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Behtoui, Alireza – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Recent research demonstrates that, along with the family, the peer group and the school environment, extra-curricular activities are important contexts for young people's educational and social development. This article is the result of a survey conducted with a sample of young people in their last year of compulsory school in Sweden and examines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, After School Programs, Extracurricular Activities
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Isling Poromaa, Pär – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article examines the objective possibilities of Swedish schools to offer an equal and functional pedagogical practice for students' acquisition of knowledge and skills. The data consist of policy documents, observations, and interviews with students, teachers, and head teachers in three educational settings distinguished by different social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Institutional Characteristics, School Effectiveness
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Behtoui, Alireza; Neergaard, Anders – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
Based on Bourdieu's conceptualization of social capital (the social stratification perspective), this study examines the impact of social capital on the educational outcomes of young people in Sweden, with a focus on the extra-familial aspect of social capital -- that is, social capital generated by parental networks and active membership in…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education
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Olson, Maria; Fejes, Andreas; Dahlstedt, Magnus; Nicoll, Katherine – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
This paper explores citizenship discourses empirically through upper secondary school student's understandings, as these emerge in and through their everyday experiences. Drawing on a post-structuralist theorisation inspired by the work of Michel Foucault, a discourse analysis of data from interviews with students is carried out. This analysis…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Secondary School Students, Discourse Analysis, Student Experience
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Erlandson, Peter; Beach, Dennis – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
This article is part of a project that seeks in part to explore how students understand and use the concept of intelligence. It is based on an ethnographically contextualized study of linguistic events and was conducted in an inner-city upper secondary school in Sweden. The article shows that the concept of intelligence is not spontaneously used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence, Secondary School Students, Urban Schools
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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