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Mikus, Karoline; Tieben, Nicole; Schober, Pia S. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
A prominent explanation of intergenerational educational inequality is Bourdieu's cultural reproduction theory. Indeed, previous studies have frequently shown that children's cultural capital relates to academic outcomes. However, it remains unclear how children convert their cultural capital into achievement. While Bourdieu argued that cultural…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Cultural Background, Equal Education, Outcomes of Education
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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
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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
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Squire, Ruth – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
This article explores the recent emergence of 'working-class student officer' roles in students' unions associated with elite UK universities. These student representative roles are designed to represent the interests of working-class students within their universities and sit alongside student representatives for liberation groups and/or student…
Descriptors: Working Class, Student Unions, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Henderson, Holly – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
This article uses an analytical framework informed by social geographies to explore the complex relationships between Higher Education Institution, undergraduate student and place. Drawing on findings from a qualitative study exploring the experiences of college-based Higher Education students studying degree courses in Further Education Colleges…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student College Relationship, Geographic Location, School Community Relationship
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Hindhede, Anette Lykke – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
Drawing on Bourdieu's theory of practice, this paper aims to understand whether and how a reproduction of the status hierarchy of medical specialties and diagnoses occurs within a medical school in a North European context as well as students' educational strategies given the hierarchy. We report data from a cross-sectional survey conducted on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Students, Medical Education, Student Attitudes
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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
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Garza, Alma Nidia; Van Delinder, Jean – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
Recent studies question students' learning gains on college campuses. Even though academic challenges are further complicated for first-generation college students who arrive at college under prepared, little is known about how these setbacks contribute to students' cognitive and behavioral study approaches in college. Situated within a culture…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, College Faculty, Student Development, Student Adjustment
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Earl, Lexi; Lalli, Gurpinder Singh – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
Policy makers in the UK are trying to improve school meals, by focusing on eating well. This article explores the way policies are framed by academic performance and health as a reason for providing school lunches. Using Nussbaum's capability approach we argue that the purpose of schooling should be to provide young people with the ability to lead…
Descriptors: Food, Ethnography, Health Behavior, Nutrition
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Read, Barbara; Leathwood, Carole – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
This paper is based on findings from an email interview study with 20 academics (17 women, 3 men) in the UK on short-term, insecure or 'casualised' contracts. The paper focuses on their perceptions of the effect their contract status has on the lecturer/student relationship: particularly in regard to student perceptions of their legitimacy and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Xu, Cora Lingling; Yang, Miaoyan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article explores the impact of educational mobilities on the ethnic identity construction of minority students in China. Adopting 'temporality' as an analytical tool, the article highlights the dynamic temporal multiplicity in ethnic identity construction by comparing longitudinal in-depth interviews of a Mongolian student and a Tibetan…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Minority Group Students, Self Concept, Comparative Analysis
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Sellers, Chelsea – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
The benefits of reading for pleasure and positive reader identities have been well established in previous research. However, much discussion regarding young people's reading is underpinned by a discourse of deficit, placing emphasis on what young people should be reading. In an attempt to move away from this discourse, this article considers…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Peer Groups, Role, Reading Skills
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