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Cieslik, Mark – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2006
This paper reports on the findings of a small qualitative research project that examined the experiences of a group of adult learners attending a basic skills programme in the English Midlands during the late 1990s. It explores patterns of participation on such programmes and illustrates that early life course experiences can shape changing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Basic Skills, Adult Basic Education
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Breier, Mignonne – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2006
Educators of adults are often urged to use the prior personal experience of their students as a pedagogic resource. Students have expectations that their narratives will be heard and valued. Whether this can--or should--be achieved in a particular discipline, in a course with a relatively fixed curriculum and formal assessment, is the issue…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Adult Education, Student Experience
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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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Seddon, Terri; Billett, Stephen; Clemans, Allie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
This paper considers the way social partnerships tend to be represented as either horizontal localised networks or neo-liberal policy instruments. Building on two empirical studies of partnerships, we argue that partnerships cannot be understood in either/or ways but are negotiated at the interface between central agencies and local networks. They…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Government Role, Educational Policy, Partnerships in Education
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Nash, Roy – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
The existence of social differences in educational achievement as a social fact presents the sociology of education with a challenge to which it has responded with indifferent success. It is argued that contemporary explanations that dismiss the existence and relevance of differences in cognitive performance arising as a consequence of class…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Social Differences, Educational Sociology, Educational Opportunities
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Neves, Isabel P.; Morais, Ana M. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
This paper describes a qualitative study about pedagogic practices in the family. The pedagogic code underlying family practices is characterized and related to specific social groups. Students' achievement is discussed in relation to family and school pedagogic practices. The analysis of family pedagogic practice was based on a model derived from…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, Family Environment, Social Environment
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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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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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Wong, Ting-Hong – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
After World War II, Chinese residents of Singapore demanded the establishment of local Chinese universities. The ruling regime, however, which was under the shadow of the neighboring Malay-dominated Malay Peninsula, was forced to suppress the development of such schools. In Hong Kong, the British needed to install a Chinese university to counter…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Race, War
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Stevenson, Howard – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
This paper draws on research in three English Midlands local education authorities to analyse the changing role of the teacher trade union representative in schools. It focuses on representatives of the largest teachers' union in England and Wales--the National Union of Teachers. The paper draws on mainstream industrial relations literature, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Unions, Teacher Associations, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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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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Gleeson, Denis; Davies, Jenifer; Wheeler, Eunice – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
This paper examines the changing nature of professional practice in English further education. At a time when neo-liberal reform has significantly impacted on this under-researched and over-market-tested sector, little is known about who its practitioners are and how they construct meaning in their work. Sociological interest in the field has…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Change, College Faculty, Continuing Education
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Lapping, Claudia – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
Based on data drawn from an empirical research project in four UK universities, this article presents a picture of student positions in undergraduate classes as a product of the relationship between the discursive fields of discipline, institution and gender. It begins by providing a description of some contrasting features of academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conflict, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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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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Olssen, Mark – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2004
This paper attempts to develop a more sophisticated notion of multiculturalism in Britain. It starts by examining the philosophical basis of the Crick Report on citizenship education to resolve the theoretical tension between liberal and multicultural approaches to the subject. To achieve this resolution, it compares the Crick Report to the Parekh…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Student Diversity, Social Structure, Citizenship Education
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