Handbook of Theory and Research for the Sociology of Education

Author: John G. Richardson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 377

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The first of its kind, this handbook synthesizes major advances in the sociology of education over the past several decades. It incorporates both a systematic review of significant theoretical and empirical work and challenging original contributions by distinguished American, English, and French sociologists. In his introduction, John G. Richardson traces the development of the sociology of education and reviews the important classical European works in which this discipline is grounded. Each chapter, devoted to a major topic in the field, provides both a review of the literature and an exposition of an original thesis. The inclusion of subjects outside traditional sociological concern--such as the historical foundations of education and the sociology of special education--gives an interdisciplinary scope that enhances the volume's usefulness.

Handbook of the Sociology of Education

Author: Maureen T. Hallinan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387364242

Category: Social Science

Page: 588

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This wide-ranging handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the field of education as viewed from a sociological perspective. Experts in the area present theoretical and empirical research on major educational issues and analyze the social processes that govern schooling, and the role of schools in and their impact on contemporary society. A major reference work for social scientists who want an overview of the field, graduate students, and educators.

Handbook of Research in the Social Foundations of Education

Author: Steven Tozer,Bernardo P. Gallegos,Annette Henry,Mary Bushnell Greiner,Paula Groves Price

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135283796

Category: Education

Page: 736

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Parts one and two of this volume present the theoretical lenses used to study the social contexts of education. These include long-established foundations disciplines such as sociology of education and philosophy of education as well as newer theoretical perspectives such as critical race theory, feminist educational theory, and cultural studies in education. Parts three, four, and five demonstrate how these theoretical lenses are used to examine such phenomena as globalization, media, popular culture, technology, youth culture, and schooling. This groundbreaking volume helps readers understand the history, evolution, and significance of this wide-ranging, often misunderstood, and increasingly important field of study. This book is appropriate as a reference volume not only for scholars in the social foundations of education but also for scholars interested in the cultural contexts of teaching and learning (formal and informal). It is also appropriate as a textbook for graduate-level courses in Social Foundations of Education, School and Society, Educational Policy Studies, Cultural Studies in Education, and Curriculum and Instruction.

Contemporary Debates in the Sociology of Education

Author: R. Brooks,M. McCormack,K. Bhopal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113726988X

Category: Education

Page: 238

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Some of the most prominent sociologists working in education today have collaborated to address a wide range of empirical and theoretical issues. Adopting an international perspective, this book foregrounds cutting-edge research that highlights both the diversity and complexity of understanding education in society.

Readings for Learning to Teach in the Secondary School

A Companion to M Level Study

Author: Susan Capel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415552095

Category: Education

Page: 379

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Readings for Learning to Teach in the Secondary School brings together key articles to develop and support student teachers' understanding of the theory, research and evidence base that underpins effective practice. Designed for all students engaging with M Level study, each reading is contextualised and includes questions to encourage reflection and help you engage with material critically. Annotated further reading for every section supports your own research and writing. Readings are structured to make links with the practical guidance in the accompanying core textbook, Learning to Teach in the Secondary School. Topics covered include: motivation troublesome classroom behaviour ability grouping inclusive education personalised learning testing achievement and underachievement. Edited by the team that brings us Learning to Teach in the Secondary School, this Reader is an indispensible 'one-stop' resource that will support all students studying, researching and writing at M level on PGCE courses, as well as those on all other secondary education courses and masters degrees.

