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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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McPhail, Graham J. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
In 2002 Parlo Singh outlined Bernstein's theory of the pedagogic device, elaborating the potential in Bernstein's complex theoretical framework for empirical research. In particular, Singh suggests that Bernstein's concepts provide the means of making explicit the macro and micro structuring of knowledge into pedagogic communication. More…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Secondary School Students, Music Teachers
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Stahl, Garth – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
This paper intends to show the processes and identity negotiations of white working-class boys surrounding their own learner-identity within a "raising aspirations" rhetoric. The current dominant neoliberal discourse, which prioritizes a view of aspiration that is competitive, economic, and status-based, shapes the subjectivities of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, White Students, Males
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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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Papapolydorou, Maria – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
This paper draws on social capital theory to discuss the way social class plays out in the friendships of teenage students. Based on data from individual interviews and focus groups with 75 students in four London secondary schools, it is suggested that students tend to form friendships with people who belong to the same social-class background as…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Social Class, Friendship, Social Networks
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Wood, Bronwyn E. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
A priority toward creating "active" citizens has been a feature of curricula reforms in many income-rich nations in recent years. However, the normative, one-size-fits-all conceptions of citizenship often presented within such curricula obscure the significant differences in how some young people experience and express citizenship. This…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Ethnic Diversity, Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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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
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Faas, Daniel – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
This article investigates how 15-year-old white and Turkish students in two Inner London comprehensive schools, one in a predominantly working-class area (Millroad School) and the other in a more middle-class environment (Darwin School), construct their identities. Drawing on mainly qualitative data from documentary sources, focus groups and…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Working Class, Middle Class, Social Differences