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Dakka, Fadia – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
This article explores the powerful yet contradictory role of neoliberalism, its competitive mechanisms and emotional logics. Theoretically, it reviews the shifting state-higher education-market nexus through the lens of a critical cultural political economy paradigm. Conceptually, it closely examines Davies' work on the 'logic of competition'…
Descriptors: Role, Neoliberalism, Competition, Knowledge Economy
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Inzunza, Jorge; Assael, Jenny; Cornejo, Rodrigo; Redondo, Jesus – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Chile is recognized in the educational policy field as one of the first laboratories of neoliberal initiatives. These policies, initiated under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, did not change with the new democratic governments after 1990. This characteristic led international organizations to promote the Chilean policies in different…
Descriptors: Public Education, Neoliberalism, Authoritarianism, Activism
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McGimpsey, Ian; Bradbury, Alice; Santori, Diego – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article gives an account of the use of knowledges from emerging scientific fields in education and youth policy making under the Coalition government (2010-15) in the UK. We identify a common process of "translation" and offer three illustrations of policy-making in the UK that utilise diverse knowledges produced in academic fields…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Neurosciences, Networks
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Brancaleone, David; O'Brien, Stephen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
If managerialism points to the ideological foundations and bureaucratisation of contemporary education, marketisation signals its commodification, image and exchange. This paper brings to bear the prevailing influence of marketisation on education. It begins with a brief description of the European context and development of learning outcomes, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Commercialization, Role of Education, Outcomes of Education
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Simpson, Donald – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
The integration of care and education across pre-school sectors of several European countries is currently a key policy priority. In England this necessitates reform aimed at re-modelling a traditionally hierarchical and divided workforce. Drawing on research with early years professionals, this article explores the micro-politics of reform with a…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Human Capital, Social Class, Foreign Countries
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Normand, Romuald – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
The present paper aims to provide an account of the genesis and development of a collection of scientific work that has received strong international recognition--the paradigm of school effectiveness. It shows how this theory, based on the design of measurement tools, has gradually influenced educational management and policies in promoting the…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Educational Indicators, Educational Policy, Laboratories
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Takayama, Keita; Apple, Michael W. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
In the recent debate over education reform, Japanese conservative politicians and intellectuals have selectively appropriated a particular crisis-and-success narrative of British education reform to de-territorialize contentious policy changes. They assert that Britain achieved successful education reform by transforming the very same teaching…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education
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Tormey, Roland – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2006
Much recent sociological work on education makes reference to gender, sexual, ethnic, local and political "project" identities, yet there remains a need to bring the nation, and the state, back in; to also question the way in which "national" identities are constructed in a context of globalisation and localisation. Through an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Global Approach, Nationalism
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Morrison, Keith – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
This paper examines similarities and differences between structuration theory, habitus and complexity theory, as theories of social change. The paper suggests that structuration theory and habitus can theorize change, but that complexity theory offers a more complete theory of change because it focuses on social production rather than…
Descriptors: Social Change, Social Theories, Educational Change, Social Structure
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Gleeson, Denis; Davies, Jenifer; Wheeler, Eunice – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
This paper examines the changing nature of professional practice in English further education. At a time when neo-liberal reform has significantly impacted on this under-researched and over-market-tested sector, little is known about who its practitioners are and how they construct meaning in their work. Sociological interest in the field has…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Change, College Faculty, Continuing Education
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Rikowski, Glenn – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Discusses Marxist educational theory from the 1960s through the 1990s, analyzes its decline and degeneration, and looks at possible future directions. Explores five developments that have undercut the "old" educational Marxism: hyper-academicism; dislocations between theory and practice; the postmodern challenge; the liberal left challenge; and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Educational Trends
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Carter, John – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1997
Contends that post-Fordist theories are unable to offer a clear perspective on educational change because they collapse general and specific narratives, making them prone to overuse. Raises issues of identifying structures that link economic and educational realms. Concludes that educational theorizing needs to be chaperoned by a policy analysis…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Theories
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Muller, Johan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Examines changes in the positions and concerns of South African sociologists of education as they move from an oppositional status to a more ambiguous space. These sociologists now face the prospect of choosing between criticism and reconstructive efforts. Reviews themes and issues related to this conflict. (MJP)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Critical Theory, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Biggart, Andy; Furlong, Andy – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Examines the changing social character of upper secondary schools (noncompulsory education, generally regarded as a stepping stone to university) in England. Previously, upper secondary students tended to be academic high achievers, however, a shrinking job market has created an influx of working class youth. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Adolescents, Alienation
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Troman, Geoff – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Explores teachers' reactions to changing management cultures and argues for a complex reading of their responses. Utilizes data from several ethnographic studies that examined primary school teachers' reactions to the fact that the strictures and obligations of their vocation have become more professional. Many older teachers left whereas younger…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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