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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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Salata, Andre – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
In this article, I aim to determine whether, in view of the trend of educational expansion in recent decades in Brazil, the role played by schooling in the labor market of Brazilian major metropolitan regions has changed, becoming positional rather than absolute. To this end, I analyze the influence of schooling on people's income and occupational…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Labor Market, Metropolitan Areas, Income
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Smith, Sally; Taylor-Smith, Ella; Bacon, Liz; Mackinnon, Lachlan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
A recent UK Government commissioned study found concerning levels of unemployment among computing students from disadvantaged, black and minority ethnic backgrounds. The study highlighted that work experience was a factor in increased levels of graduate employment. As such, it is vital that students have equal access to such work experience. This…
Descriptors: Work Experience, Unemployment, Computer Science Education, Disadvantaged
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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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Barg, Katherin – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article analyses the association between social class and parent-­initiated contact with teachers. Hypotheses are derived from Lareau's theory on 'concerted cultivation' and status maintenance theory on rational educational decision-making. Data from a national survey on French students traversing secondary school are used to study social…
Descriptors: Social Class, Social Differences, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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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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Doherty, Catherine; Dooley, Karen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article considers moral agendas projected onto parents that mobilise them to supplement school literacy education with private tutoring. The theoretical frame draws on the concepts of responsibilisation as emerging market-embedded morality, 'nudge' social policies, edu-business and hidden privatisation in education. This framing is applied to…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Tutoring, Literacy Education, Parent Attitudes
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Hemming, Peter J.; Roberts, Christopher – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Researchers have begun to explore the role that faith schools play in contemporary educational markets but the emphasis to date has been on urban rather than rural contexts. This article approaches the issue of marketisation through a qualitative case-study comparison of two Anglican primary schools in contrasting rural localities in England and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Factors, Parochial Schools, Christianity
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Friedman, Jonathan Z. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Cosmopolitanism has been cast by some in recent years as a form of cultural capital, disproportionately available to students on elite educational pathways. This article tests this supposition, by comparing the enactment of global citizenship education reforms at two high-status and two low-status universities in the United Kingdom. These…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Higher Education, Prosocial Behavior, Comparative Analysis
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Raaper, Rille – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Guided by a Foucauldian theorisation, this article explores Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) experiences of their work and subjectivity in a neoliberalised higher education environment. By drawing on a research project with GTAs from one UK university, the article argues that GTA work is increasingly shaped by neoliberal reforms. The GTAs…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Neoliberalism, Universities
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Holligan, Chris – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Cultural reproduction is rarely, if ever, theorised through clandestine practices of sexual offending by teachers in the gendered hierarchies of state schools. Drawing upon Freedom of Information requests and other official qualitative data provided by a U.K. teaching council, this article endeavours to explain the form of a gendered cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Gender Issues, Identification (Psychology)
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Schuller, Karin – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The present article analyzes the development of the ethnic gap--with respect to the attainment of vocational degrees--over the immigration cohorts 1960-2001 by examining how social integration indicators and general secondary school education may help to explain the trend. It was found that the gap between natives and migrants increased. Above…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Vocational Education, Social Integration, Educational Attainment
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Pherali, Tejendra; Turner, Ellen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Despite being a protracted refugee crisis that entails international debates and controversies, discussions about Palestinian education have frequently sidelined the perspectives, needs and priorities of the Palestinian refugee population. Drawing upon a qualitative study in the West Bank and engaging with theoretical ideas of Johan Galtung, Paulo…
Descriptors: Refugees, Qualitative Research, Emergency Shelters, Violence
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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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