Sociology, Education, and Schools

An Introduction to the Sociology of Education
Author: Robert G. Burgess
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Démocratisation de l'enseignement - Grande-Bretagne
Page: 272
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Education and Society


Author: A.K.C. Ottaway
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134554354
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Equality and Achievement

An Introduction to the Sociology of Education
Author: Cornelius H. Riordan
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 321
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This concise introduction to the sociology of education demonstrates that differences between and within schools, homes, and peer groups are related in systemic ways to differences in educational outcomes. Addressing both empirical data and important theoretical concepts, it explores the impact that equality and achievement can have on academic success. Extensive coverage of thought-provoking topics, such as school size, tracking, reform and restructuring, youth cultures, parental involvement, and single parent households. The author examines equality and achievement in education, methodological issues, differences between homes, differences between schools, differences within schools, group differences and maximizing achievement and equality. For individuals interested in a concise introduction to sociology of education.

Intro Sociol Education


Author: Karl Mannheim,W. A. C. Stewart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134552181
Category: Social Science
Page: 206
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First published in 1962. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Schooled Society

An Introduction to the Sociology of Education
Author: Scott Davies,Neil Guppy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780199024889
Category:
Page: 312
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Series: a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/aExploring how education plays a significant role in both modern society and our development as social beings, this text applies classical and contemporary theoretical approaches to study the relationship between school and society. Featuring a Canadian focus and up-to-date statistics and research,The Schooled Society offers a comprehensive examination of schooling at all levels from a sociological perspective.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations


Author: Rudi Volti
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483342417
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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The Sociology of Work and Occupations, Second Edition connects work and occupations to the key subjects of sociological inquiry: social and technological change, race, ethnicity, gender, social class, education, social networks, and modes of organization. In 15 chapters, Rudi Volti succinctly but comprehensively covers the changes in the world of work, encompassing everything from gathering and hunting to working in today's Information Age. This book introduces students to a highly relevant analysis of society today. In this new and updated edition, globalization and technology are each given their own chapter and discussed in great depth.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Ignorance

Essays on the Limits of Knowing
Author: Linsey McGoey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317674391
Category: Social Science
Page: 131
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Ignorance is typically thought of as the absence or opposite of knowledge. In global societies that equate knowledge with power, ignorance is seen as a liability that can and should be overcome through increased education and access to information. In recent years, scholars from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities have challenged this assumption, and have explored the ways in which ignorance can serve as a vital resource – perhaps the most vital resource – in social and political life. In this seminal volume, leading theorists of ignorance from anthropology, sociology and legal studies explore the productive role of ignorance in maintaining and destabilizing political regimes, entrenching corporate power, and shaping policy developments in climate science, global health, and global economic governance. From debates over death tolls during the war in Iraq, to the root causes of the global financial crisis, to poverty reduction strategies at the World Bank, contributors shed light on the unexpected ways that ignorance is actively harnessed by both the powerful and the marginalized in order to achieve different objectives. This eye-opening volume suggests that to understand power today, we must enrich our understanding of ignorance. This book was originally published as a special issue of Economy and Society.

The Sociology of Education

An Introduction
Author: Ivor Morrish
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138629844
Category:
Page: 300
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First published in 1972, this book aims to provide an introduction to the teacher, or teacher in training, to society and its relationship to education. Although very much a product of its time rather than an instructive text for teachers in the 21stcentury, this work will be of interest to those studying the evolution of the study of the sociology of education as well as the development of teacher training.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness


Author: Kevin White
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473994497
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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The bestselling An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness has long been the go-to text for students looking for a clear, engaging and theoretically informed introduction to this dynamic topic. Written with a truly sociological and critical perspective, and thoroughly updated to include the latest cutting-edge thinking in the area, the new edition is packed with new empirical examples. Incorporating helpful learning features including chapter overviews, boxed cases, summaries and further reading, this book is a stimulating and thought-provoking essential text for students in health, nursing and sociology schools.

