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Xu, Cora Lingling; Yang, Miaoyan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article explores the impact of educational mobilities on the ethnic identity construction of minority students in China. Adopting 'temporality' as an analytical tool, the article highlights the dynamic temporal multiplicity in ethnic identity construction by comparing longitudinal in-depth interviews of a Mongolian student and a Tibetan…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Minority Group Students, Self Concept, Comparative Analysis
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Choi, Tat Heung – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article examines how educational transitions in Hong Kong are concurrently classed processes and practices, and how learner identity is developed and negotiated in an education system that prizes English as capital. Through the lens of habitus, the connected but distinct autobiographical accounts suggest that the stronger the insulation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Personal Narratives, Identification (Psychology)
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Levinson, Martin P. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
Considering data from a research project with two Gypsy communities (2010-2012) in South West England, this article explores issues of education and identity. The two communities have contrasting experiences within the education system. Informed by inter-disciplinary perspectives on identity and assimilation theories, the article explores these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Migrants
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Hernandez, Ivette – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article is about collective identity, learning processes and political agency in the Chilean student movement. The geographies of collective identity are constituted through engaging with emotions interwoven with the political learning process by making mistakes that enabled student activists' agency to undergo transformation between 2006 and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Activism, Self Concept
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Dovemark, Marianne; Holm, Ann-Sofie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
The aim of this article is to illustrate how Swedish schools construct different pedagogic identities in the way they marketize themselves. We examine through a Bernsteinian lens how upper secondary schools promote themselves; what identities are being called for by the schools and how these identities are expressed. Moreover, the article intends…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Marketing, Institutional Characteristics
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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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Holloway, Jessica – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article analyzes the constitutive and productive effects of one US middle school's teacher evaluation system, and the way it operates to (re)make teacher subjects. Using transcripts from interviews with teachers and evaluators, as well as policy and system protocol documents, the article demonstrates how a positive evaluation discourse has…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Accountability, Epistemology
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Tett, Lyn – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
The impact of participation in adult literacy programmes on learners' identities is examined through an interrogation of their past and current experiences and the assessment of the effect of particular pedagogies. The findings show how learners' positive experiences in their programmes had caused them to re-evaluate their previous understandings…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Identification (Psychology), Student Experience, Adult Students
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Warin, Jo – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
This article contributes to ongoing discussion of the Bourdieusian concept of cultural capital and current attempts to elaborate this concept and its derivatives. The paper identifies "identity capital", the capacity to create a narrative of social and self-awareness by constructing a flexible sense of self. This concept explains…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Cultural Capital, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies
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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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Gholami, Reza – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Taking the English National Curriculum as its main example, this article argues that an overly nationalistic, normative and "fact-based" citizenship education curriculum is failing to engage the dimensions of young people's identities which they experience as deeply meaningful. There is thus a chasm--albeit a false one--between official…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum
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Falconer, Emily; Taylor, Yvette – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article addresses the negotiation of "queer religious" student identities in UK higher education. The "university experience" has generally been characterised as a period of intense transformation and self-exploration, with complex and overlapping personal and social influences significantly shaping educational spaces,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Religion, Identification (Psychology)
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Morrice, Linda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Debates about integration, British values and identity, who can belong and who can become a citizen, have been fuelled by concerns about growing cultural diversity in the United Kingdom. To promote a shared sense of national identity and claim a universal and normative citizen subject, the UK government, along with many other western nations, has…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Gender Differences, Tests, Language Tests
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Resnik, Julia – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2006
Economic and technological processes of globalization and the increasing migrations of people in the world undermine dominant national identities. One of the main characteristics of our time is the instability of identities and the continuous invention of new/old identities. Traditions and ethnic identities are deconstructed and reconstructed.…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Nationalism, Migrant Workers
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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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