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Scharf, Jan; Hadjar, Andreas; Grecu, Alyssa – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Many approaches to explaining educational inequalities relate explicitly and implicitly to benefits of education, and rational choice theories in particular consider monetary benefits. We specify a concept of the value of education that allows for an empirical analysis of educational benefits, considering both monetary and non-monetary dimensions…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Benefits, Foreign Countries, Values Education
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Sortkaer, Bent – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This study draws on the concept of cultural capital to determine whether the cultural capital of students is related to their perceptions of classroom interactions, specifically teacher--student feedback practices. The analysis of new data in 'Feedback and Cultural Capital,' a Danish survey of feedback practices among 14-year-old and 15-year-old…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Classroom Communication
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Abrahams, Jessie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Despite the expansion of the UK higher education (HE) sector, young people from disadvantaged backgrounds remain less likely than their advantaged counterparts to apply for or be offered a place at university. Whilst attempts to widen access have tended to revolve around raising aspirations and attainment, this article makes a case for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Equal Education, Disadvantaged Youth
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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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Bonizzoni, Paola; Romito, Marco; Cavallo, Cristina – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
In Italy, as in other European countries, students of foreign origin are over-represented in the vocational school tracks, with relevant consequences on their limited chances of attaining a university degree. While research has long underlined the weight that a family's social, cultural and economic capital has on a child's school performance,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Disadvantaged, Track System (Education), Guidance
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Simonová, Natalie; Soukup, Petr – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
The main objective of this paper is to show to what extent and why students with the same academic aptitude but different social backgrounds have different odds of entering university. For our analysis, we separated primary and secondary factors of social origin in the formation of educational inequalities. The results show that the primary and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Aspiration, Social Differences, Cultural Capital
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Kelly, Orla; Bhabha, Jacqueline – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
In this paper we examine the factors contributing to gender inequality in secondary schooling in India by critically reviewing the government's secondary education policy. Drawing on the findings of a study in rural Gujarat, we couple this analysis with an examination of the gendered dynamics that restrict girls' ability to fully benefit from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Gender Differences, Educational Change
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Naidoo, Loshini – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2009
Schools represent the primary setting where refugee children learn about Australian life and culture. They serve as a broad context for acculturation not only for academic development and language acquisition but for cultural learning too. This paper focuses on the after-school homework tutoring programme that uses University of Western Sydney…
Descriptors: Homework, Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Social Capital
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Mateakeju, Petr; Strakova, Jana – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
Among the more relevant questions in educational research is how the governments and policy-makers in transition countries address the high educational inequality inherited from the past and what policies they develop in order to reduce the strong effects of the background family and the type of school on students' achievements, their aspirations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Educational Research, Compulsory Education