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Schools and Society: Sociological Approach to Education

Schools and Society: Sociological Approach to Education - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-1412950527

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ISBN13: 978-1412950527
ISBN10: 141295052X
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 08
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Published: 2008
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Schools and Society: Sociological Approach to Education - 3RD 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-1412950527

Jeanne H. Ballantine

ISBN13: 978-1412950527
ISBN10: 141295052X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 08
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Schools and Society, Third Edition is a comprehensive, integrated overview of 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 a 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.

Table of Contents

PART ONE - What is Sociology of Education? Theory and Methods 1. Getting Started: Understanding Education Through Theory - Jeanne H. Ballantine and Joan Z. Spade 2. Contemporary Perspectives in the Sociology of Education - Alan R. Sadovnik 3. Moral Education - Emile Durkheim 4. Conflict Theory of Educational Stratification - Randall Collins 5. Schooling in Capitalist Societies - Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis 6. Bridges to the Future: Contributions of Qualitative Research to the Sociology of Education - Carolyn Riehl 7. How to Avoid Statistical Traps - Gerald W. Bracey

PART TWO - School Organization and Roles 8. How Schools Work - Rebecca Barr and Robert Dreeban 9. The School Class as a Social System - Talcott Parsons 10. Small Class Size and its Effects - Bruce J. Biddle and David C. Berlinger 11. Forms of Capital and the Construction of Leadership: Instructional Leadership in Urban Elementary Schools - James P. Spillane, Tim Hallett, and John B. Diamond 12. The Status of Teaching as a Profession - Richard M. Ingersoll and David Perda 13. School Reform and Teacher Burnout - A. Gary Dworkin

PART THREE - Students and the Informal System 14. Learning the Student Role: Kindergarten as Academic Boot Camp - Harry L. Gracey 15. Real School: A Universal Drama among Disparate Experience - Mary Haywood Metz 16. Straddling Boundaries: Identity, Culture, and School - Prudence L. Carter 17. Low-Level Violence: A Neglected Aspect of School Culture - David R. Dupper and Nancy Meyer-Adams 18. The Dropout Problem: Losing Ground - Paul E. Barton

PART FOUR - Social Construction of Knowledge 19. The New Sociology of Knowledge - Ann Swidler and Jorge Arditi 20. Romeo and Juliet Were Just Good Friends - Joan DelFattore 21. American in World War II: An analysis of history textbooks from England, Japan, Sweden, and the United States - Stuart Foster and Jason Nicholls 22. Facts or Critical Thinking Skills? What the NAEP results say - Harold Wenglinsky

PART FIVE - Schooling in Social Context: Educational Environments 23. The Structure of Educational Organizations - John W. Meyer and Brian Rowan 24. Marital Transitions, Parenting, and Schooling: Exploring the Link between Family-Structure History and Adolescents' Academic Status - Shannon E. Cavanagh, Kathryn S. Schiller and Catherine Riegle-Crumb 25. Adolescents' Extracurricular PartTicipation in Context: The Mediating Effects of Schools, Communities, and Identity - Andrew Guest and Barbara Schneider 26. No Child Left Behind - Kathryn M. Borman and Bridget A. Cotner 27. Disparities Within: Unequal Spending and Achievement in an Urban School District - Dennis J. Condron and Vincent J. Roscigno

PART SIX - Social Stratification and Schools 28. Schools: The Great Equalizer and the Key to the American Dream - Heather Beth Johnson 29. Tracking in Mathematics and Science: Courses and Course Selection Procedures - Joan Z. Spade, Lynn Columba, and Beth E. Vanfossen 30. How Race and Education are Related - Caroline Hodges Persell 31. Moments of Inclusion and Exclusion: Race, Class, and Cultural Capital in Family-School Relationships - Annette Lareau and Erin McNamara Horvat 32. 'Tuck in that shirt!': Race, class, gender and discipline in an urban school - Edward W. Morris 33. Gender and Education - Roslyn Arlin Mickelson

PART SEVEN - Efforts toward Equality and Equity in Education 34. The Segregation and Resegregation of American Public Education - Erwin Chermerinsky 35. Learning through Experience: What Graduates Gained by Attending Desegregated High Schools - Jennifer Jellison Holme, Amy Stuart Wells, and Anita Tijerina Revilla 36. Charter Schools and the Public Good - Linda A. Renzulli and Vincent J. Roscigno 37. The Achievement Gap: A Broader Picture - Richard Rothstein 38. Early childhood Educat

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