Constructing Educational Inequality

An Assessment of Research on School Processes

Author: Peter Foster,Roger Gomm,Martyn Hammersley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780750703895

Category: Education

Page: 212

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This book examines much of the large body of research on educational inequality in Britain since the Second World War, focusing on studies concerned with inequalities in the internal organization and functioning of the schools. A social constructionist approach to the study of social problems as a way of providing a reflexive perspective on the sociology of education highlights the fact that much work in the area has been associated with political pressure to eradicate educational inequalities. The analysis begins by considering the qualities a study must have in order for its findings to be considered valid. A look at the research available suggests that there is considerable overinterpretation of data in the areas of disadvantage resulting from inequalities due to social conditions, ethnicity, and gender. Neither is research on the effects of classroom inequalities nor on inequalities in outcomes of education always supported by adequate evidence. Research on educational inequality in Britain has been subject to bias in favor of uncovering inequalities of particular kinds, to serve particular social purposes. To provide effective research on the real issues and problems of education, the methodological ground rules of inquiry must be applied. (Contains 12 figures, 8 tables, and 432 references.) (SLD)

Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education

Author: Sara Delamont

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849807299

Category: Education

Page: 640

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The Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education offers both basic and advanced discussions of data collection, analysis and representation of all the best qualitative methods used in educational research. It contains four comprehensive yet concise sections on perspectives, settings, data collection and data analysis and representation. Authors from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand contribute to a wide-ranging and provocative Handbook that will inspire novice researchers and re-invigorate experienced scholars. Its 44 well-documented chapters will serve academics and graduate students in educational research across all sectors of education from pre-school to graduate school, and all settings from formal to non-formal.

Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives of Education

Author: R.P. Pathak

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126907298

Category: Education

Page: 154

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The Study Of Philosophy And Sociology Of Education Is An Exciting And Challenging Venture. It Allows Us To Encounter Some Of The Great And Enduring Ideas Of Human Thought. It Enables Us Not Only To Understand What Has Gone In The Past In Education But Also To Develop The Kind Of Perspective And Intellectual Tools That Will Help Us Deal With The Educational Problems Of Today And The Years Ahead. Philosophy And Sociology Of Education Has Been Identified As An Important Subject In All Teacher Training Programmes.The Present Book Contains Selected Topics Of Philosophy And Sociology Of Education To Help B.Ed. And M.Ed. Students As Well As Those Working In The Field Of Education. The Main Topics Included In The Book Are: Education Meaning, Concepts, Types And Approach, Education And Its Aims, Education And Philosophy, Idealism In Education, Naturalism In Education, Pragmatism In Education, Education And Social Change, Education And Social System, Education And Community, Equality And Equity In Education, Education Planning And National Development, Education And Problems Of Environment, Education For National Integration, Education For International Understanding, And Education For Human Values. These Topics Throw Enough Light On The Importance Of Teacher Education In Particular And School Education In General.It Is Hoped That The Book Will Prove Highly Useful To The Students And Teachers Of Education. In Addition, All Those Readers Interested In The Study Of Philosophy And Sociology Of Education Will Also Find It An Ideal Reference Book.

The Educational Thought and Influence of Matthew Arnold

Author: W. F. Connell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415177610

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Drawing on the great wealth of knowledge and experience of education practitioners and theorists, these volumes explore the very important relationship between education and society. These book became standard texts for actual and intending teachers. Drawing upon comparative material from Israel France, and Germany, titles in The Sociology of Education set of the Internation Library of Sociology also discuss the key questions of girls' and special needs education, and the psychology of education.

The Structure of Schooling

Readings in the Sociology of Education

Author: Richard Arum,Irenee R. Beattie,Karly Ford

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412980399

Category: Education

Page: 619

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This second edition of The Structure of Schooling: Readings in the Sociology of Education draws from classic and contemporary scholarship to examine current issues and diverse theoretical approaches to studying the effects of schooling on individuals and society. This engaging reader exposes students to examples of sociological research on schools with a focus on the school as community. It covers a wide range of issues, including the development and application of social and cultural capital; the effects of racial segregation and resource inequality on student outcomes; the effects of tracking; the role of gender, class, and race in structuring educational opportunity; the effects of schooling on life course outcomes; the significance of a school's institutional environment; and the sociology of school reform movements.

