This new book is a lively and highly accessible introduction to the sociology of education. Written in a clear and comprehensible way, it introduces students to the key theoretical perspectives and conceptual frameworks in the sociology of education, and provides a guide to contemporary issues and current debates. The book reviews the ways in which sociology contributes to our understanding of the relationship between education and society. The sociology of education is treated in historical depth, dealing with the classic thinkers as well as with contemporary approaches and issues. In doing so, it critically engages with wider debates in social theory. There is an extensive treatment of Durkheim and of the work of Bourdieu and Bernstein, as well as discussion of post-modernism drawing upon recent ideas in epistemology and philosophy of science to address the question: What should we teach? The book covers the macro relationships between education and the economy and state and the micro processes of the classroom and school. A central concern is with inequalities of class, gender and race and their treatment by different sociological perspectives. Education and Society will be an essential text for students of sociology and education.
Issues and Explanations in the Sociology of Education
Author: Rob Moore
Category: Social Science
The sociology of education is a rich interdisciplinary field that studies schools as their own social world as well as their place within the larger society. The field draws contributions from education, sociology, human development, family studies, economics, politics and public policy. Sociology of Education: An A-to-Z Guide introduces students to the social constructions of our educational systems and their many players, including students and their peers, teachers, parents, the broader community, politicians and policy makers. The roles of schools, the social processes governing schooling, and impacts on society are all critically explored. Despite an abundance of textbooks and specialized monographs, there are few up-to-date reference works in this area. Features & Benefits: 335 signed entries fill 2 volumes in print and electronic formats, providing the most comprehensive reference resource available on this topic. Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Reading guide readers to additional resources. A thematic "Reader's Guide" groups related articles by broad topic areas as one handy search feature on the e-Reference platform, which also includes a comprehensive index of search terms, facilitating ease of use by both on-campus students and distance learners. A Chronology provides students with historical perspective on the sociology of education.
An A-to-Z Guide
Author: James Ainsworth
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Schools and Society, Third Edition is a comprehensive, integrated overview of the sociology of education geared toward upper-level undergraduate courses in sociology of education, foundations of education, social contexts of education or related courses taught in sociology or education departments. It may be used as a text by itself or as a supplement to another text. The book includes original readings and article excerpts by leaders in field and includes theory, methods, classical and current issues By organizing the book around a theme - the open systems approach - the articles are integrated to give an holistic view of educational systems. The articles are tied together by introductions to each part in the system. Articles have been selected based on the following criteria: 1.) Articles that illustrate a broad range of theoretical perspectives, major concepts, and current issues. 2.) Articles that provide a level of reading and sophistication appropriate to upper-level students. 3.) Articles from a wide range of respected sources. 4.) Inclusion of both classic and contemporary sociologists' work in order to provide an excellent balance.
A Sociological Approach to Education
Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine,Joan Z. Spade
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
Category: Social Science
First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
An Introduction to the Sociology of Education
Author: A. K. C. Ottaway
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Social Science
Applying Theory to Educational Research provides educational researchers with an accessible introduction to the process of selecting and applying theories in their work. Offers an innovative and accessible approach to educational research by providing practical examples of the application of theory Gives 'hands-on' accounts for the researcher and practitioner Explains and discusses complex ideas in the light of experience in using and applying them Covers the application of major theorists such as Bourdieu, Foucault, Weber, Derrida, and Vygotsky For beginning researchers, theory can be one of the most stimulating – yet intellectually daunting – aspects of academic work. Applying Theory to Educational Research provides new educational researchers with a uniquely accessible introduction to the process of selecting and applying theories in their own work. Written by a team of leading educationalists writing from the perspective of new researchers, clearly structured chapters introduce individual theorists and their ideas, present their applications and limitations, and provide extensive references and suggestion for further reading. Major theorists such as Pierre Bourdieu, Michel Foucault, Max Weber, Jacques Derrida, and Lev Vygotsky are included, along with many more recent educational theorists. Throughout the text, helpful hints and signposts are provided to alert readers to the potential pitfalls of applying theory. Innovative and illuminating, Applying Theory to Educational Research offers a wealth of practical insights that will point the way for novice researchers struggling to navigate an often daunting intellectual obstacle course.
