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Wallace, Derron – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
There is a significant, longstanding tradition in British sociological research that renders cultural capital synonymous with whiteness. This article suggests that one substantive factor that contributes to the enduring relationship between whiteness and cultural capital is the paucity of research on the Black and ethnic minority middle classes.…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Whites, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias
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Raaper, Rille – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Guided by a Foucauldian theorisation, this article explores Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) experiences of their work and subjectivity in a neoliberalised higher education environment. By drawing on a research project with GTAs from one UK university, the article argues that GTA work is increasingly shaped by neoliberal reforms. The GTAs…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Neoliberalism, Universities
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Bereményi, Bálint Ábel; Carrasco, Silvia – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article examines the school choices of families who have recently experienced downward mobility during the economic crisis in Spain. Based on semi-structured interviews we analyse the educational strategies of the families in a Bourdieusian framework, focusing on how they cope with the loss of their perceived social status. Prior to the…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Semi Structured Interviews, School Choice, Coping
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Machin, Denry – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This paper examines how one particular class of educational leader--international school Heads--relate to managerialism. Representing a novel site of new theorisation, the independence enjoyed by these leaders allows a 'purer' view of managerialism as experienced 'in here' (inside the subject), not just as a reaction to what is 'out there' (i.e.…
Descriptors: International Schools, Educational Administration, Governance, Interviews
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Canny, Angela; Hamilton, Miriam – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article explores how a formal state examination system operates as a tool which enables the cultural reproduction of the middle classes in an increasingly market-driven education system in Ireland. It is based on a study of a group of final-year girls approaching the high-stakes terminal Leaving Certificate examination. The success of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advantaged, Middle Class Culture, Exit Examinations
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Larsson, Eric; Hultqvist, Elisabeth – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article examines how the outcome of neoliberal educational reforms has affected urban schooling in the inner city of Stockholm--making it into a centralized nexus or a 'hot-spot' for students and schools. The aim is to analyse how geographical place and space have become major distinctive criteria in inner-city students' educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, Neoliberalism, Educational Change
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Awan, Imran – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
In 2014, the city of Birmingham (UK) became embroiled in a high-profile scandal that would bring it and the wider education system under disrepute. The 'Trojan Horse' affair, as it become known, began with an anonymised letter that claimed hard-line 'Islamists' were plotting and planning to take over a number of schools in Birmingham. Amongst the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Muslims, Self Concept, Classification
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Myers, Martin; Bhopal, Kalwant – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The number of families who choose to home educate has significantly increased in the last decade. This article explores the experiences of British Muslims who home educate using data from a larger study exploring the views of a diverse range of families. Drawing on the work of Beck, we discuss how 'risk' is understood in relation to Muslim home…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Muslims, Home Schooling, Family Attitudes
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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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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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Ortiga, Yasmin Y. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article demonstrates how neoliberal higher education has come to play a distinct role in the global market for migrant labor, where a growing number of developing nations educate its citizens for overseas work in order to maximize future monetary remittances. Located in the Philippines, this study shows how local colleges and universities…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations
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McGregor, Glenda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Contemporary global economic contexts are shaped by a neo-liberal paradigm of hyper-individualism and meritocracy strongly influencing national policies in education and welfare. As social safety nets diminish, citizens are expected to be more personally accountable. This creates challenges for the poor and marginalised who are positionally…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Disadvantaged Youth, Nontraditional Education
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Tomlinson, Michael – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article first offers a survey of what has become an area of increasing interest in higher education: the rise of the so-called "student-consumer". This has been linked in part to the marketisation of higher education and the increased personal financial contributions individual students make towards their higher education. Drawing…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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