Education and Sociology

An Encyclopedia

Author: David Levinson,Peter Cookson,Alan Sadovnik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113557085X

Category: Education

Page: 754

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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Education and Society

An Introduction to Key Issues in the Sociology of Education

Author: Thurston Domina,Benjamin G. Gibbs,Lisa Nunn,Andrew Penner

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520295587

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Drawing on current scholarship, Education and Society takes students on a journey through the many roles that education plays in contemporary societies. Addressing students’ own experience of education before expanding to larger sociological conversations, Education and Society helps readers understand and engage with such topics as peer groups, gender and identity, social class, the racialization of achievement, the treatment of immigrant children, special education, school choice, accountability, discipline, global perspectives, and schooling as a social institution. The book prompts students to evaluate how schools organize our society and how society organizes our schools. Moving from students to schooling to social forces, Education and Society provides a lively and engaging introduction to theory and research and will serve as a cornerstone for courses such as sociology of education, foundations of education, critical issues in education, and school and society.
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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.
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Medical Education and Sociology of Medical Habitus: “It’s not about the Stethoscope!”

Author: H. Luke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 030648093X

Category: Education

Page: 178

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This is a new and outstanding contribution to understanding the working life of junior doctors. It opens out the field of research in sociology and inserts junior medical doctor culture right into medical sociology and professional medical education by its innovative use of Pierre Bourdieu's sociological framework and the concept of habitus. This volume challenges many of the myths of the medical cultural experiences and socializing forces that are an integral part of early medical training.
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Understanding Education

A Sociological Perspective

Author: Sharon Gewirtz,Alan Cribb

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745633455

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Who should be educated, when, by whom and how? What purposes should education serve? Why does education matter? These fundamental questions of value are not always seen as central to the sociology of education. However, this book argues that they are pivotal and provides a sophisticated and engaging introduction to the field that is designed to open up these important debates. It draws attention to the many points of disagreement that exist between major thinkers in the sociology of education, and the values on which their ideas are based. By involving readers in crucial questions about the potential contribution of sociology to education policies and practices, it aims to bridge the divide between education as it is talked about by academics, and the concerns of policymakers and educators who have to make practical decisions about what is to be done. Chapter by chapter the book introduces competing approaches in the sociology of education - structural functionalism, symbolic interactionism, Marxism, feminism, critical race theory and poststructuralism. It shows how these can be applied to major themes such as social reproduction, the politics of knowledge, multicultural education, identity and teachers’ work. Throughout, the authors emphasise the importance of understanding social and educational values and the ways in which these underpin and impact upon the work of both academics and educators.
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Sociology and Education

Issues in Sociology of Education

Author: Nathalie Bulle

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039115877

Category: Education

Page: 310

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"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.
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A Sociology of Special Education (RLE Edu M)

Author: Sally Tomlinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136457119

Category: Education

Page: 10

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At the time of original publication, special education in Britain was permeated by an ideology of benevolent humanitarianism and this is ostensibly the moral framework within which the professionals – teachers, educational psychologists, medical officers – operate. The author widens the debate about special education by introducing sociological perspectives and considering the structural relationships that are produced both within the system and in the wider society when part of a mass education system develops separately, as ‘special’ rather than normal. She outlines the origin and development of special education, stressing the conflicts involved and the role played by vested interests, and criticizes the current rhetoric of ‘special needs’. Among the issues and dilemmas that she identifies, the problems of selection, assessment, integration and the curriculum for special schools are discussed in details, and the position of parents, pupils and teachers within the system is examined. The author gives particular attention in a separate chapter to the problems and position of ethnic minorities.
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