The Sociology of Education

The Sociology of Education : A Systematic Analysis

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For junior/senior-level courses in Sociology of Education or Social Foundations of Education taught in sociology or education departments.Comprehensive, contemporary, and cross-cultural in perspective, this text provides a sociological approach to education-from several theoretical approaches and their practical application, to current educational issues, to the structure and processes that make education systems work.
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  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 162.56 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 748.42g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • index
  • 0130259748
  • 9780130259745

Table of contents

1. Sociology of Education: A Unique Perspective on Schools. 2. Conflicting Functions and Processes in Education: What Makes the System Work. 3. Education and the Process of Stratification. 4. Race, Class, and Gender: Attempts to Achieve Equality of Educational Opportunity. 5. The School as an Organization. 6. Formal School Statuses and Roles: "The Way It Spozed to Be." 7. Students: The Core of the School. 8. The Informal System and the "Hidden Curriculum": What Really Happens in School? 9. The Educational System and the Environment: A Symbiotic Relationship. 10. The System of Higher Education. 11. Education Systems around the World: A Comparative View. 12. Education Systems around the World: Case Studies. 13. Educational Movements and Reform. 14. Change and Planning in Educational Systems. Epilogue. Schools in the Early Twenty-First Century. References. Index.
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