An Introductory Approach with Case Studies
Author: Jeff Adams,Matt Cochrane,Linda Dunne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
In Schools and Societies the author demonstrates that more than any other major institution, schooling and schools are political, and virtually everyone has opinions to voice and interests to promote. Steven Brint musters a wealth of comparative material to show how schooling around the world is shaped by social forces even as it tries to shape the societies of the future.
Author: Steven Brint
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
In The Struggle for History Education, Gary McCulloch sets out a vision for a future of study in the history of education which contributes to education, history and social sciences alike.
Author: Gary McCulloch
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Education and philosophy go hand-in-hand. It is through the power of knowledge, our Philosophers laid a foundation of educational theories, and set a stepping stone for the modern day education system and educational institutions. This book gives a comprehensive account of the fundamental theories laid by the philosophers, and the society’s role in shaping them up. Beginning with explaining the theories like Idealism, Naturalism, Pragmatism, and so on, the book moves on to the Philosophers (Indian and Western) and their contribution to the world of education. The book further goes on explaining the contribution of the society and community in overall development of a child. Besides, the chapters elucidate the role of institutions like school, college and home in inculcating the values in a child. The concluding chapters delve on the concepts of Secularism, Democracy and National integration vis-à-vis education. Designed for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Education, the book will be equally beneficial for the teachers and educationists.
Author: RAVI, S. SAMUEL
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Building on the popular 1st edition, this book examines the sociology of education in Britain today. Informed by recent debates and research, it outlines new social policy and explains relevant theory. With updated chapters and contemporary examples, it is packed with skills-based activities to develop students' understanding of the topic.
Author: Tony Lawson,Tim Heaton,Anne Brown
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Social Science
Melnick, PhD, Contemporary Issues in Sociology of Sport includes: an exploration of topics and themes that have received limited attention in other sociology of sport texts but have been long-standing social concerns; a review of the attitudes toward female athletes and the anti-homosexual phobias present in sport; an in-depth look at the impoverishment of children's games in America; an overview of high school sport participation; a study of the challenges and benefits of the big-time collegiate sport experience; a critique of television's impact on sport and its portrayal of gender and race, and a review of sport and globalization. Unit I provides the reader with a historical background on the development of sociology of sport and addresses several critical issues about the relationship between sociology, physical education, and sociology of sport.
Author: Andrew Yiannakis,Merrill J. Melnick
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Category: Sports & Recreation
The British Journal of Sociology of Education has established itself as the leading discipline-based publication. This collection of selected articles published since the first issue provides the reader with an informed insight and understanding of the nature, range and value of sociological thinking, its development over the last twenty-five years as well as the analysis of the relationship between society and education. Divided into four sections, the book covers: social theory and education social inequality and education sociology of institutions, curriculum and pedagogy research practices in the sociology of education. The intention of this form of organisation is to provide the reader with an awareness and understanding of multiple perspectives within the discipline as well as key conceptual, theoretical and empirical material, including a wealth of insights, ideas and questions. The editor’s specially written introduction to each section contextualises the selection and introduces readers to the main issues and current thinking in the field.
25 Years of the British Journal of Sociology of Education
Author: Len Barton
Now in its fourth edition, Education, Change and Society continues to help readers situate educational activity in its broad social and policy contexts. The study of education can do more than help us understand how individuals may learn and how teachers should teach. It helps us understandwhat is valued in that society, and how "winners and losers" are created. We only have to look at the life outcomes of the results gained by young people at various points in their education to see that the way our society organises the education of young people has broad consequences at both asocial and an individual level. This book encourages discussion and debate, and points to issues that are highly significant for an understanding of Australian education today. Questions raised in this book include:* What impact has globalisation had on Australian schools?* How do Aboriginal students experience Australian schools?* Why are Australian schools funded in such peculiar ways?* Why did state, private and corporate schools emerge as they did in Australia?* How do social class and gender differences affect schooling and its outcomes?* How do cultural differences affect the schooling of students and their communities?* How does the world of education in cities differ from that in regional, rural and remote schools?* How does what is taught in schools-the curriculum-relate to the preceding questions?* What constitutes the work of teachers, and can teachers "make a difference"? It has never been more important for students of education to be able to understand the connections between the local and the global in explaining contemporary educational change. But it is not enough to understand the connection between local and international events: This book will help studentsappreciate how the Australian system has been shaped over time, and how this has influenced the current institutions and policies that comprise the state of education today.
