Making Sense of Mass Education

Making Sense of Mass Education


By (author) Gordon Tait

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  • Format: Paperback | 313 pages
  • Dimensions: 176mm x 246mm x 20mm | 621g
  • Publication date: 31 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 1107660637
  • ISBN 13: 9781107660632
  • Illustrations note: 6 b/w illus.
  • Sales rank: 42,028

Product description

Making Sense of Mass Education provides a comprehensive analysis of the field of mass education. The book presents new assessment of traditional issues associated with education - class, race, gender, discrimination and equity - to dispel myths and assumptions about the classroom. It examines the complex relationship between the media, popular culture and schooling, and places the expectations surrounding the modern teacher within ethical, legal and historical contexts. The book blurs some of the disciplinary boundaries within the field of education, drawing upon sociology, cultural studies, history, philosophy, ethics and jurisprudence to provide stronger analyses. The book reframes the sociology of education as a complex mosaic of cultural practices, forces and innovations. Engaging and contemporary, it is an invaluable resource for teacher education students, and anyone interested in a better understanding of mass education.

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Author information

Gordon Tait has a background in Sociology and Physical Education. He teaches in the areas of: *the sociology and philosophy of education *education and the law. He has written books in the areas of: *cultural studies *sociology *criminology *philosophy. His recent research interests lie in the fields of: *applied philosophy and behaviour disorders *the sociology of death investigations *jurisprudence.

Table of contents

Introduction; Part I. Re-Assessing the Three Pillars: Modern and Postmodern Sociologies of Education: 1. Social cass; 2. Gender; 3. Race/ethnicity; Part II. The Foundations of an Alternative Approach: Education and Governance: 4. Governance; 5. Subjectivity; 6. Pre-adulthood; Part III. Cultural contexts of contemporary education: 7. The media; 8. Popular culture; 9. Technology; Part IV. Philosophy and Mass Education: 10. Philosophy; 11. Ethics and the law; 12. Truth and post-colonialism; Conclusion.