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Ergin, Murat; Rankin, Bruce; Göksen, Fatos – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article examines the perceptions of education in Turkey, which refer to a nebulous package of formal education and a cultured stance. Guided by the literature on symbolic violence, we argue that underprivileged groups misrecognize arbitrary hierarchies by considering them just and inevitable. Elite tastes have been internalized by other…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Violence, Disadvantaged, Neoliberalism
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Lee, Sunghoe – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This biographical case study explores how two South Korean middle-aged married women have managed their career and their family commitments over the period of 9 years after their mature higher education. In doing this, this study focuses on the role of agency with reference to the structure of gender throughout these women's experiences.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Adults, Spouses
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Baker, Zoe – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to critically evaluate Archer's reflexive modalities in relation to Further Education (FE) students' higher education (HE) decision-making and choices. To do this, it draws on data from a qualitative, longitudinal narrative inquiry that explored how socioeconomically under-represented FE students made their HE…
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Choice, Disproportionate Representation, Individual Power
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Bhopal, Kalwant; Chapman, Thandeka K. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Using critical race theory, this article examines the racial positioning of British international minority ethnic (IME) academics in predominantly White institutions (PWIs). Empirical data, in the form of 28 in-depth interviews with IME academics, is used to analyze the complex raced and gendered positionalities of IME academics in institutions of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Critical Theory, Race
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Vincent, Carol – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This paper explores how teachers respond to the requirement to promote 'fundamental British values' (FBV) to their pupils. It offers a preliminary analysis of data drawn from interviews with teachers and (mostly lesson) observations in schools. It argue that, first, the policy cannot be understood without a consideration of the multi-layered…
Descriptors: Social Values, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Pun, Ngai; Koo, Anita – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Situating in the different social, political and cultural contexts of schooling in China, which is more embedded in mixed neoliberal value, authoritarian state control and collective morality, we use a somewhat different theoretical angle to understand the process of 'learning to labour' and the reproduction of working class at school and at work.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational High Schools, High School Students, Working Class
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Wiesemann, Jutta; Lange, Jochen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
By designing products that ultimately structure meaning in lessons, the industry that produces teaching materials for schools shapes teaching practice and everyday learning situations in schools across geographical borders. The design and development of such learning resources is a professional practice that has hitherto received very little…
Descriptors: Manufacturing, Industrial Education, Instructional Materials, Material Development
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Flynn, Naomi – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article presents original insights into the English learning experiences of Polish children and contributes a longitudinal perspective on teachers' relationships with them. Data from interviews conducted in 2016 with primary school teachers, Polish children and their parents are compared with outcomes from an earlier study ending in 2009, in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Experience, Elementary School Teachers
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Siebers, Hans – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Following Gellner, citizenship education has often been framed in terms of nationalism. This framing is supported by methodological nationalism that legitimizes nationalism as either functional (civic nationalism) or natural (ethnic nationalism). Based on a triangulation of qualitative and quantitative data, this study of the dynamics in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nationalism, Citizenship Education, College 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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Bellino, Michelle J.; Dryden-Peterson, Sarah – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article explores the impact of global policy shifts toward 'national integration' on schooling for refugee youth in Kenya. Based on interviews and classroom observations in Kakuma Refugee Camp, we theorize that integration manifests in a multidirectional, hierarchical manner as few refugees integrate "up" into government schools,…
Descriptors: Refugees, Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Access to Education
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Leaney, Sarah – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article builds upon a tradition of feminist critical engagements with Bourdieu, developing the concept of 'foregrounded history' as a way to conceptualise the temporal and affective in processes of habitus formation. Through analysis of affects 'produced through the social encounter' within everyday childhoods on a British council estate, the…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Personality Traits, Psychological Patterns, Personality Development
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Mateos-González, José Luis; Boliver, Vikki – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Many countries, including Italy, are increasingly managing their public higher education systems in accordance with the New Public Management principle that private-sector management practices improve efficiency and quality. A key mechanism has been the introduction of performance-based funding systems designed to reward 'high-performing'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Performance Based Assessment, Private Sector, Universities
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Myklebust, Runa Brandal – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Given the ambition to decrease gender segregation in higher education, it is essential to understand the considerations made by the gender minority in segregated fields of study. This article interprets the resistance met by girls choosing gender-untypical paths, and analyses how they explain and justify such choices. The context of Norway…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Sex Stereotypes, Gender Bias
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Thomson, Pat; Hall, Christine; Earl, Lexi; Geppert, Corinna – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
The arts are under threat in English schools. But some schools and teachers work against the trend. To understand how they continue to offer rich arts experiences to students, we bring Bourdieusian thinking to arts teacher practices that were common across the 30 secondary schools we studied for three years. In addition to a flexible approach to…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Educational Practices
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