Author: Anthony Welch,Raewyn Connell,Nicole Mockler,Arathi Sriprakash,Helen Proctor,Debra Hayes,Dennis Foley,Margaret Vickers,Nigel Bagnall,Kellie Burns,Remy Lowe,Susan Groundwater-Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: David Levinson,Peter Cookson,Alan Sadovnik
"Sociology and Education" is a sound introduction to sociology of education. The book examines the respective logics behind the contemporary sociological approaches to education, their assumptions and their limits. It clarifies the links between psychology of cognitive development, micro-sociology and macro-sociology, as well as the role ascribed to human reason in social action. Special attention is given to major scientific discussions and empirical findings regarding inequality of educational opportunity. Rooted in both American and European sociology, the book helps the reader grasp the viewpoint of the different theoretical approaches to formal education and thus to envisage new perspectives.
Issues in Sociology of Education
Author: Nathalie Bulle
Publisher: Peter Lang
This comprehensive textbook provides a thorough analysis of the nature of European societies across the expanded EU member states. Using a wealth of data, the authors compare the different dimensions of the territorial and social order of Europe and address a range of issues relating to Europeanisation and key topics such as inequality, migration, poverty, population and family, the labour market and education. Presented in a student friendly way, this book also helps unravel people's attitudes towards Europe, European integration and citizens of other European countries. It will be an essential read for under- and post-graduate students and academics of sociology, European studies, social stratification, social policy and political sciences.
Mapping structure and change
Author: Steffen Mau,Roland Verwiebe
Publisher: Policy Press
Category: Political Science
This collection of groundbreaking studies breaks with the tradition of gauging inequality by looking 'down' at at-risk or poverty-disadvantaged schools and shifts the gaze of inquiry 'up' toward the experiences of privilege in educational environments characterized by wealth and the abundance of material resources.
Class Privilege and Educational Advantage
Author: Adam Howard,Rubén A. Gaztambide-Fernandez
Publisher: R&L Education
"A welcome addition for those who teach sports studies... Used as a primer, this book provides readers with excellent introduction to the key sociological concepts, methods, and theories, and, also offers useful examples and contextualised discussions that beginners to the realm of sociology will no doubt appreciate. Beedie has compiled for students a good companion text that could certainly be used in conjunction with more detailed books, and, to guide students through more complex academic texts. Students have certainly appreciated Beedie's efforts to help them apply sociological rigour to analysing their sporting worlds, identities and experiences." - Geoffery Kohe, Worcester University "This should be highly useful for any sports studies students who are encountering the sociology of sport for the first time, even those who have previously studied sociology." - Alison Cain, Hertfordshire University Sociology is central to the study of sport in higher education. This reader-friendly textbook introduces all of the subject’s core themes, such as power, diversity and mediation, and relates them to major contemporary social issues such as commercialisation and globalisation. Special emphasis is given throughout to examples drawn from the UK and to the significance of the 2012 Olympics. Theoretical explanation is fully supported by case studies, practical and reflective exercises and guidance on further study.
Author: Paul Beedie,Peter Craig
Publisher: Learning Matters
Category: Sports & Recreation
Belief in universal education as the means to prevent divisions among social classes has long been an important element in American society. This highly-regarded sociological study refutes prejudices against Catholic education, such as claims that Catholic schools are authoritarian, and that they no longer have a valuable role to play in society. Andrew M. Greeley and Peter H. Rossi tackle issues about Catholic education at all levels: elementary, secondary, and college. These include reasons why families have (and have not) sent their children to Catholic schools, comparisons among different Catholic ethnic groups in their tendency to take advantage of Catholic education, effects of Catholic schools on the religiosity commitment of their students and graduates, and the relationship between religious formation in the home and in Catholic school. Greeley and Rossi provide a complete picture of the state of American Catholic education on the verge of a new age for Catholicism in the country. Some of their findings--such as the tendency of "Catholic school Catholics" to be more "tolerant" than others--provide insight to the reasons for the profound changes in the American Catholic community that followed in subsequent years.
Author: Andrew M. Greeley,Peter H. Rossi
Publisher: Transaction Publishers