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Pherali, Tejendra; Turner, Ellen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Despite being a protracted refugee crisis that entails international debates and controversies, discussions about Palestinian education have frequently sidelined the perspectives, needs and priorities of the Palestinian refugee population. Drawing upon a qualitative study in the West Bank and engaging with theoretical ideas of Johan Galtung, Paulo…
Descriptors: Refugees, Qualitative Research, Emergency Shelters, Violence
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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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Collet-Sabé, Jordi; Martori, Joan Carles – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article presents the theoretical foundations, methodological approach and results of a school support project involving 154 primary school pupils, with low academic performance, in a region of Catalonia (Enxaneta Project). Drawing on the later work of Basic Bernstein, specifically his notion of pedagogic device, the project is based, on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Academic Achievement
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Alzeer, Gergana – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This paper is concerned with the spatial experiences of Emirati higher education women students. It presents some of the unique ways they engaged with and appropriated their campus space. To understand and explore women's spatial experiences as manifested through their spatial practices, appropriation and emerging spaces, I conducted an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, College Students, School Space
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Hurst, Allison L. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
In the United States, attending a selective liberal arts college is often a sign of success. Human capital theory assumes graduates from these colleges share similar outcomes, in terms of employment and further education. This article reports, findings from a national (US) survey of liberal arts college students who graduated between 2012 and…
Descriptors: Social Class, Social Differences, Outcomes of Education, Small Colleges
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Haugen, Cecilie Ronning – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
As part of neoliberal reforms, evidence-based practice is increasingly influencing teachers' work. In Norway, the American programme 'School-Wide Positive Behavioural Intervention and Support' (SW_PBIS) has been implemented in a great number of schools. One school experienced an intense conflict with parents, so that eventually it opted out of the…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Conflict, Foreign Countries, Evidence Based Practice
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Koustourakis, Gerasimos S. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The aim of this article is to contribute to the development of research tools for the analysis of the special education curriculum. More precisely, using the concepts of classification and framing from the theory of Basil Bernstein, we approach the intended curriculum for students with mild and moderate learning difficulties. To be specific, using…
Descriptors: Special Education, Curriculum, Mild Intellectual Disability, Moderate Intellectual Disability
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Hope, Max A.; Hall, Joseph J. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article explores the growing interest in schools which are aimed at children and young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ), schools described as LGBTQ-affirming. Schools which target specific groups of students are sometimes viewed as being anti-inclusive because they assign labels to students and…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Inclusion
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Villegas, Francisco J. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
In 2007, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) passed the 'Students Without Legal Immigration Status Policy', commonly known as the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. While the policy assured undocumented students' admission to schools on paper, it remains to be fully implemented. In addition, given the discursive connection between immigration…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undocumented Immigrants, School Districts, Educational Policy
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Jaskulowski, Krzysztof; Majewski, Piotr; Surmiak, Adrianna – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article aims to analyse Polish history teachers' understanding of the role of teaching history. Drawing on the results of qualitative research conducted in Wroclaw, we argue that teachers see history education through the prism of nationalism. Teachers construct the past in equivocally nationalist terms. They regard nationalist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, History Instruction
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Teague, Laura – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Whilst there has been increasing focus on the impact of neoliberal education policy on the curriculum covered in schools, as well as on teacher and student subjectivities, less research has been done on the possibility, or otherwise, for teachers to challenge curriculum constraints. Arguing that these curriculum constraints are not simply imposed…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Ethnography, Educational Policy, Politics of Education
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Bodin, Romuald; Orange, Sophie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Drawing on Bourdieu's theory and using Durkheim's concepts of "social fact" and "regulation", this article examines the place held by public universities within the French higher education (HE) system, breaking with the purely bureaucratic vision prevailing in France today. By setting aside some of the main received ideas about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Dropout Rate, School Holding Power
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Thornberg, Robert – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Research on school bullying has its roots in the field of developmental and educational psychology, and appeals to the need for a theoretical and methodological widening in order to grasp its ambiguity and complexity. The article draws on ethnographic fieldwork in which 144 pupils and seven teachers participated from seven school classes in three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Bullying, Developmental Psychology
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Parra, Juan David – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article draws on the case of academic work produced by Colombian scholars, to address the debate on the persistent failure of policy efforts to improve school effectiveness. Realist meta-theory plays a significant role in this research, because it provides a general framework to identify ontological problems and inconsistencies in empirical…
Descriptors: Realism, School Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Critical Theory
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