NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Audience
Researchers1
Laws, Policies, & Programs
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 1 to 15 of 99 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Burgess, Nuala – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2021
Much of the research examining students' university choosing in England focuses on rates of access to 'elite' universities for high-attaining state-educated students. By contrast, the experiences of students applying to 'new' universities remain under-researched. This paper considers moderately attaining 16-18 years olds as a "discrete…
Descriptors: College Choice, College Applicants, Foreign Countries, Institutional Characteristics
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Tsao, Jack; Hardy, Ian; Lingard, Bob – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2021
This article provides a critical sociological examination of how Hong Kong youth's relationship towards Chinese identity and China is negotiated vis-a-vis schooling, language policy, and the broader Hong Kong postcolonial condition, and how this mediates these students' aspirational imaginations regarding possibilities of studying and working in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Social Change, Language Planning
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lillie, Karen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2021
It has been argued that a transnational elite class is emerging, and that elite schools are 'choreographing' this process. This article nuances this developing theoretical framework with empirical data from an economically elite boarding school in Switzerland. It demonstrates that young men and women at this site linked to a global economy whilst…
Descriptors: Social Class, Advantaged, Foreign Countries, Boarding Schools
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Peltola, Marja – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2021
The concerns over school segregation have gained salience in Finland in the last two decades, paralleling the discussions elsewhere in Europe. This article examines from the pupil perspective, how school segregation and school selection are 'lived' in a lower secondary school in the metropolitan area of Helsinki. Using the concept of borderwork, I…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Metropolitan Areas
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Francis, Becky; Craig, Nicole; Hodgen, Jeremy; Taylor, Becky; Tereshchenko, Antonina; Connolly, Paul; Archer, Louise – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
The impact of self-fulfilling prophecy in education, and of attainment grouping on pupil self-perception, remain topics of longstanding debate, with important consequences for social in/justice. Focusing on self-confidence, this article draws on survey responses from 9,059 12-13 year olds who were tracked by subject ('setting'). They provided…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Educational Attainment, Social Justice, Self Esteem
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ljunggren, Jørn; Orupabo, Julia – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
While the scholarly work on the second generation of immigrants has scrutinised both high educational achievers and marginalised groups, less attention has been paid to those in between and their aspirations. In this article, we draw on interviews with 35 adolescents pursuing vocational education in Norway. Our analysis takes as its point of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Aspiration, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lorenz, Georg; Boda, Zsófia; Salikutluk, Zerrin; Jansen, Malte – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
Educational expectations are a key predictor of educational attainment. Throughout adolescence, friends increasingly function as 'significant others' and, thus, can affect the development of these expectations. Although scholars often interpret the clustering of students with similar expectations within friendship networks as the outcome of peer…
Descriptors: Expectation, Peer Influence, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Loh, Chin Ee; Sun, Baoqi – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
The acquisition of cultural capital can only be understood in the light of the formation of habitus, including the socialisation process, and in the context of the field in which any such capital has value. Yet, the relation between cultural capital and habitus is seldom discussed in research. Drawing on the data from focus groups with 96 students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Capital, Reading Habits, Reading Skills
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Nylund, Mattias; Ledman, Kristina; Rosvall, Per-Åke; Rönnlund, Maria – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
Previous studies of citizenship preparation in upper secondary school, including studies on vocational programmes, have primarily focused on general subjects. Potential and actual roles of vocational subjects in this context have received little attention, so we have little knowledge of what is likely a significant part of the citizenship…
Descriptors: Socialization, Citizenship Education, Vocational Education, Secondary School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Sciffer, Michael G.; Perry, Laura B.; McConney, Andrew – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
School socio-economic compositional (SEC) effects have been influential in educational research predicting a range of outcomes and influencing public policy. However, some recent studies have challenged the veracity of SEC effects when applying residualised-change and fixed effects models and simulating potential measurement errors in hierarchical…
Descriptors: School Demography, Socioeconomic Status, Socioeconomic Influences, Context Effect
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Jørgensen, Clara Rübner; Allan, Julie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
This paper reports the experiences of staff, parents, governors and students at a secondary free school in the West Midlands of England in relation to the inclusion of students with special educational needs (SEN). The paper is based on a qualitative research project carried out at a school that opened in 2015, with the explicit aim of examining…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Free Schools, Secondary School Students, Special Needs Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Evans, Ceryn – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
Despite the overwhelming focus on young people who are at either end of the educational or social spectrum in policy and research, vast numbers of young people do not reside at these extremes. Consequently, there have been calls to focus more closely on young people who reside in the 'middle.' This paper considers the utility of the concept of a…
Descriptors: College Attendance, Decision Making, Social Differences, Case Studies
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Paterson, Lindsay – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
Denominational secondary schools in Scotland have been an influential means by which Catholics have achieved full social citizenship. Most of the Catholic population of Scotland has its origins in late-nineteenth-century migration from Ireland into low-skilled occupations. Although the church built a system of Catholic primary schools, it could…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Secondary School Students, Catholic Schools, Catholics
Previous Page | Next Page »
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7