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Sellers, Chelsea – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
The benefits of reading for pleasure and positive reader identities have been well established in previous research. However, much discussion regarding young people's reading is underpinned by a discourse of deficit, placing emphasis on what young people should be reading. In an attempt to move away from this discourse, this article considers…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Peer Groups, Role, Reading Skills
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Atlay, Cansu; Tieben, Nicole; Fauth, Benjamin; Hillmert, Steffen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Building on the sociological work by Lareau, this study examined the association between students' socioeconomic background, prior achievement and the perception of teacher support within the classroom. We expected that students from higher socioeconomic backgrounds would be more critical about the support they receive in the classroom and rate…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Correlation
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Samson, Maxim G. M. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Faith schools may play an important role in reproducing ethnoreligious identities, yet research into Jewish schools has tended to overlook students' personalised conceptualisations of faith. Instead, it has regularly utilised restrictive 'indicators' of ethnoreligious practice in order to gauge these institutions' effectiveness in 'strengthening'…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religious Education, Religious Factors
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Grim, Jeffrey; Moore-Vissing, Quixada; Mountford-Zimdars, Anna – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This project investigated the postsecondary education aspirations of 27 secondary school-aged students living in greater London, England and greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA. An innovative research design was implemented to support a technology-facilitated international focus group allowing for exchanges between the US and English students.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Low Income, Academic Aspiration, Occupational Aspiration
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Sortkaer, Bent – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This study draws on the concept of cultural capital to determine whether the cultural capital of students is related to their perceptions of classroom interactions, specifically teacher--student feedback practices. The analysis of new data in 'Feedback and Cultural Capital,' a Danish survey of feedback practices among 14-year-old and 15-year-old…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Classroom Communication
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Eriksen, Ingunn Marie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article addresses school resistance in ethnic minority girls. Girls' school opposition is mostly described as covert. If described as hostile, it is rarely understood in terms of femininity. Through psychosocial analyses of extensive fieldwork and interviews with students in a Norwegian upper-secondary school, the article describes an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Femininity, Ethnicity, Ethnic Groups
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Ralph, Thomas; Levinson, Martin – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article considers the understandings of space and place amongst a group of disaffected students within an institution that had been in a state of flux over a number of years. The article explores ways in which students are positioned by institutions into specific spaces, ways in which they use those spaces to challenge authority and ways in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Space Utilization, Resistance (Psychology)
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Ivaniushina, Valeria; Alexandrov, Daniel – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article explores the relationship between educational outcomes and anti-school attitudes at different levels of social organization in schools. Data were collected in St. Petersburg, Russia (104 schools, 7300 students) and analyzed using multi-level regression models that included three levels: individual, clique of friends and school. A…
Descriptors: School Culture, Individual Characteristics, Social Environment, Values
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Hoque, Aminul – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article examines the lives and multifaceted identities of a group of young Bangladeshis from east London. Qualitative research--involving predominantly group and in-depth one-to-one interviews--was undertaken with 16 young Bangladeshis aged 15-19. Two key findings emerge from this research. Firstly, the knotty and fluid concept of identity is…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Self Concept, Culturally Relevant Education, Secondary School Students
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Barker, Bernard; Hoskins, Kate – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article investigates whether schools that match Coalition Government criteria for excellence can enable hardworking students, regardless of background, to achieve good examination results and improved chances of social mobility. Students at two case-study academies were interviewed about family influences on their development and choice of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Effectiveness, Family Characteristics, Social Mobility
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Bodovski, Katerina; Jeon, Haram; Byun, Soo-yong – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Using the 2000 and 2009 waves of Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) data, we examined the relationships between family socio-economic status (SES), cultural capital, and reading achievement among students in five post-socialist Eastern European countries while comparing the findings with three Western bench-marking countries.…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Correlation
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Francis, Becky; Archer, Louise; Moote, Julie; de Witt, Jen; Yeomans, Lucy – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Hyper-femininity and the construction of the "girly girl" label have been documented widely, but there has been less attention to their content (or any distinctions between these constructs). Indeed, it can be argued that the content of femininity remains a controversial and somewhat under-researched topic in feminist scholarship. This…
Descriptors: Femininity, Science Activities, Science Education, Qualitative Research
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Baker, William – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article argues for the importance of studying the moral meanings that young people attach to their aspirations and plans for the future. Drawing on semi-structured interview data with 29 young people from a sixth-form college in a disadvantaged area of East London, I show that aspirations are closely connected to the formation of individual…
Descriptors: Aspiration, Semi Structured Interviews, Secondary School Students, Disadvantaged Youth
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Akar, Bassel – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
Education for active citizenship continues to be a critical response for social cohesion and reconstruction in conflict-affected areas. Oftentimes, approaches to learning and teaching in such contexts can do as much harm as good. This study qualitatively examines 435 students' reflections of their civics classroom learning experiences and their…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Qualitative Research, Community Development, Citizenship Education
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Behtoui, Alireza; Neergaard, Anders – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
Based on Bourdieu's conceptualization of social capital (the social stratification perspective), this study examines the impact of social capital on the educational outcomes of young people in Sweden, with a focus on the extra-familial aspect of social capital -- that is, social capital generated by parental networks and active membership in…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education
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