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Smith, Cathy – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
This paper examines how young people account for choosing mathematical subjects, and how these processes sustain, or not, their continued participation. It draws on a 2-year qualitative study of 24 young people's accounts of following advanced mathematical pathways within a widening participation programme. Working within a post-structural…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Time, Social Influences, Age Differences
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Godec, Spela – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
Research has highlighted that engagement with science is highly gendered and that the masculinised culture of science makes it difficult for many girls/women to engage. Meanwhile, a growing body of research has explored the potential of out-of-school spaces to provide more equitable engagement opportunities. In this paper, I examine engagement…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Science Activities, Working Class, Gender Issues
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Uboldi, Anna – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
A consolidated sociological line of the research allows us to understand the educational advantages of middle-class pupils in terms of the dynamics of reproduction [Bourdieu, P., and J. C. Passeron. 1970. "The Inheritors: French Students and Their Relations to Culture," translated and edited by Richard Nice. Chicago: University of…
Descriptors: Art Education, Advantaged, Secondary School Students, Educational Attainment
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Morales, Danielle X.; Grineski, Sara E.; Collins, Timothy W. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
We examine separate and combined effects of children's body size and gender on school bullying victimization in the United States. Second-grade data for the 2012/13 school year from the US Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Cohort, 2011 were analyzed, hierarchical generalized logistic modeling was used, and three forms of school…
Descriptors: Human Body, Body Height, Body Weight, Gender Differences
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Variyan, George – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article is based on a multi-site study of teachers in elite private schools in Australia. Teachers' accounts from this study bring nuance to the reasons one might short-handedly expect they have in working for these exclusive institutions. It is not that everyday motivations don't matter, for example, the financial compensations, the…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Single Sex Colleges, Advantaged, Teacher Attitudes
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Sortkaer, Bent – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This study draws on the concept of cultural capital to determine whether the cultural capital of students is related to their perceptions of classroom interactions, specifically teacher--student feedback practices. The analysis of new data in 'Feedback and Cultural Capital,' a Danish survey of feedback practices among 14-year-old and 15-year-old…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Classroom Communication
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Scharf, Jan; Hadjar, Andreas; Grecu, Alyssa – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Many approaches to explaining educational inequalities relate explicitly and implicitly to benefits of education, and rational choice theories in particular consider monetary benefits. We specify a concept of the value of education that allows for an empirical analysis of educational benefits, considering both monetary and non-monetary dimensions…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Benefits, Foreign Countries, Values Education
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Atlay, Cansu; Tieben, Nicole; Fauth, Benjamin; Hillmert, Steffen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Building on the sociological work by Lareau, this study examined the association between students' socioeconomic background, prior achievement and the perception of teacher support within the classroom. We expected that students from higher socioeconomic backgrounds would be more critical about the support they receive in the classroom and rate…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Correlation
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Behtoui, Alireza – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Recent research demonstrates that, along with the family, the peer group and the school environment, extra-curricular activities are important contexts for young people's educational and social development. This article is the result of a survey conducted with a sample of young people in their last year of compulsory school in Sweden and examines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, After School Programs, Extracurricular Activities
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Angervall, Petra; Erlandson, Peter; Gustafsson, Jan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The competitive university has brought about changes in structural conditions and created contradictions which are embedded in institutions. The present study is based on interviews with 42 early career researchers in the field of education sciences in Sweden. We analyse how members of this group handle career possibilities and limitations in…
Descriptors: Career Development, Gender Differences, Educational Researchers, Educational Resources
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Khattab, Nabil; Modood, Tariq – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This study compares the educational attainment of Muslim and Christian White-British boys and girls at the following junctions: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, GCSE, getting into universities and achieving a place at a Russell Group university. The study utilises the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England waves 1-6 with linked data from the…
Descriptors: Muslims, Educational Attainment, Gender Differences, Expectation
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Shah, Saeeda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Islam underlines equality between women and men regarding their spiritual and intellectual potential. However, given interpretations of religious texts are often availed to suppress women in most Muslim societies, with serious implications for gender equality in the domestic and the professional spheres. This article draws on data from a study of…
Descriptors: Muslims, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Religious Factors
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Moulton, Vanessa; Flouri, Eirini; Joshi, Heather; Sullivan, Alice – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Social class mobility from grandparent to grandchild is a relatively neglected topic. Grandparents today are often healthier and more active, and have longer relationships with their grandchildren than in previous generations. We used data from the UK's Millennium Cohort Study (n = 8570) to investigate the influence of maternal and paternal…
Descriptors: Grandparents, Social Class, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
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Morrice, Linda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Debates about integration, British values and identity, who can belong and who can become a citizen, have been fuelled by concerns about growing cultural diversity in the United Kingdom. To promote a shared sense of national identity and claim a universal and normative citizen subject, the UK government, along with many other western nations, has…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Gender Differences, Tests, Language Tests
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Minello, Alessandra; Blossfeld, Hans-Peter – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Empirical studies have repeatedly shown that in Germany educational success still strongly depends on the social origin of individuals. Using the National Educational Panel Study, we analyse the effects of fathers' and mothers' education levels on their sons' and daughters' educational attainments across three successive birth cohorts in West…
Descriptors: Correlation, Mothers, Fathers, Educational Attainment
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