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Krahn, Harvey J.; Chow, Angela; Galambos, Nancy L.; Johnson, Matthew D. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This paper asks whether concerns about social problems decline with age. Unconditional growth models (without covariates) revealed a decline over 25 years (age 18 to 43) in concerns about racial discrimination, treatment of Aboriginal Peoples, female job discrimination, unemployment and environmental pollution. Educational attainment was not…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Young Adults, Late Adolescents, Adults
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Donnelly, Michael; Gamsu, Sol – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article explores the patterning of student im/mobility internally within the United Kingdom, using exceptionally detailed student records data on full-time undergraduate entrants from 2014. For this cohort of students, geographic mobility was clearly the preserve of the most socio-economically advantaged, and was less common for Pakistani and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, Undergraduate Students, Geographic Regions
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The UK government is planning to increase the number of pupils attending state-funded selective grammar schools, claiming that this will assist overall standards, reduce the poverty attainment gap and so aid social mobility. Using the full 2015 cohort of pupils in England, this article shows how the pupils attending grammar schools are stratified…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students, Social Stratification
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Stockfelt, Shawanda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article highlights the additional marginalisation of black female academics within the UK academy of higher education. The article engages with the narratives of eight such women as they navigate their careers as a minority-of-minorities within high-ranking institutions. The literature on black academic severe under-representation,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blacks, Females, Minority Group Teachers
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Yemini, Miri; Maxwell, Claire – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article makes an empirical contribution to the study of the global middle class (GMC), and sheds light on the complex relationships that are constructed and sustained by these families with their 'home nation' through their educational strategies. Drawing on an inductive analysis of 20 in-depth interviews with Israeli migrant mothers in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle Class, Family (Sociological Unit), Mothers
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Pásztor, Adél; Wakeling, Paul – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Based on in-depth interviews with doctoral students across different types of English higher education institutions, this study explores existing and perceived barriers to entering doctoral study. Previous research in widening participation and higher education access has neglected this level. Although the PhD is the highest educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs
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O'Connor, Henrietta; Bodicoat, Maxine – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Internships are now widely promoted as a valuable means of enhancing graduate employability. However, little is known about student perceptions of internships. Drawing on data from a pre-1992 university, two types of graduate are identified: engagers and disengagers. The engagers valued internship opportunities while the disengagers perceived…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Internship Programs, Employment Potential, Higher Education
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Bayhan, Sezen; Gök, Fatma – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article examines an effort to spatially re-organise urban public schools in the largest city in Turkey. Recently, the Turkish government has made an effort to relocate inner-city public schools in Istanbul to less desirable parts of the city. Analysing how education policy in the country is tied to wider political mechanisms and considering…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries, Urban Schools
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Ortiga, Yasmin Y. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article demonstrates how neoliberal higher education has come to play a distinct role in the global market for migrant labor, where a growing number of developing nations educate its citizens for overseas work in order to maximize future monetary remittances. Located in the Philippines, this study shows how local colleges and universities…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations
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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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Sidhu, Ravinder; Dall'Alba, Gloria – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Although short-term mobility programmes are increasingly promoted to university students as sources of competitive advantage, there is little research on academic learnings arising from these initiatives. A "field analysis" of outbound mobility is undertaken to identify convergences and disjunctures between institutional discourses,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Study Abroad, Student Mobility, Transformative Learning
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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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Dovemark, Marianne; Holm, Ann-Sofie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
The aim of this article is to illustrate how Swedish schools construct different pedagogic identities in the way they marketize themselves. We examine through a Bernsteinian lens how upper secondary schools promote themselves; what identities are being called for by the schools and how these identities are expressed. Moreover, the article intends…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Marketing, Institutional Characteristics
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Moulton, Vanessa; Flouri, Eirini; Joshi, Heather; Sullivan, Alice – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Social class mobility from grandparent to grandchild is a relatively neglected topic. Grandparents today are often healthier and more active, and have longer relationships with their grandchildren than in previous generations. We used data from the UK's Millennium Cohort Study (n = 8570) to investigate the influence of maternal and paternal…
Descriptors: Grandparents, Social Class, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
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Andersen, Ida Gran; Andersen, Simon Calmar – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Research in the sociology of education argues that the educational system provides different learning opportunities for students with different socioeconomic backgrounds and that this circumstance makes the educational process an important institutional context for the reproduction of educational inequality. Using combined survey and register data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Centered Learning, Academic Achievement, Equal Education
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