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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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Mac an Ghaill, Mairtin; Haywood, Chris – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The last 15 years have seen a remarkable shift in the educational representation of British-born Muslim young men. In the media-led reclassification of them, from South Asian to Muslim, they have moved from ideal student to potential jihadist. This article draws upon a three-year ethnographic study with young Muslim men located within the West…
Descriptors: Muslims, Males, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries
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Cebolla-Boado, Héctor; Hu, Yang; Soysal, Yasemin Nuhog¯lu – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This research contributes to the booming literature on the mobility of international students in higher education. We analyse university-level factors that affect the sorting of Chinese international students across British universities. We produced a unique data-set merging university-level data from the 2014 UK Higher Education Statistics Agency…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Foreign Students, College Students, Universities
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Charlier, Jean-Émile; Panait, Oana Marina – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article proposes an inquiry into Foucault's approach of subjectivation, extending it to the institutional actors and individual subjects in the educational field in the Global South. The article takes Senegal as a case study and examines the reactions of these categories of actors to the Education for All global policy and to the national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Global Approach, Access to Education
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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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Morais, Ana M.; Neves, Isabel P. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article centres on the problem of raising the level of school knowledge, particularly science knowledge, for all. The article describes studies in science education developed in Portugal by Morais and Neves and collaborators. These studies are mainly based on Bernstein's model of pedagogic discourse (PD), and on his theorisation on knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Epistemology
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Groves, Julian M.; O'Connor, Paul – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
We examine school choices made by western expatriate parents in post-colonial Hong Kong in order to understand the essence of imagined global citizenship and its implications for existing ethnic and class inequalities in the education system. Responding to changes in the global job market, a small but increasingly visible group of parents are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Parent Attitudes, Ethnic Groups
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Sime, Daniela; Fassetta, Giovanna; McClung, Michele – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The discrimination of Roma groups across Europe has been highlighted by several international organisations. For many, poverty, racism and their children's systematic exclusion from education are 'push' factors when deciding to migrate. This study explores Roma mothers' views of their children's education post migration and their attitudes to…
Descriptors: Migration, Mothers, Migrants, Mother Attitudes
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Loveridge, Judith; Doyle, Stephanie; Faamanatu-Eteuati, Niusila – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
There is substantial research about international postgraduate students but little research about their experiences as parents or their children's experiences. We focus on four postgraduate international students with young children navigating early childhood education and care in New Zealand. A narrative analysis, informed by socio-cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Parents
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Shah, Saeeda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Islam underlines equality between women and men regarding their spiritual and intellectual potential. However, given interpretations of religious texts are often availed to suppress women in most Muslim societies, with serious implications for gender equality in the domestic and the professional spheres. This article draws on data from a study of…
Descriptors: Muslims, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Religious Factors
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Waters, Johanna L. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article reviews three books: (1) "Elite Education: International Perspectives" (edited by C. Maxwell and P. Aggleton); (2) "Class Choreographies: Elite Schools and Globalisation" (J. Kenway, J. Fahey, D. Epstein, A. Koh, C. McCarthy, and F. Rizvi); and (3) "Corporate Elite and the Reform of Public Education"…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Neoliberalism, Role of Education, Institutional Characteristics
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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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Maguire, Meg; Braun, Annette; Ball, Stephen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article draws on case studies of four English schools to explore some of the ways in which trade union representatives in these schools see their roles and the role of their unions in relation to how policy gets done in their schools. The article attempts two things. First, it details and describes some discomforts, oppositions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Unions, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Platts, Chris; Smith, Andy – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Drawing upon data generated by 303 young male footballers employed in 21 professional clubs in England and Wales, this article explores some key aspects of players' masculinities, identities and engagement with education. Although many players described their educational experiences in largely negative terms, some aspired towards averageness, or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Athletes, Team Sports
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Huang, Hua; Vong, Sou Kuan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This case study employs a narrative approach to uncover the voice of a visual arts teacher who has been marginalized in a Macao private school where its teaching subjects have been structurally classified by means of (market) value. The teacher in this study adopted various forms of resistance under pervasive neoliberalism. Yet, with the inherent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resistance (Psychology), Resistance to Change, Educational Change
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