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Papatsiba, Vassiliki; Cohen, Eliel – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
Globally, performance-based research funding aims to support the most deserving academic institutions and researchers. However, overcoming entrenched assumptions about quality is a persistent challenge for higher education research policies worldwide; traditionally powerful institutions tend to maintain dominance. Research impact as a performance…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Financial Support, Research, Higher Education
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Shain, Farzana – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
Farzana Shain reviews two books: (1) Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness across the Disciplines, edited by Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, Luke Charles Harris, Daniel Martinez HoSang and George Lipsitz, 2019; and Education and Race: From Empire to Brexit, by Sally Tomlinson, 2019, Bristol, Policy. Shain begins this review by saying that we…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Race, Racial Bias, Public Policy
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Squire, Ruth – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
This article explores the recent emergence of 'working-class student officer' roles in students' unions associated with elite UK universities. These student representative roles are designed to represent the interests of working-class students within their universities and sit alongside student representatives for liberation groups and/or student…
Descriptors: Working Class, Student Unions, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Katartzi, Eugenia; Hayward, Geoff – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
In this paper we provide a framework for conceptualising transitions from Vocational Education and Training (VET) programmes to Higher Education (HE), by bringing together Bourdieu's and Bernstein's theoretical approaches with the view to attend to the often side-lined epistemic and pedagogical parameters. We utilise the Bourdieusian tools of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, College Freshmen
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Tholen, Gerbrand – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
An ongoing debate is centred around the question of how we can understand the value of university credentials in accessing jobs. We know that occupations are strong determinants of which skills, knowledge and abilities are utilised in work but we do not know enough of how occupational contexts shape what university degrees represent to employers…
Descriptors: Skilled Occupations, Higher Education, Credentials, Employment Opportunities
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Crozier, Gill; Reay, Diane; Clayton, John – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Through the case-study experiences of 24 White and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) working-class students from three very different universities, we aim to illuminate the often hidden struggle for recognition and respect for classed, 'raced' and gendered ways of being in the university. We discuss how the students perceive their identities…
Descriptors: Working Class, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Smith, Sally; Taylor-Smith, Ella; Bacon, Liz; Mackinnon, Lachlan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
A recent UK Government commissioned study found concerning levels of unemployment among computing students from disadvantaged, black and minority ethnic backgrounds. The study highlighted that work experience was a factor in increased levels of graduate employment. As such, it is vital that students have equal access to such work experience. This…
Descriptors: Work Experience, Unemployment, Computer Science Education, Disadvantaged
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Friedman, Jonathan Z. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Cosmopolitanism has been cast by some in recent years as a form of cultural capital, disproportionately available to students on elite educational pathways. This article tests this supposition, by comparing the enactment of global citizenship education reforms at two high-status and two low-status universities in the United Kingdom. These…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Higher Education, Prosocial Behavior, Comparative Analysis
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Raaper, Rille – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Guided by a Foucauldian theorisation, this article explores Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) experiences of their work and subjectivity in a neoliberalised higher education environment. By drawing on a research project with GTAs from one UK university, the article argues that GTA work is increasingly shaped by neoliberal reforms. The GTAs…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Neoliberalism, Universities
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Brooks, Rachel – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article investigates the ways in which students are constructed in contemporary English higher education policy. First, it contends that, contrary to assumptions made in the academic literature, students are not conceptualised as 'empowered consumers'; instead their vulnerability is emphasised by both government and unions. Second, it…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Discourse Analysis, Policy Analysis
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Gaulter, Julia; Mountford-Zimdars, Anna – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
We present the experience of 10 British low-socio-economic status students who were supported by a charitable scheme to be internationally mobile and who are currently studying at a range of highly selective universities and liberal arts colleges in the North-Eastern United States. Based on semi-structured interviews and the discussion of…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Students, Study Abroad, Cultural Capital
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Muddiman, Esther – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Both educational policies and academic literature assume that students take an instrumental approach to their studies at university. However, despite wide-ranging discussions in the academic literature about contemporary arrangements and practices in higher education, empirical examinations of these conditions are notably scarce. This article…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis
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Selwyn, Neil – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article reviews two recent books on the rising use of digital data in schools and university education, reflecting on areas of further research, analysis, and action. The books discussed are: (1) "The datafication of primary and early years education: playing with numbers," by A. Bradbury and G. Roberts-Holmes, London, Routledge,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Cebolla-Boado, Héctor; Hu, Yang; Soysal, Yasemin Nuhog¯lu – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This research contributes to the booming literature on the mobility of international students in higher education. We analyse university-level factors that affect the sorting of Chinese international students across British universities. We produced a unique data-set merging university-level data from the 2014 UK Higher Education Statistics Agency…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Foreign Students, College Students, Universities
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