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The pedagogical logics of arts rich schools: a Bourdieusian analysis (2019)
Journal Article
Thomson, P., Hall, C., Eearl, L., & Geppert, C. (2019). The pedagogical logics of arts rich schools: a Bourdieusian analysis. British Journal of Sociology of Education, doi:10.1080/01425692.2018.1554474

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... Read More

Subject choice as everyday accommodation/resistance: why students in England (still) choose the arts (2018)
Journal Article
Thomson, P., Hall, C., Earl, L., & Geppert, C. (2018). Subject choice as everyday accommodation/resistance: why students in England (still) choose the arts. Critical Studies in Education, doi:10.1080/17508487.2018.1525754

High school students are expected to make choices about which subjects they study. These choices are not completely open but steered by what is on offer, previous achievement and conversations with teachers, family and friends; choices are patterned... Read More