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Tsao, Jack; Hardy, Ian; Lingard, Bob – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The research explores Hong Kong students' dispositions towards higher education and employment in relation to understandings of their schooling experiences in English Medium of Instruction (EMI) schools in Hong Kong. The research draws upon Bourdieu's theory of practice, Appadurai's notion of the 'capacity to aspire', and Taylor's concept of…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Cultural Capital
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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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Forsberg, Håkan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Drawing on the case of upper secondary education in Stockholm, this article analyses school-based responses to a superimposed market and how this is related to social stratification. Furthermore, schools' and pupils' encounters with the market are analysed in relation to Bourdieu's concepts of field, capital and strategy. Methodologically, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary Schools, School Choice
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Henshall, Amanda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Concerns about youth violence and the radicalisation of pupils have contributed to the deployment of onsite police officers in schools in England. Little is known about the work these officers do. This article firstly outlines the policy background that led to police in schools, and then, with a focus on the schools in London that have onsite…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Police, Police School Relationship, Crime Prevention
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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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Ivaniushina, Valeria; Alexandrov, Daniel – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article explores the relationship between educational outcomes and anti-school attitudes at different levels of social organization in schools. Data were collected in St. Petersburg, Russia (104 schools, 7300 students) and analyzed using multi-level regression models that included three levels: individual, clique of friends and school. A…
Descriptors: School Culture, Individual Characteristics, Social Environment, Values
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Lewis, Steven – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article examines emerging techniques of educational governance--based on time, difference and potential--enabled by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's PISA-based Test for Schools ('PISA for Schools'). I show how PISA for Schools facilitates the production of difference through comparative test data, allowing educators…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Hoque, Aminul – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article examines the lives and multifaceted identities of a group of young Bangladeshis from east London. Qualitative research--involving predominantly group and in-depth one-to-one interviews--was undertaken with 16 young Bangladeshis aged 15-19. Two key findings emerge from this research. Firstly, the knotty and fluid concept of identity is…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Self Concept, Culturally Relevant Education, Secondary School Students
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Mirza, Heidi Safia; Meetoo, Veena – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article draws on an analysis of the narratives of teachers, policy-makers and young Muslim working-class women to explore how schools worked towards producing the model neoliberal middle-class female student. In two urban case-study schools, teaching staff encouraged the girls to actively challenge their culture through discourses grounded in…
Descriptors: Females, Student Empowerment, Muslims, Feminism
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Archer, Louise; Dawson, Emily; DeWitt, Jennifer; Godec, Spela; King, Heather; Mau, Ada; Nomikou, Effrosyni; Seakins, Amy – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article discusses an attempt at a Bourdieusian-inspired form of praxis, developed and implemented in collaboration with nine London teachers, aimed at developing a socially just approach to engaging students with science. Data are discussed from nine months of classroom observations of nine secondary science classes from six inner London…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Social Justice
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Dytham, Siobhan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article highlights the interactional work involved in relational aggression, and how rules and norms around sitting are used by students to achieve exclusion and dominance. This research took place in an English secondary school which educates pupils from Year 7 to sixth form (ages 11-18). Drawing on observation, walk-and-talk and group…
Descriptors: Aggression, Secondary School Students, Group Discussion, Social Isolation
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McGregor, Glenda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Contemporary global economic contexts are shaped by a neo-liberal paradigm of hyper-individualism and meritocracy strongly influencing national policies in education and welfare. As social safety nets diminish, citizens are expected to be more personally accountable. This creates challenges for the poor and marginalised who are positionally…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Disadvantaged Youth, Nontraditional Education
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Jørgensen, Clara Helene Rübner – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article discusses friendships and peer groups of migrant and minority ethnic youth in schools in England and Spain, and critically considers them in relation to existing notions of "peer social capital" and bridging (heterogeneous) and bonding (homogeneous) peer networks. The article argues for an extended understanding of peer…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Friendship, Minority Groups, Ethnic Groups
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McLeod, Julie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article explores how temporality and temporal regimes might be engaged in qualitative research in the sociology of education, proposing that such questions matter in relation to how research is done, not only to the topics and themes researched. The article shows how temporality enters into research designs, practices and imaginaries, arguing…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Longitudinal Studies, Youth, Educational Change
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Evans, Ceryn – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Despite rates of participation in post-compulsory full-time education reaching approximately 84% in Wales, social class inequalities continue to shape young people's transitions from compulsory to post-compulsory education. This article draws upon data from a project which explored how young people's educational decisions and transitions in Wales,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transitional Programs, Compulsory Education, Late Adolescents
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