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ERIC Number: EJ856714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1745-7823
Discipline and School Ethos: Exploring Students' Reflections upon Values, Rules and the Bible in a Christian City Technology College
Green, Elizabeth
Ethnography and Education, v4 n2 p197-209 Jun 2009
This paper examines the way students reflect upon discipline in a City Technology College which has a Bible-based Christian ethos. This ethos is formally operationalised within college pastoral care and academic structures through a set of seven Core Values. Using ethnographic data and theoretical perspectives derived from Bourdieu this paper concludes that Core Values allow for different interpretations of the nature of discipline and morality to co-exist. Students' responses indicate that they are persuaded that the status and reputation of the college has a high-symbolic value and thus, the majority try to incorporate a defence of the discipline structure into their discourse even if they believe that some of the rules are too strict. Students also see some kind of connection between the Christian ethos and the discipline structures suggesting that they experience Core Values as a symbolic power. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)