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Scoffham, Stephen – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2019
How children piece together their ideas about other nations, peoples and cultures is an important but under-researched area of geography education. This article reviews findings conducted in Western industrialised countries relating to primary school children's global awareness and the factors which influence their understanding. Differences…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Knowledge Level, Age Differences, Gender Differences
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Jiménez-Castellanos, Oscar; García, Eugene – Review of Research in Education, 2017
This chapter proposes a conceptual framework that merges intersectionality and policy analysis as an analytical tool to understand the nuanced, multilayered, compounded educational inequality encountered specifically by low-income, Latino Spanish-speaking students in Arizona K-12 public schools as a function of intersecting educational policies.…
Descriptors: Social Class, Ethnicity, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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Williams, Julian – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2016
This paper aims to critique and develop neo-Vygotskian work in mathematics education from (i) within the Vygotskian and activity theoretic tradition, and where necessary from (ii) a Bourdieusian perspective. First, I critique Roth and Radford's (2011) version of Cultural-historical Activity Theory, suggesting that a classroom episode presented as…
Descriptors: Alienation, Educational Theories, Criticism, Cultural Capital
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De Pian, Laura – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2012
This paper examines the multiple ways in which health policy relating to obesity, diet and exercise is recontextualised and mediated by teachers and pupils in the context of social class in the UK. Drawing on a case study of a middle-class primary school in central England, the paper documents the complexity of the policy process, its uncertainty,…
Descriptors: Public Health, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, Social Class
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Calarco, Jessica McCrory – American Sociological Review, 2011
What role do children play in education and stratification? Are they merely passive recipients of unequal opportunities that schools and parents create for them? Or do they actively shape their own opportunities? Through a longitudinal, ethnographic study of one socioeconomically diverse, public elementary school, I show that children's…
Descriptors: Working Class, Ethnography, Help Seeking, Social Class
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MacRuairc, Gerry – Language and Education, 2011
The central role played by language in mediating school experience and the prestige accorded to standard language varieties within the field of education provide the broad rationale for this paper. This qualitative study, based on a friendship focus-group design, was conducted in two groups of 12-year-old children from contrasting "ideal…
Descriptors: Social Class, Language Variation, Educational Experience, Elementary School Students
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Devine, Dympna – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2009
This paper considers how first-generation immigrant children contribute to processes of capital accumulation through their negotiation and positioning in Irish schools. Drawing on the concepts of social and cultural capital, as well as inter-generational analyses of children's role in the structuring of everyday life, the paper highlights migrant…
Descriptors: Migrant Children, Immigrants, Cultural Capital, Social Capital
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Sreekanth, Y. – Education 3-13, 2009
Universalisation of elementary education is an important goal for a democratic and welfare state like India. In the post-reform period of 1990s, the rapid processes of liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation have brought in a shift from caste to class divisions not only across society, but also even among schools catering to different…
Descriptors: Social Class, Socioeconomic Status, Bullying, Elementary Schools
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Bhana, Deevia – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
This paper explores the salience of sport in the lives of eight-year-old and nine-year-old South African primary school boys. Drawing on ethnographic and interview data, I argue that young boys' developing relationship with sport is inscribed within particular gendered, raced and classed discourses in South Africa. Throughout the paper I show…
Descriptors: Young Children, Foreign Countries, Males, Ethnography