires. (CMK)
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Immigrants
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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