Language, Structure and Reproduction (Routledge Revivals)

An Introduction to the Sociology of Basil Bernstein
Author: Paul Atkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317917596
Category: Social Science
Page: 226
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Basil Bernstein is one of the most creative and influential of contemporary British sociologists, yet his work – especially that relating to language and social structure – is widely misunderstood and misrepresented. This book, first published in 1985, addresses the underlying themes and continuities in Bernstein’s work and portrays him as a sociologist in the Durkheimian tradition. This reissue will be of particular value to students interested in the sociology of education, language and society, anthropological linguistics and communication studies.

An Introduction to the Study of Education


Author: David Matheson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415453653
Category: Education
Page: 380
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This core textbook introduces the reader to the study of education itself. It invites the reader to question what education is, what it is for and who it is for. It challenges the assumption that education equals school and takes the reader on a trip from the cradle to old age.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion

Classical and Contemporary Perspectives
Author: Inger Furseth,Pål Repstad
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351958666
Category: Religion
Page: 252
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Is it true that religion is weakening in modern times, or are we facing religious resurgence? What is fundamentalism? How does it emerge and grow? What role does religion play in ethnic and national conflicts? Is religion a fundamental driving force or do political leaders use religion for their own purposes? Do all religions oppress women? These are some of the questions addressed in this book. An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion provides an overview of sociological theories of contemporary religious life. Some chapters are organized according to topic. Others offer brief presentations of classical and contemporary sociologists from Karl Marx to Zygmunt Bauman and their perspectives on social life, including religion. Throughout the book, illustrations and examples are taken from several religious traditions.

Exploring Education

An Introduction to the Foundations of Education
Author: Alan R. Sadovnik,Peter W. Cookson, Jr.,Susan F. Semel,Ryan W. Coughlan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131540852X
Category: Education
Page: 592
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This much-anticipated fifth edition of Exploring Education offers an alternative to traditional foundations texts by combining a point-of-view analysis with primary source readings. Pre- and in-service teachers will find a solid introduction to the foundations disciplines -- history, philosophy, politics, and sociology of education -- and their application to educational issues, including school organization and teaching, curriculum and pedagogic practices, education and inequality, and school reform and improvement. This edition features substantive updates, including additions to the discussion of neo-liberal educational policy, recent debates about teacher diversity, updated data and research, and new selections of historical and contemporary readings. At a time when foundations of education are marginalized in many teacher education programs and teacher education reform pushes scripted approaches to curriculum and instruction, Exploring Education helps teachers to think critically about the "what" and "why" behind the most pressing issues in contemporary education.

Understanding Sport

An Introduction to the Sociological and Cultural Analysis of Sport
Author: John Horne,Alan Tomlinson,Garry Whannel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135921075
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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Bringing a cultural and social dimension to the study of sport, this introductory guide will help students understand the context of sport and the place it has in the lives of individuals as well as in modern British society as a whole. Theoretically rigorous yet accessible, Understanding Sport includes: up-to-date coverage of key socio-cultural issues suggested further reading, to expand students' understanding of the topics introduced end-of-chapter essay topics and questions, to help students consolidate their knowledge extensive referenece lists and a thematic index, to direct sutdents and lecturers toward further research materials.

Perspectives on the Sociology of Education

An Introduction
Author: Philip Robinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351839586
Category: Education
Page: 254
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First published in 1981, this book provides a basic introduction to the sociology of education. It brings together many of the principal arguments in order to help the student reach an understanding of the multitude of conflicting opinions, theoretical positions and biases within the field. The work considers the structures within which the child, the family and the classroom are located, focusing on the theory and the ways in which they can be used to explain the workings of the educational system. It introduces not only the work of classical educational sociologists such as Durkheim, Weber and Marx, but also more recent scholars such as Halsey, Becker and Althusser. With a global coverage, the book emphasizes the implications of the developments of the sociology of education for educational policy.

An introduction to the sociology of Nigerian education


Author: Darrell L. DuBey,D. A. Edem,A. S. Thakur
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 100
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Cet ouvrage analyse l'éducation et la scolarisation au Nigéria d'un point de vue sociologique il étudie les relations entre l'élève ; la famille et le processus de socialisation, le rôle du professeur, les écoles dans la communauté