The Necessity of Informal Learning

Author: Coffield, Frank

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861341520

Category: Education

Page: 80

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This report constitutes an exploratory study of the submerged mass of learning which takes place informally and implicitly. It considers the importance of informal lerning in the formation of knowledge and skills and policies to widen participation.

Theoretical Studies Towards a Sociology of Language

Author: Basil Bernstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113441367X

Category: Reference

Page: 280

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The papers in this volume show the origin and development of Bernstein's theoretical studies into the relationships between social class, patterns of language use and the primary socialization of the child. 'Bernstein's hypothesis will require [teachers] to look afresh not only at their pupils' language but at how they teach and how their pupils learn.' Douglas Barnes, Times Educational Supplement 'His honesty is such that it illuminates several aspects of what it is to be a genius.' Josephine Klein, British Journal of Educational Studies

New Directions in the Sociology of Aging

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population,Panel on New Directions in Social Demography, Social Epidemiology, and the Sociology of Aging

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309293006

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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The aging of the population of the United States is occurring at a time of major economic and social changes. These economic changes include consideration of increases in the age of eligibility for Social Security and Medicare and possible changes in benefit levels. Furthermore, changes in the social context in which older individuals and families function may well affect the nature of key social relationships and institutions that define the environment for older persons. Sociology offers a knowledge base, a number of useful analytic approaches and tools, and unique theoretical perspectives that can facilitate understanding of these demographic, economic, and social changes and, to the extent possible, their causes, consequences and implications. New Directions in the Sociology of Aging evaluates the recent contributions of social demography, social epidemiology and sociology to the study of aging and identifies promising new research directions in these sub-fields. Included in this study are nine papers prepared by experts in sociology, demography, social genomics, public health, and other fields, that highlight the broad array of tools and perspectives that can provide the basis for further advancing the understanding of aging processes in ways that can inform policy. This report discusses the role of sociology in what is a wide-ranging and diverse field of study; a proposed three-dimensional conceptual model for studying social processes in aging over the life cycle; a review of existing databases, data needs and opportunities, primarily in the area of measurement of interhousehold and intergenerational transmission of resources, biomarkers and biosocial interactions; and a summary of roadblocks and bridges to transdisciplinary research that will affect the future directions of the field of sociology of aging.

Handbook of Education Policy Research

Author: Gary Sykes,Barbara Schneider,David N. Plank

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113585646X

Category: Education

Page: 1064

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Co-published by Routledge for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Educational policy continues to be of major concern. Policy debates about economic growth and national competitiveness, for example, commonly focus on the importance of human capital and a highly educated workforce. Defining the theoretical boundaries and methodological approaches of education policy research are the two primary themes of this comprehensive, AERA-sponsored Handbook. Organized into seven sections, the Handbook focuses on (1) disciplinary foundations of educational policy, (2) methodological perspectives, (3) the policy process, (4) resources, management, and organization, (5) teaching and learning policy, (6) actors and institutions, and (7) education access and differentiation. Drawing from multiple disciplines, the Handbook’s over one hundred authors address three central questions: What policy issues and questions have oriented current policy research? What research strategies and methods have proven most fruitful? And what issues, questions, and methods will drive future policy research? Topics such as early childhood education, school choice, access to higher education, teacher accountability, and testing and measurement cut across the 63 chapters in the volume. The politics surrounding these and other issues are objectively analyzed by authors and commentators. Each of the seven sections concludes with two commentaries by leading scholars in the field. The first considers the current state of policy design, and the second addresses the current state of policy research. This book is appropriate for scholars and graduate students working in the field of education policy and for the growing number of academic, government, and think-tank researchers engaged in policy research. For more information on the American Educational Research Association, please visit: http://www.aera.net/.

