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Crozier, Gill; Reay, Diane; Clayton, John – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Through the case-study experiences of 24 White and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) working-class students from three very different universities, we aim to illuminate the often hidden struggle for recognition and respect for classed, 'raced' and gendered ways of being in the university. We discuss how the students perceive their identities…
Descriptors: Working Class, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Wallace, Derron – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
There is a significant, longstanding tradition in British sociological research that renders cultural capital synonymous with whiteness. This article suggests that one substantive factor that contributes to the enduring relationship between whiteness and cultural capital is the paucity of research on the Black and ethnic minority middle classes.…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Whites, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias
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Hemming, Peter J.; Roberts, Christopher – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Researchers have begun to explore the role that faith schools play in contemporary educational markets but the emphasis to date has been on urban rather than rural contexts. This article approaches the issue of marketisation through a qualitative case-study comparison of two Anglican primary schools in contrasting rural localities in England and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Factors, Parochial Schools, Christianity
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Bodin, Romuald; Orange, Sophie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Drawing on Bourdieu's theory and using Durkheim's concepts of "social fact" and "regulation", this article examines the place held by public universities within the French higher education (HE) system, breaking with the purely bureaucratic vision prevailing in France today. By setting aside some of the main received ideas about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Dropout Rate, School Holding Power
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Vainker, Stephen; Bailey, Adrian R. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The transfer of human resource management (HRM) practices from the corporate business context into schools has taken a novel turn. No longer restricted to the management of school teachers, HRM techniques are now being applied to the management of students. HRM views the student as a human resource to serve the school, and seeks to systematically…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Student School Relationship, Case Studies, Self Concept
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Myers, Martin; Bhopal, Kalwant – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The number of families who choose to home educate has significantly increased in the last decade. This article explores the experiences of British Muslims who home educate using data from a larger study exploring the views of a diverse range of families. Drawing on the work of Beck, we discuss how 'risk' is understood in relation to Muslim home…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Muslims, Home Schooling, Family Attitudes
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Mirza, Heidi Safia; Meetoo, Veena – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article draws on an analysis of the narratives of teachers, policy-makers and young Muslim working-class women to explore how schools worked towards producing the model neoliberal middle-class female student. In two urban case-study schools, teaching staff encouraged the girls to actively challenge their culture through discourses grounded in…
Descriptors: Females, Student Empowerment, Muslims, Feminism
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Charlier, Jean-Émile; Panait, Oana Marina – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article proposes an inquiry into Foucault's approach of subjectivation, extending it to the institutional actors and individual subjects in the educational field in the Global South. The article takes Senegal as a case study and examines the reactions of these categories of actors to the Education for All global policy and to the national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Global Approach, Access to Education
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Huang, Hua; Vong, Sou Kuan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This case study employs a narrative approach to uncover the voice of a visual arts teacher who has been marginalized in a Macao private school where its teaching subjects have been structurally classified by means of (market) value. The teacher in this study adopted various forms of resistance under pervasive neoliberalism. Yet, with the inherent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resistance (Psychology), Resistance to Change, Educational Change
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Atkins, Liz – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Little work on the significance and implications of decision-making has been undertaken since that led by Hodkinson in the 1990s, and the experiences of young people on vocational programmes and their reasons for undertaking them remain under-theorised and poorly understood. Drawing on two narratives from a study exploring young people's…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Decision Making, Vocational Education, Career Choice
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Barker, Bernard; Hoskins, Kate – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article investigates whether schools that match Coalition Government criteria for excellence can enable hardworking students, regardless of background, to achieve good examination results and improved chances of social mobility. Students at two case-study academies were interviewed about family influences on their development and choice of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Effectiveness, Family Characteristics, Social Mobility
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Singh, Parlo – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Researchers interested in new modes of social control and regulation through pedagogic means have increasingly drawn on Bernstein's theories of social control through pedagogic means and the emergence of a totally pedagogised society. This article explores this aspect of the Bernsteinian theoretical project by extrapolating and contrasting…
Descriptors: Social Control, Social Theories, Power Structure, Instruction
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Wauters, Joris; Van Mol, Christof; Clycq, Noel; Michielsen, Joris; Timmerman, Christiane – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Recently, societal and academic attention toward the topic of Roma integration has been increasing. With this article we aim to make a contribution to the domain of educational research. We explore strategies that schools can adopt to improve the involvement of Roma parents. Using a theory-based stakeholder evaluation, we more specifically analyse…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Parent Participation, Foreign Countries, Parents
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Choudry, Sophina; Williams, Julian; Black, Laura – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
The aim of this article is to explore the structure of social capital in peer networks and its relation to the unequal access of educational resources within mathematics classrooms. We hypothesise that learners can gain access to mathematics through friendship networks which provide more or less help from peers that might sustain (or curtail)…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Social Capital, Mathematics Instruction, Classroom Techniques
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Oliver, Caroline; Singal, Nidhi – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Studies of migrant pupils in schools have paid little attention to people with special educational needs and/or disabilities, reflecting a broader normative ableism of existing scholarship. This article, based on a case study of a special school in the east of England, explores the perspectives of staff and new migrants on their experiences. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migration, Disabilities, Reflection
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