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Nairz-Wirth, Erna; Feldmann, Klaus – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
While various forms of teachers' habitus have been described in education studies, little consideration has so far been given to their interaction with fields in schools. This article draws on Bourdieu's theory and related concepts of field, habitus, capital and doxa to explore types of teacher professionalism, especially in Austrian secondary…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Social Capital
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Grinberg, Silvia – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
A governmentality ethnographic approach is adopted to examine the everyday making of school in Buenos Aires slums. By addressing events at the intersection of the life of school and of the neighborhood, in this article we problematize schooling -- how it is put together and the tensions that beset it on a daily basis. The notion of the self-made…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Slum Schools, Neighborhoods, Educational History
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Inzunza, Jorge; Assael, Jenny; Cornejo, Rodrigo; Redondo, Jesus – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Chile is recognized in the educational policy field as one of the first laboratories of neoliberal initiatives. These policies, initiated under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, did not change with the new democratic governments after 1990. This characteristic led international organizations to promote the Chilean policies in different…
Descriptors: Public Education, Neoliberalism, Authoritarianism, Activism
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de la Maza, Francisca; Bolomey, Carlos – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article examines from a historical and contemporary perspective the political, educational and linguistic demands of Mapuche intellectuals and organisations and how they have been addressed by public policy in Chile. In particular, the article focuses on the Araucanía Region, part of the ancestral territory of the Mapuche people. We adopt a…
Descriptors: American Indians, American Indian Languages, Political Attitudes, Public Policy
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Hernandez, Ivette – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article is about collective identity, learning processes and political agency in the Chilean student movement. The geographies of collective identity are constituted through engaging with emotions interwoven with the political learning process by making mistakes that enabled student activists' agency to undergo transformation between 2006 and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Activism, Self Concept
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Mariano, Alessandro; Tarlau, Rebecca – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article explores how social movement co-governance of public education offers an alternative to neoliberal educational models. The Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST) is one of the largest social movements in Latin America. We describe one of the many schools that the MST co-governs, the Itinerant School Paths of Knowledge (Caminhos do…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Activism, Social Action, Agricultural Laborers
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Pratt, Nick; Alderton, Julie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article considers a recent policy initiative in assessment in English primary schools (ages 5-11 years) in which curriculum 'levels' used by teachers to judge pupils' attainment were suddenly removed. Previous work has largely focused on assessment of pupils, but we examine assessment as an activity through which teachers reproduce their…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Philosophy, Teacher Attitudes, Neoliberalism
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Karlidag-Dennis, Ecem; McGrath, Simon; Stevenson, Howard – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article discusses the changes in basic education in Turkey, with a particular focus on religious education and its ramifications for the education system. The latest education reform, 4 + 4 + 4 (or 4+), the largest education reform in recent Turkish history, has brought radical changes to the school system regarding religious education. For…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Teacher Attitudes, Unions
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Friedman, Jonathan Z. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Cosmopolitanism has been cast by some in recent years as a form of cultural capital, disproportionately available to students on elite educational pathways. This article tests this supposition, by comparing the enactment of global citizenship education reforms at two high-status and two low-status universities in the United Kingdom. These…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Higher Education, Prosocial Behavior, Comparative Analysis
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Raaper, Rille – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Guided by a Foucauldian theorisation, this article explores Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) experiences of their work and subjectivity in a neoliberalised higher education environment. By drawing on a research project with GTAs from one UK university, the article argues that GTA work is increasingly shaped by neoliberal reforms. The GTAs…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Neoliberalism, Universities
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Avigur-Eshel, Amit; Berkovich, Izhak – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article focuses on middle-class parent activism in the Israeli policy-making arena. In recent decades, public education governance in Israel has been moving gradually from a quasi-social democratic mode to a neoliberal one. Two e-mobilizations of middle-class parents are studied: the 'Strollers Protest' of 2011 and the 'Sardines Protest' of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Social Media, Activism
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Brooks, Rachel – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article investigates the ways in which students are constructed in contemporary English higher education policy. First, it contends that, contrary to assumptions made in the academic literature, students are not conceptualised as 'empowered consumers'; instead their vulnerability is emphasised by both government and unions. Second, it…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Discourse Analysis, Policy Analysis
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Larsson, Eric; Hultqvist, Elisabeth – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article examines how the outcome of neoliberal educational reforms has affected urban schooling in the inner city of Stockholm--making it into a centralized nexus or a 'hot-spot' for students and schools. The aim is to analyse how geographical place and space have become major distinctive criteria in inner-city students' educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, Neoliberalism, Educational Change
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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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Maguire, Meg; Braun, Annette; Ball, Stephen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article draws on case studies of four English schools to explore some of the ways in which trade union representatives in these schools see their roles and the role of their unions in relation to how policy gets done in their schools. The article attempts two things. First, it details and describes some discomforts, oppositions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Unions, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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