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Stahl, Garth – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
This paper intends to show the processes and identity negotiations of white working-class boys surrounding their own learner-identity within a "raising aspirations" rhetoric. The current dominant neoliberal discourse, which prioritizes a view of aspiration that is competitive, economic, and status-based, shapes the subjectivities of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, White Students, Males
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Warin, Jo; Muldoon, Janine – British Educational Research Journal, 2009
The aim of this article is to initiate discussion about the pursuit of self-awareness--a concept embedded in recent policy--as an educational goal. The authors argue that complex theoretical questions need to be addressed if improvements in policy and practice relating to personal, social and emotional education are to ensue. Such questions relate…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Emotional Development, Educational Policy, Social Development
Wang, Jianjun – Online Submission, 2005
In the western literature, mathematics achievement and its related student self-concept are important education outcomes reciprocally linked and mutually reinforcing. The reciprocal relation model is examined in this study to assess its generalization in a cross-cultural setting. Hong Kong is the site of choice because of its exposure to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Gender Differences, Self Concept