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Lemistre, Philippe; Ménard, Boris – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
We bring together the theories of Bourdieu and Sen in order to understand the processes that influence the study paths chosen by young people with a general degree from a science university in France. The weighting of economic and cultural capital within study options taken in secondary education and during the premier cycle (the first three years…
Descriptors: Science Education, College Graduates, Cultural Capital, Foreign Countries
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Samson, Maxim G. M. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Faith schools may play an important role in reproducing ethnoreligious identities, yet research into Jewish schools has tended to overlook students' personalised conceptualisations of faith. Instead, it has regularly utilised restrictive 'indicators' of ethnoreligious practice in order to gauge these institutions' effectiveness in 'strengthening'…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religious Education, Religious Factors
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Grim, Jeffrey; Moore-Vissing, Quixada; Mountford-Zimdars, Anna – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This project investigated the postsecondary education aspirations of 27 secondary school-aged students living in greater London, England and greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA. An innovative research design was implemented to support a technology-facilitated international focus group allowing for exchanges between the US and English students.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Low Income, Academic Aspiration, Occupational Aspiration
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Hernandez, Ivette – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article is about collective identity, learning processes and political agency in the Chilean student movement. The geographies of collective identity are constituted through engaging with emotions interwoven with the political learning process by making mistakes that enabled student activists' agency to undergo transformation between 2006 and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Activism, Self Concept
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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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Dadvand, Babak; Cuervo, Hernán – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
With schools coming under pressure to perform and produce outcomes, the caring practices of the institution have been increasingly framed around issues of achievement, excellence and outcomes. In this article, we examine how the performativity-driven practices of care impact on the possibilities of social inclusion for marginalised students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Public Schools, Secondary School Students
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Pollard, Dominic; Alexander, Patrick – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article explores class, capital, and aspiration to social mobility in an ethnographic study of an English secondary school. In particular, the article considers the school's musical instrument programme as a site for inculcating forms of capital, under the auspices of developing skills for upward social mobility. Bringing together Bourdieu's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Musical Instruments, Communities of Practice
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Eriksen, Ingunn Marie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article addresses school resistance in ethnic minority girls. Girls' school opposition is mostly described as covert. If described as hostile, it is rarely understood in terms of femininity. Through psychosocial analyses of extensive fieldwork and interviews with students in a Norwegian upper-secondary school, the article describes an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Femininity, Ethnicity, Ethnic Groups
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Ralph, Thomas; Levinson, Martin – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article considers the understandings of space and place amongst a group of disaffected students within an institution that had been in a state of flux over a number of years. The article explores ways in which students are positioned by institutions into specific spaces, ways in which they use those spaces to challenge authority and ways in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Space Utilization, Resistance (Psychology)
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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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Thomson, Pat; Hall, Christine; Earl, Lexi; Geppert, Corinna – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
The arts are under threat in English schools. But some schools and teachers work against the trend. To understand how they continue to offer rich arts experiences to students, we bring Bourdieusian thinking to arts teacher practices that were common across the 30 secondary schools we studied for three years. In addition to a flexible approach to…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Educational Practices
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Wallace, Derron – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
There is a significant, longstanding tradition in British sociological research that renders cultural capital synonymous with whiteness. This article suggests that one substantive factor that contributes to the enduring relationship between whiteness and cultural capital is the paucity of research on the Black and ethnic minority middle classes.…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Whites, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias
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Tsao, Jack; Hardy, Ian; Lingard, Bob – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The research explores Hong Kong students' dispositions towards higher education and employment in relation to understandings of their schooling experiences in English Medium of Instruction (EMI) schools in Hong Kong. The research draws upon Bourdieu's theory of practice, Appadurai's notion of the 'capacity to aspire', and Taylor's concept of…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Cultural Capital
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Abrahams, Jessie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Despite the expansion of the UK higher education (HE) sector, young people from disadvantaged backgrounds remain less likely than their advantaged counterparts to apply for or be offered a place at university. Whilst attempts to widen access have tended to revolve around raising aspirations and attainment, this article makes a case for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Equal Education, Disadvantaged Youth
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Forsberg, Håkan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Drawing on the case of upper secondary education in Stockholm, this article analyses school-based responses to a superimposed market and how this is related to social stratification. Furthermore, schools' and pupils' encounters with the market are analysed in relation to Bourdieu's concepts of field, capital and strategy. Methodologically, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary Schools, School Choice
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