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Burridge, Peter – Educational Studies, 2014
Understanding teachers' pedagogical choice provides a new insight into the influences on student achievement. This paper presents a sociological framework developed from the work of Pierre Bourdieu and Anthony Giddens that identify the complex social interactions which surround teacher's work. The framework examines teachers' potential to act…
Descriptors: Instruction, Selection, Sociology, Models
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Kirk, Chris Michael; Lewis, Rhonda K.; Scott, Angela; Wren, Denise; Nilsen, Corinne; Colvin, Deltha Q. – Educational Studies, 2012
Over the past three decades, more and more students are expressing a desire to attend college, yet for many members of disenfranchised groups, this goal is often not attained. While many factors contribute to these disparities, research has shown that students begin adjusting their expectations (what they think they can achieve) for the future in…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Motivation, Student Attitudes, Grade 8