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Glackin, Melissa – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Drawing on qualitative data, this article presents an analysis of six secondary science teachers' expectations and practices related to teaching outdoors during a professional development programme. Using Foucault's and Bernstein's theories of "space", routines and set practices, I argue that participant teachers' fear of losing control…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Educational Practices, Outdoor Education
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Bereményi, Bálint Ábel; Carrasco, Silvia – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article examines the school choices of families who have recently experienced downward mobility during the economic crisis in Spain. Based on semi-structured interviews we analyse the educational strategies of the families in a Bourdieusian framework, focusing on how they cope with the loss of their perceived social status. Prior to the…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Semi Structured Interviews, School Choice, Coping
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Vainker, Stephen; Bailey, Adrian R. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The transfer of human resource management (HRM) practices from the corporate business context into schools has taken a novel turn. No longer restricted to the management of school teachers, HRM techniques are now being applied to the management of students. HRM views the student as a human resource to serve the school, and seeks to systematically…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Student School Relationship, Case Studies, Self Concept
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Avigur-Eshel, Amit; Berkovich, Izhak – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article focuses on middle-class parent activism in the Israeli policy-making arena. In recent decades, public education governance in Israel has been moving gradually from a quasi-social democratic mode to a neoliberal one. Two e-mobilizations of middle-class parents are studied: the 'Strollers Protest' of 2011 and the 'Sardines Protest' of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Social Media, Activism
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Ryan, Louise; Lorinc, Magdolna – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
There is growing international interest in young people's post-compulsory education pathways. In contexts of 'widening participation' as university is increasingly 'normalised,' how do young people choose alternative routes into training and employment? While in Britain apprenticeships are a key aspect of government strategy, there are many…
Descriptors: Perception, Bias, Youth, Apprenticeships
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Hewson, Dominic – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
It is 30 years since Vietnam implemented the 'Doi Moi' economic reforms. The subsequent influx of capital was accompanied by a general infiltration of foreign influences, arguably none more important than the English language. This article focuses on an area where market and language converge: the private English as a second language industry.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Industry
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Brooks, Rachel – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article investigates the ways in which students are constructed in contemporary English higher education policy. First, it contends that, contrary to assumptions made in the academic literature, students are not conceptualised as 'empowered consumers'; instead their vulnerability is emphasised by both government and unions. Second, it…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Discourse Analysis, Policy Analysis
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Spiegler, Thomas – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article presents the results of a research project which examined the factors enabling educational upward mobility. The findings are based on 58 qualitative interviews with successful first-generation students who are scholarship holders from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. From an in-depth analysis of the individual resources,…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, First Generation College Students, Scholarships, Barriers
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Polesel, John; Leahy, Mary; Gillis, Shelley – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This paper is based on research into the destinations and aspirations of school leavers in Australia. It investigates the relationship between the transition to university for different groups of students and their own and their parents' and teachers' expectations. It draws on Bourdieu, Boudon, Nussbaum and others to investigate the way young…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Dropouts, Correlation
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Gaulter, Julia; Mountford-Zimdars, Anna – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
We present the experience of 10 British low-socio-economic status students who were supported by a charitable scheme to be internationally mobile and who are currently studying at a range of highly selective universities and liberal arts colleges in the North-Eastern United States. Based on semi-structured interviews and the discussion of…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Students, Study Abroad, Cultural Capital
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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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Heiskanen, Noora; Alasuutari, Maarit; Vehkakoski, Tanja – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The article critically discusses the practice of describing children's special educational needs (SEN) in early childhood education and care (ECEC) pedagogical documents. Documentation is understood as a form of governance. In current practice, documentation is extensively used in educational institutions. Even when the focus of documentation…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Documentation
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Machin, Denry – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This paper examines how one particular class of educational leader--international school Heads--relate to managerialism. Representing a novel site of new theorisation, the independence enjoyed by these leaders allows a 'purer' view of managerialism as experienced 'in here' (inside the subject), not just as a reaction to what is 'out there' (i.e.…
Descriptors: International Schools, Educational Administration, Governance, Interviews
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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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Henshall, Amanda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Concerns about youth violence and the radicalisation of pupils have contributed to the deployment of onsite police officers in schools in England. Little is known about the work these officers do. This article firstly outlines the policy background that led to police in schools, and then, with a focus on the schools in London that have onsite…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Police, Police School Relationship, Crime Prevention
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