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Burman, Erica – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
This paper advances an approach, 'child as method', as a resource for interrogating models of development in childhood and education. Kuan-Hsing Chen's (2010) book "Asia as method" has generated interest across childhood and educational studies. Here 'child as method' is presented as a related intervention. Just as "Asia as…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Child Development, Sociocultural Patterns, Feminism
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Alzeer, Gergana – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
This article is concerned with the types of lived spaces that emerged from exploring Emirati women learners' spatial experiences in higher education. By conducting an ethnographic qualitative inquiry and by utilizing Lefebvre's triad of the perceived, conceived and lived space and rhythmanalysis as a theoretical framework, two distinctive…
Descriptors: Females, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Needs
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Cobb, Donella J. – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
Open Educational Resources (OERs) have become a global educational phenomenon because of claims that they are a panacea for issues of access and quality. However, little consideration has been given to the social significance of this digital platform, particularly for teachers and students in low-income countries. This article draws on Bernstein's…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Shared Resources and Services, Foreign Countries, Access to Education
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Lunneblad, Johannes; Johansson, Thomas; Odenbring, Ylva – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
The present study explores how officials in Swedish secondary schools define and categorize situations in which students have been exposed to violence in the school. The study is designed as a case study of two secondary schools, situated in two demographically different urban neighbourhoods. The results indicate that different socio-economic…
Descriptors: Violence, Urban Schools, Secondary Schools, Socioeconomic Status
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Chow, Lee-Tat; Yang, Peidong – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
In this article, the reviewers, Lee-Tat Chow and Peidong Yang compare and contrast "Desiring TESOL and international education," by Raqib Chowdhury and Phan Le-Ha, London, Multilingual Matters, 2014, 288 pp., £29.95 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-783-09147-8 with "Transnational education crossing 'Asia' and 'the West'," by Phan LeHa,…
Descriptors: International Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Sukarieh, Mayssoun – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
Munir Fasheh is one of the best known Palestinian learning theorists and practitioners, who taught mathematics and physics at Birzeit University in Palestine. Based in Ramallah, Fasheh founded the Tamer Institute for Community Education during the first Intifada as a centre for developing learning environments outside of schooling in Palestine. He…
Descriptors: Interviews, Foreign Policy, Educational Attitudes, Educational Theories
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Reimer, David – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
This article provides an overview of the main sociological approaches applicable to the study and analysis of teaching, teachers and teacher education. Analytical perspectives from sociology are then compared to research on teachers from two other disciplines, education economics and educational psychology, which have produced the lion's share of…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Teacher Education, Economics, Educational Psychology
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Taira, Kazufumi – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
This research examines some modes of Japanization through education in Okinawa where Japanese influences on education have permeated after Japan's annexation. I investigate how a book excerpt entitled "Mizu no Tozai," included in high school textbooks in Okinawa, constructs Japanese identity. "Mizu no Tozai" functions as…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Textbooks, Foreign Countries, High School Students
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Wilburn, Shelly – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
This study qualitatively explores expertise as a critical resource on which quality teaching depends. The study sample is comprised of six South African schools from the poorest poverty quintiles achieving relatively higher and lower academic outcomes. From interview data gathered over three years with teachers and other school staff, findings…
Descriptors: Expertise, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Schools
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Kjaer, Bjørg; Dannesboe, Karen Ida – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
In this article, we investigate how the shift towards inclusive education in Danish schools changes and affects the ways in which educational-psychological advisory service (in Danish, PPR) units and school staff collaborate. Since inclusion is generally a matter of ensuring that every child can be accommodated within the mainstream school system,…
Descriptors: Counselor Teacher Cooperation, Psychologists, Consultants, Foreign Countries
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Higgins, Sean – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
Recent research on the peace-promoting agency of teachers in conflict-affected contexts has critiqued the dominance of a menu of curriculum initiatives circulated within aid organizations which ignore or dismiss indigenous cultural resources available within local communities. On the other hand, the turn to local culture in peacebuilding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Peace, Clubs
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Loewenthal, John; Alexander, Patrick; Butt, Graham – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
This article presents ethnographic research on the aspirations of graduates from a private university in New York City, some of whom move to Los Angeles. Findings depict financial and family pressures exerting a governing force upon the graduates' futures, often beyond their control. Focusing on the narratives of four individuals, we introduce the…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Aspiration, Expectation, Advantaged
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Christie, Fiona – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
Becoming a university graduate has long been considered the route to individual occupational and social mobility, while educating more citizens has been assumed to add to a nation's human capital and competitiveness. University education has come to be associated with individual and societal aspiration. However, changes in the labour market…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment Potential, Success, Labor Market
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Lumb, Matt; Burke, Penny Jane – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
Policy and program language in the UK and Australian higher education sectors consistently deploys the term aspiration in ways that adhere to the hegemonic neo-liberal ideal of the entrepreneurial competitor-individual, de-meaning and de-valuing 'other' personhoods. University Equity and Widening Participation (EWP) outreach programs that engage…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Higher Education, Aspiration, Foreign Countries
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Baker, Zoe – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
Official policy texts in England have long assumed that students make their Higher Education choices in an individualized, rational and context-free manner. Under the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition government (2010-2015), a greater emphasis was placed on accomplishing higher levels of widening participation in elite institutions. Those…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Higher Education, Adult Education, Foreign Countries
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