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Machin, Denry – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This paper examines how one particular class of educational leader--international school Heads--relate to managerialism. Representing a novel site of new theorisation, the independence enjoyed by these leaders allows a 'purer' view of managerialism as experienced 'in here' (inside the subject), not just as a reaction to what is 'out there' (i.e.…
Descriptors: International Schools, Educational Administration, Governance, Interviews
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Angervall, Petra; Erlandson, Peter; Gustafsson, Jan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The competitive university has brought about changes in structural conditions and created contradictions which are embedded in institutions. The present study is based on interviews with 42 early career researchers in the field of education sciences in Sweden. We analyse how members of this group handle career possibilities and limitations in…
Descriptors: Career Development, Gender Differences, Educational Researchers, Educational Resources
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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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Muddiman, Esther – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Both educational policies and academic literature assume that students take an instrumental approach to their studies at university. However, despite wide-ranging discussions in the academic literature about contemporary arrangements and practices in higher education, empirical examinations of these conditions are notably scarce. This article…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis
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Canny, Angela; Hamilton, Miriam – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article explores how a formal state examination system operates as a tool which enables the cultural reproduction of the middle classes in an increasingly market-driven education system in Ireland. It is based on a study of a group of final-year girls approaching the high-stakes terminal Leaving Certificate examination. The success of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advantaged, Middle Class Culture, Exit Examinations
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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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Göktürk, Duygun – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article focuses on the pedagogical project of the Hizmet Movement, with a special focus on its gender politics as they were activated and performed at one of the movement's schools in a peripheral rural city in western Turkey. Through an ethnographic, conversation-based account of female teachers as active and committed adherents of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Women Faculty, Social Action
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Järvinen, Margaretha; Ravn, Signe – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article analyses the relationship between cannabis use and educational trajectories among 42 young drug users, recruited at addiction treatment centres in Denmark. Quantitative research shows regular cannabis use to be associated with poor school performance and drop-out. However, these studies do not pay much attention to differences between…
Descriptors: Correlation, Marijuana, Drug Use, Addictive Behavior
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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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Selwyn, Neil – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article reviews two recent books on the rising use of digital data in schools and university education, reflecting on areas of further research, analysis, and action. The books discussed are: (1) "The datafication of primary and early years education: playing with numbers," by A. Bradbury and G. Roberts-Holmes, London, Routledge,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Khattab, Nabil; Modood, Tariq – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This study compares the educational attainment of Muslim and Christian White-British boys and girls at the following junctions: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, GCSE, getting into universities and achieving a place at a Russell Group university. The study utilises the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England waves 1-6 with linked data from the…
Descriptors: Muslims, Educational Attainment, Gender Differences, Expectation
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Awan, Imran – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
In 2014, the city of Birmingham (UK) became embroiled in a high-profile scandal that would bring it and the wider education system under disrepute. The 'Trojan Horse' affair, as it become known, began with an anonymised letter that claimed hard-line 'Islamists' were plotting and planning to take over a number of schools in Birmingham. Amongst the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Muslims, Self Concept, Classification
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Myers, Martin; Bhopal, Kalwant – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The number of families who choose to home educate has significantly increased in the last decade. This article explores the experiences of British Muslims who home educate using data from a larger study exploring the views of a diverse range of families. Drawing on the work of Beck, we discuss how 'risk' is understood in relation to Muslim home…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Muslims, Home Schooling, Family Attitudes
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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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