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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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Straehler-Pohl, Hauke; Gellert, Uwe – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2013
This article aims at developing an external language of description to investigate the problem of why particular groups of students are systematically not provided access to school mathematical knowledge. Based on Basil Bernstein's conceptualisation of power in classification, we develop a three-dimensional model that operationalises the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Classification, Models, Power Structure
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Smyth, Emer; Banks, Joanne – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
International research into educational decision-making has been extensive, focusing on the way in which young people and their families assess the different options open to them. However, to what extent can we assume that different groups of young people have equal access to the information needed to make such an assessment? And what role, if…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Young Adults, Adolescents, College Bound Students
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Davey, Gayna – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
Especially in research on the "classed practice" of educational decision-making, it is striking how the Bourdieuian concepts of habitus and capital have dominated. With a tendency to focus on the middle-classes' ability to accumulate and deploy cultural capital, less attention has been given to the role of the educational institution and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Capital, Decision Making, Social Class
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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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Boado, Hector Cebolla – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
This paper explores the prospective transition of immigrant and native students in France from lower to upper secondary school. Because they are more likely to be tracked to less prestigious (vocational) tracks, immigrant and immigrant-origin students are significantly disadvantaged at this key academic stage in comparison with the children of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Meo, Analia Ines – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
This article examines how students from the "loser" sections of the middle class dealt with the game of secondary schooling in a "good" state school in the city of Buenos Aires (Argentina). It engages with Bourdieu's theory of social practice and, in particular, with its concepts of game, habitus and cultural capital. It argues…
Descriptors: State Schools, Middle Class, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities
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Meo, Analia Ines – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
This paper presents some results of a qualitative study carried out in a secondary school in the city of Buenos Aires (Argentina). It examines how two students from poor families responded to, and viewed, aggression by peers at their school. This paper argues that the examination of students' narratives about aggression (based on classism and…
Descriptors: Social Life, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Sexual Identity
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Mills, Carmen; Gale, Trevor – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
One popular view of student achievement is that the quality of teaching students receive plays an important part in whether or not they do well at school. In this article we draw attention to "context" as a complementary explanation, particularly regarding achievement differences between students from different socio-economic…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Socioeconomic Background
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Flere, Sergej; Krajnc, Marina Tavcar; Klanjsek, Rudi; Musil, Bojan; Kirbis, Andrej – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
Cultural capital, originally a general sociological concept, has been transformed into a construct that is often applied in predicting scholastic attainment. Intellectual ability (IQ) has also been proven to be a strong, although basically psychological, predictor of educational attainment. However, these strands of research have hardly been…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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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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Fletcher, Adam; Bonell, Chris; Rhodes, Tim – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2009
We draw on case-study research at a high-achieving secondary school in London to illustrate how school experiences may influence drug use and reproduce inequalities in reconstructed ways in late modernity. Qualitative data were collected through semi-structured interviews with students and teachers, and observations. We focus in particular on the…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Females, Disadvantaged, High Achievement
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Ingram, Nicola – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2009
This article contributes to the theory of institutional habitus by exploring the differing ways in which the institutional habitus of two schools in Belfast, Northern Ireland mediates the local habitus of working-class boys. All of the boys in this qualitative case study live in the same disadvantaged working-class community but attend two…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Males, Working Class
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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
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Langa, Delia – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
Post-industrial society, late modernity, globalization --- all these are terms that appeal to a changing reality in many of its manifestations; the labor market: the family; education; gender values; ways of thinking the world, space and oneself; and so forth. In such a world of many important transformations, the construction of youth and gender…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Social Change, Social Differences, Masculinity
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