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Maxwell, Claire; Yemini, Miri; Engel, Laura; Lee, Moosung – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
In this essay we develop the concept of 'cosmopolitan nationalism', offering a working definition and suggesting ways sociologists of education might draw on it in their future work. We show how it is a useful analytical lens through which to examine contemporary policies and practices that navigate global processes (ranking systems, mobility of…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Cross Cultural Studies, Equal Education, Educational Quality
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Bodovski, Katerina – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
This study makes two contributions to the literature. First, it bridges the sociological discussion of social class habitus with psychological notions of adolescents' educational expectations, locus of control, and self-concepts. Second, it empirically examines the relationships between early employed parental practices and expectations and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Parent Attitudes, Expectation, Parent Influence
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Watkins, Megan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
The teacher's body has a dubious status within contemporary pedagogic practice. The impact of progressivism in many western countries, with its emphasis on student-centred learning, has resulted in a marginalisation of the teacher's role in many classrooms. While its influence appears to be waning, in Australian primary schools, student-centred…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods