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Lemistre, Philippe; Ménard, Boris – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
We bring together the theories of Bourdieu and Sen in order to understand the processes that influence the study paths chosen by young people with a general degree from a science university in France. The weighting of economic and cultural capital within study options taken in secondary education and during the premier cycle (the first three years…
Descriptors: Science Education, College Graduates, Cultural Capital, Foreign Countries
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Schuller, Karin – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The present article analyzes the development of the ethnic gap--with respect to the attainment of vocational degrees--over the immigration cohorts 1960-2001 by examining how social integration indicators and general secondary school education may help to explain the trend. It was found that the gap between natives and migrants increased. Above…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Vocational Education, Social Integration, Educational Attainment
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Platts, Chris; Smith, Andy – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Drawing upon data generated by 303 young male footballers employed in 21 professional clubs in England and Wales, this article explores some key aspects of players' masculinities, identities and engagement with education. Although many players described their educational experiences in largely negative terms, some aspired towards averageness, or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Athletes, Team Sports
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Minello, Alessandra; Blossfeld, Hans-Peter – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Empirical studies have repeatedly shown that in Germany educational success still strongly depends on the social origin of individuals. Using the National Educational Panel Study, we analyse the effects of fathers' and mothers' education levels on their sons' and daughters' educational attainments across three successive birth cohorts in West…
Descriptors: Correlation, Mothers, Fathers, Educational Attainment
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Pitzalis, Marco; Porcu, Mariano – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Rather than assessing its causal effect on educational attainment, the authors of this article aim to use the concept of cultural capital to define a huge, complex and interconnected collection of educational and school strategies adopted by students and families and to examine the way that these strategies are related to school inequalities. Data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Strategies, Cultural Capital, National Surveys
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Hegna, Kristinn; Smette, Ingrid – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Studies of young people's experiences of parental influence on their educational choice in different family contexts are lacking. This study explores such experiences among youth in Norway, where educational choice is normatively construed as an autonomous decision. The article draws on data from a survey of 2029 youths that includes open-ended…
Descriptors: Parent Influence, Decision Making, Student Surveys, Foreign Countries
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Gao, Fang – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Despite rapid growth at the 12-year compulsory education stage, Hong Kong's non-Chinese language minority students make up only 1.3% of the whole full-time postsecondary student population; their attendance rate is 13.8%, far behind the overall rate of 43.8%. Policy and research focus on their secondary school graduation with a widely recognized…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Language Minorities
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van Zanten, Agnès; Maxwell, Claire – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
Employing a Weberian understanding of the centrality of a strong bureaucracy in the modern nation-state, this article examines the relationship between the state and elite education in France. Through a historical analysis and an examination of two current issues facing education--widening participation and pressures to internationalise--we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Selective Admission, Correlation, Government School Relationship
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Mateju, Petr; Smith, Michael L. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
This article examines gender gaps in academic performance (grades in mathematics and reading) between boys and girls of ninth-grade elementary schools in the Czech Republic. Our analysis is based on 2003 data from the Programme for International Student Assessment, encompassing the academic performance and family background of ninth-grade pupils.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Grade 9, Elementary School Students
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Stevanovic, Biljana – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
Based on surveys undertaken by the Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (France's National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies) and by the Direction de l'évaluation de la prospective et de la performance (Directorate of Evaluation, Forecasting and Performance), this article examines the evolution of female student…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, College Students, Females, Enrollment Trends
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Roberts, Steven – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
In the 1980s, researchers established the need to document and analyse the educational attitudes, behaviours and outcomes of "ordinary kids" as a means of developing a holistic account of school experience. Yet, while significant attention is given to extremes in educational attitudes and behaviours, "ordinariness" tends to remain overlooked in…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Educational Experience, Masculinity, Secondary Education
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Glaesser, Judith; Cooper, Barry – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
Selective and comprehensive school systems vary in both the degree and timing of selection. To study the consequences of such variation, cross-national comparisons are usually undertaken. Given that cultural differences between countries affect pathways and outcomes, apportioning causal influence in such studies can be difficult. In 1970s Britain,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Educational Practices, Comparative Education
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Mac an Ghaill, Mairtin; Haywood, Chris – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
The retreat from social class within the sociology of education has been accompanied by the intensification of socio-economic and cultural inequalities. This paper seeks to draw upon cultural analyses of social class by addressing a classificatory shift of white English working-class males, who have moved from an ascribed primary "socio-economic"…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, State Schools, Social Class, Educational Sociology
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Tieben, Nicole; Wolbers, Maarten – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
In the Netherlands, educational attainment is the result of a sequence of separate educational transitions. Because of the tracked nature of the Dutch educational system, students do not make binary stay-or-leave-decisions at each transition. After having entered one track of secondary education, students can change tracks during the entire…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Family Characteristics, Educational Attainment, Foreign Countries
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Delamont, Sara – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
The title of this article comes from the editorial written for this journal by Olive Banks, Len Barton, Roger Dale, David Hargreaves, Roland Meighan, Ivan Reid and Graham Vulliamy (Banks et al. 1980, 4) that appeared in its first issue, and set out its remit. The seven scholars who wrote that editorial pledged to "publish high quality work of…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Secondary Education, News Media, Feminism
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