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Andersen, Ida Gran; Andersen, Simon Calmar – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Research in the sociology of education argues that the educational system provides different learning opportunities for students with different socioeconomic backgrounds and that this circumstance makes the educational process an important institutional context for the reproduction of educational inequality. Using combined survey and register data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Centered Learning, Academic Achievement, Equal Education
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Spruyt, Bram; De Keere, Kobe; Keppens, Gil; Roggemans, Lilith; Van Droogenbroeck, Filip – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
This paper argues that whereas the social relevance of attitudes towards education is commonly confined to their direct impact on educational aspirations or attainment, attitudes may also impact on educational success in a way similar to cultural capital. Survey data were used to assess the support for three different attitudes with respect to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Attitudes, Cultural Capital, Time Perspective
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Daoud, Adel; Puaca, Goran – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
Based on interviews with and questionnaires completed by upper secondary school pupils (n = 27) from academic and vocational programmes, respectively, the present paper focuses on some of the social and individual conditions that precede the individual decision-making process in education transitions. The paper shows that an organic view of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Decision Making, Interviews, Questionnaires