Education Research and Policy

Steering the Knowledge-based Economy

Author: Jennifer Ozga,Terri Seddon,Thomas S. Popkewitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415359341

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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This volume considers the ways in which educational research is being shaped by policy across the globe. Policy effects on research are increasingly influential, as policies in and beyond education drive the formation of a knowledge-based economy by supporting increased international competitiveness through more effective, evidence-based interventions in schooling, education and training systems. What consequences does this increased steering have for research in education? How do transnational agencies make their influence felt on educational research? How do national systems and traditions of educational research - and relations with policy - respond to these new pressures? What effects does it have on the quality of research and on the freedom of researchers to pursue their own agendas? The 2006 volume of the World Yearbook of Educationexplores these issues, focusing on three key themes: globalising policy and research in education steering education research in national contexts global-local politics of education research. The 2006 volume has a truly global reach, incorporating transnational policy perspectives from the OECD and the European Commission, alongside national cases from across the world in contrasting contexts that include North and South America, Canada, France, Singapore, China, Russia and New Zealand. The range of contributions reflect how pervasive these developments are, how much is new in this situation and to what extent evidence-based policy pressures on research in education build on past relationships between education and policy. This book considers the impact of the steering processes on the work and identities of individual researchers and considers how research can be organised to play a more active role in the politics of the knowledge economy and learning society.

Social origins of educational systems

Author: Margaret Scotford Archer

Publisher: Sage Pubns

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 815

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A major study of the development of educational systems, focusing in detail on those of England, Denmark, France, and Russia - chosen because of their present educational differences and the historical diversity of their cultures and social structures. Goes on to provide a theoretical framework which will, for the first time, account for the major characteristics of national education and the principal changes that such systems have undergone and are presently undergoing. 'A large-scale masterly study, this book is the most important contribution to the sociology of education since the second world war as well as being a substantial contribution to the consolidation of sociology itself.' - The Economist, April 21st, 1980 'I cannot improve on her own statement of what she is trying to do: 'The sociological contribution consists in providing a theoretical account of macroscopic patterns of change in terms of the structural and cultural factors which produce and sustain them'...Unquestionably, this book is an impressive work of scholarship, well planned conceptually and uniting its theoretical base with a set of four thoroughly and interestingly researched case-studies of the history of the educational systems of Denmark, England, France and Russia.' - British Journal of the Sociology of Education, Vol 1 No 2 'This magnificent treatise seriously explores many of the most recalcitrant questions about institutional systems.' - Journal of Curriculum Studies, Vol 12 No 3 'A gargantuan and impressive socio-historical enterprise.' - Encounter, December 1978 '...a major achievement.' - New Society, March 1979

Schools and Society

A Sociological Approach to Education

Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine,Joan Z. Spade

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 141295052X

Category: Social Science

Page: 554

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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.

Research Methods and Methodologies in Education

Author: James Arthur,Michael Waring,Robert Coe,Larry V Hedges

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446258165

Category: Education

Page: 456

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'This work will be of immense value to those who are undertaking a significant post-graduate research study in Education. The array of impressive contributors writes in an accessible and clear manner, and brings the attention of the reader to both technical and conceptual terms. This book certainly will be an addition to my own reference library' - Susan Groundwater-Smith, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney This straightforward and jargon-free book will provide students with the theoretical understandings, practical knowledge and skills they need to carry out independent research. The international contributors identify key research methodologies, data collection tools and analysis methods, and focus on the direct comparisons between them. Each chapter sets out the strengths and weaknesses of a key research method by: identifying specific research designs presenting a series of relevant data collection tools highlighting which analytical methods which can be used. The chapters cover the full range of methods and methodologies, including internet research, mixed methods research and the various modes of ethnographic research. Additional online materials are also available including links to useful journal articles enabling further reading and exploration of each chapter. This is a key book for M-level students and other postgraduates within Education and Educational Research Methods courses. James Arthur is Head of School and Professor of Education and Civic Engagement at the University of Birmingham, UK. Michael J. Waring is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport, Exercise and Human Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. Robert Coe is Professor in the School of Education and Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM), Durham University, UK. Larry V. Hedges (PhD) is Board of Trustees Professor of Statistics and Social Policy, at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, US.