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Atlay, Cansu; Tieben, Nicole; Fauth, Benjamin; Hillmert, Steffen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Building on the sociological work by Lareau, this study examined the association between students' socioeconomic background, prior achievement and the perception of teacher support within the classroom. We expected that students from higher socioeconomic backgrounds would be more critical about the support they receive in the classroom and rate…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Correlation
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Wong, Billy; Chiu, Yuan-Li Tiffany – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
With more graduates, degree outcomes have a renewed significance for high-achieving students to stand out in a graduate crowd. In the United Kingdom, over a quarter of undergraduates now leave university with the highest grade -- a 'first-class' degree -- although students from non-traditional and underprivileged backgrounds are the least likely.…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Fear, Educational Strategies, High Achievement
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Choi, Yeonsoo; Kim, Sung won; Hong, Won-Pyo – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Empirical studies focused on cultural capital only emerged since the 2000s in South Korea. This article is the first to conduct a systematic review aiming to shed light on how the theory of cultural capital has been applied in South Korea. Our main goal is to understand: how the cultural capital-students' achievement association in South Korea…
Descriptors: Role, Cultural Capital, Academic Achievement, Parenting Styles
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Stewart, Kitty; Campbell, Tammy; Gambaro, Ludovica – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Evidence suggests that early education can promote children's development and narrow attainment gaps between those from lower-income and higher-income families. However, realisation of these potential benefits depends on many factors, feasibly including peer composition. We use national census data for a year-group cohort of children in England in…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Foreign Countries, Public Education, Cluster Grouping
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Jean-Pierre, Marky – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article assesses the position of post-colonial societies within a neoliberal paradigm through an analysis of the role of language in education and the importance of adequate academic preparation for social development. Generally, teacher-student interactions constitute the foundational substance of learning processes. Since education revolves…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Creoles, Language of Instruction, Social Development
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Courtois, Aline – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article suggests that a process of de-academisation is discernible in the way the Erasmus year abroad is promoted, organised, supervised and evaluated. The article argues that rather than being a product of students' consumerist rationalities, this process is produced within the conditions of the managerialised and under-resourced university.…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Study Abroad, Student Mobility, Universities
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Bodovski, Katerina; Chykina, Volha; Khavenson, Tatiana – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Using newly available data from the Trajectories in Education and Careers Study, the first longitudinal study on a representative sample of high school students in Russia, we examined the importance of investments in human and cultural capital on students' mathematics and reading standardized examinations, as well as on the likelihood of…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Russian, Standardized Tests, Scores
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Dadvand, Babak; Cuervo, Hernán – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
With schools coming under pressure to perform and produce outcomes, the caring practices of the institution have been increasingly framed around issues of achievement, excellence and outcomes. In this article, we examine how the performativity-driven practices of care impact on the possibilities of social inclusion for marginalised students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Public Schools, Secondary School Students
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Eriksen, Ingunn Marie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article addresses school resistance in ethnic minority girls. Girls' school opposition is mostly described as covert. If described as hostile, it is rarely understood in terms of femininity. Through psychosocial analyses of extensive fieldwork and interviews with students in a Norwegian upper-secondary school, the article describes an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Femininity, Ethnicity, Ethnic Groups
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Collet-Sabé, Jordi; Martori, Joan Carles – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article presents the theoretical foundations, methodological approach and results of a school support project involving 154 primary school pupils, with low academic performance, in a region of Catalonia (Enxaneta Project). Drawing on the later work of Basic Bernstein, specifically his notion of pedagogic device, the project is based, on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Academic Achievement
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Buddel, Neil Anthony – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The notion that the stories of our lives shape dispositions towards imagined futures is another lens through which university underrepresentation should be viewed. A storied lens attends to how futures, like university attendance, are storied during childhood to the extent that some youth imagine, and therefore plan, these futures as natural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Access to Education, Personal Narratives
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Järvinen, Margaretha; Ravn, Signe – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article analyses the relationship between cannabis use and educational trajectories among 42 young drug users, recruited at addiction treatment centres in Denmark. Quantitative research shows regular cannabis use to be associated with poor school performance and drop-out. However, these studies do not pay much attention to differences between…
Descriptors: Correlation, Marijuana, Drug Use, Addictive Behavior
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Ivaniushina, Valeria; Alexandrov, Daniel – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article explores the relationship between educational outcomes and anti-school attitudes at different levels of social organization in schools. Data were collected in St. Petersburg, Russia (104 schools, 7300 students) and analyzed using multi-level regression models that included three levels: individual, clique of friends and school. A…
Descriptors: School Culture, Individual Characteristics, Social Environment, Values
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Khattab, Nabil; Modood, Tariq – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This study compares the educational attainment of Muslim and Christian White-British boys and girls at the following junctions: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, GCSE, getting into universities and achieving a place at a Russell Group university. The study utilises the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England waves 1-6 with linked data from the…
Descriptors: Muslims, Educational Attainment, Gender Differences, Expectation
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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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