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Gray, Sandra Leaton – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2004
This paper examines notions of 'educational time' with particular reference to the work of Basil Bernstein. It focuses closely on the 1967 Plowden report as a particularly appropriate policy case study to demonstrate how different constructions of time can exist within the same document. It then develops educational models originally mapped out by…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Objectives, Public Policy, Futures (of Society)
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Vidovich, Lesley – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2004
This paper moves beyond a conceptualization of globalization as a top-down imposition of policy directions 'from above' to focus on the active two-way dynamics between global, national and local levels of policy processes. Arguably, the particular 'case' examined here of 'quality' policy is especially appropriate as quality policy and…
Descriptors: Globalization, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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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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Moore, Rob – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2004
This paper attempts to explicate and locate the concept of 'cultural capital' in terms of Pierre Bourdieu's more general theory of the forms of capital and their transubstantiations. It examines the manner in which the relationship between the economic field, and its relations of inequality and power, and the cultural field involves a process of…
Descriptors: Probability, Power Structure, Social Capital, Social Status
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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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Dillabough, Jo-Anne – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2004
This paper seeks to outline and evaluate Pierre Bourdieu's work as it has appeared most recently in feminist studies and the field of gender and education. In particular, it suggests ways in which Bourdieu's theoretical insights could be seen to more effectively contribute to cutting edge debates in both social theory and feminist thought…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Educational Sociology, Social Theories, Feminism
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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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Apple, Michael W. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Provides an overview of the main theories, developments, and literature of critically-oriented sociology. Pays particular attention to the politics of meaning including critical discourse analysis, identity politics, racial formation, and political economy and the labor process. Concludes with a discussion of the tensions between postmodern and…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Educational Environment
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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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Rikowski, Glenn – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Discusses Marxist educational theory from the 1960s through the 1990s, analyzes its decline and degeneration, and looks at possible future directions. Explores five developments that have undercut the "old" educational Marxism: hyper-academicism; dislocations between theory and practice; the postmodern challenge; the liberal left challenge; and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Educational Trends
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Newbury, Darren – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1997
Observes that photographic education has inspired little research despite the sociocultural importance of photography. Looks at how professional-photography students talk about their art. Argues that photographic education has its own professionalized discourse. Considers alternative approaches developed outside the mainstream of photographic…
Descriptors: Art Education, Photography, Research Opportunities, Research Problems
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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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Hatton, Elizabeth; Munns, Geoff; Dent, Jane Nicklin – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Focuses on pedagogical relationships established in three different Australian primary schools designated as disadvantaged schools and located in ethnically diverse working-class areas. Contrasts the schools' pedagogical responses to children in poverty and analyses them in terms of their capacities to contribute to socially just outcomes from…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Diversity (Student), Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Policy
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Goodson, Ivor F.; Mangan, J. Marshall – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Draws on empirical evidence from an evaluation of computer use in Canadian high schools to show how a critical treatment of computer literacy as ideology raises important issues about the computerization of education. Suggests that educators should question whether they have given this ideology the critical attention it deserves. (DSK)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Policy
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Carter, John – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1997
Contends that post-Fordist theories are unable to offer a clear perspective on educational change because they collapse general and specific narratives, making them prone to overuse. Raises issues of identifying structures that link economic and educational realms. Concludes that educational theorizing needs to be chaperoned by a policy analysis…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Theories
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