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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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Valiente, Oscar; Lowden, Kevin; Capsada-Munsech, Queralt – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
This article shows how the Scottish Government's (SG) political management of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) has reinforced the economic goals of lifelong learning (LLL) under the skills for work agenda. Youth unemployment has been prioritized as the main social problem to be addressed, and most of the limited public resources for LLL have been…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, At Risk Persons, Young Adults, Economic Climate
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Heiskanen, Noora; Alasuutari, Maarit; Vehkakoski, Tanja – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The article critically discusses the practice of describing children's special educational needs (SEN) in early childhood education and care (ECEC) pedagogical documents. Documentation is understood as a form of governance. In current practice, documentation is extensively used in educational institutions. Even when the focus of documentation…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Documentation
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Sukarieh, Mayssoun; Tannock, Stuart – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Currently dominant human capital and knowledge economy rhetoric holds that education can raise wages, empower workers and enhance working conditions. Education, however, can also have the opposite impact in the workplace and labour market, an impact that has received only limited attention. In this article we draw together a broad range of…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Empowerment, Work Environment, Labor Market
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Souto-Otero, Manuel; Whitworth, Adam – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
"Delayed participation" in higher education (HE) is an increasingly important feature of modern HE systems in many countries. Despite this, surprisingly little empirical research has been undertaken seeking to better understand levels of delayed adult participation in HE across Europe. The present article responds to this gap by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Student Participation, Higher Education
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Edwards, Tony – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
Olive Banks' study of the sharp contrasts of "parity and prestige" in English secondary education was published when sociological study of education was only beginning in Britain. It fitted neatly into that study's preoccupation with the interactions of social class, educational opportunity and social mobility. This paper is not an…
Descriptors: Relationship, Social Class, Social Mobility, Educational Opportunities
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Burke, Penny Jane – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
Drawing on ESRC-funded research (RES-000-22-0832), this article examines the accounts of men participating in London access and foundation programs in relation to their shifting masculine identifications. The author considers how the men's early memories of schooling shape their student masculinities. Their accounts are contextualized in relation…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foundation Programs, Males, Masculinity
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Lambert, Cath – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
Transformational leadership is widely recognised as being central to the implementation of educational reform. In this paper I draw on selected educational speeches made by New Labour politicians in order to locate shifting discourses of leadership within the broader accountability framework through which the terms of the relationship between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformational Leadership, Masculinity, Educational Change
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Hartley, David – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
Organizational learning or epistemology has emerged in order to manage the creation of knowledge and innovation within contemporary capitalism. Its insights are being applied also to the public sector. Much of the research in organizational learning has drawn upon the discipline of psychology, particularly constructivist theory. Two approaches in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Theory, Social Theories, Public Sector
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Kehily, Mary Jane; Pattman, Rob – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2006
This paper explores the ways in which sixth-form students in Milton Keynes negotiate their identities and the symbolic significance they attach to leisure activities in the process of doing this. The paper draws upon qualitative, young-person-centred interviews with sixth formers in state and private schools. It addresses the investments of sixth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Identification (Psychology), Middle Class
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Brehony, Kevin J.; Deem, Rosemary – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
This paper examines claims that recent reforms to UK education have led to significant organisational changes in primary school and higher education. It also examines two main theoretical explanations for these, namely post-Fordism and New Managerialism. Examples of changes in both schools and universities, including flexibility and teamwork, are…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Administration
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Martens, Lydia – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
The market as educator has become firmly lodged at the centre of popular and scholarly debate commenting on the nexus between children, consumption and education/learning. In this paper, I appreciate this scholarly debate from the point of view of the sociology of consumption. The latter has been relatively silent on children's consumption and…
Descriptors: Purchasing, Sociology, Cultural Influences, Consumer Education
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Crozier, Gill – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
This paper focuses on the educational experiences of a group of African Caribbean and mixed "race" young people from the perspectives of their parents. The discussion is set within a national context where children of African Caribbean origin are one of the lowest achieving minority ethnic groups in the UK and are disproportionately one…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Educational Experience, Minority Groups, Foreign Countries
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Shepherd, John; Vulliamy, Graham – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1983
Unlike in England, no overt culture clash was found in Ontario, Canada, secondary schools between "school" music and "student's" music. However, in both countries the form and content of school music convey a dominant ideology. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Sociology
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Cooper, Barry – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1983
Drawing on a recent empirical study of curriculum change in English secondary school mathematics and on the work of Kuhn, Bucher and Strauss, Archer, and Bhaskar, a tentative model for analyzing how and why changes occur in the legitimacy of particular definitions of secondary school mathematics and science subjects is developed. (Author/IS)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational History
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