ISBN13:978-0415803700 ISBN10: 0415803705 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0415803694 ISBN10: 0415803691
Summary: This comprehensive reader examines the most pressing topics in sociology and eduction and exposes students to examples of sociological research on schools. Drawing from classic and contemporary scholarship, noted sociologist Alan Sadovnik has chosen readings that examine current issues and reflect diverse theoretical approaches to studying the effects of schooling and society. The Sociology of Education Reader provides students with examples of both the best theory and research in t
he field. Through full, rather than excerpted primary source readings, the text presents the powerful insights of sociology in providing an understanding of the effects of schooling in contemporary society.
Summary: This comprehensive reader examines the most pressing topics in sociology and eduction and exposes students to examples of sociological research on schools. Drawing from classic and contemporary scholarship, noted sociologist Alan Sadovnik has chosen readings that examine current issues and reflect diverse theoretical approaches to studying the effects of schooling and society. The Sociology of Education Reader provides students with examples of both the best theory and research in the field. Through full, rather than excerpted primary source readings, the text presents the powerful insights of sociology in providing an understanding of the effects of schooling in contemporary society. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:2ND 10 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Routledge N. Y. Published: 08/10/2010 International: No
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Alan R. Sadovnik is Professor of Education, Sociology, and Public Affairs at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey.
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Acknowledgments xi Introduction xiii Suggested Readings xvii Theory and Method in the Sociology of Education 1 Theory and Research in the Sociology of Education Alan R. Sadovnik 3 On Education and Society Emile Durkheim 23 Functional and Conflict Theories of Educational Stratification Randall Collins 37 Broken Promises: School Reform in Retrospect Samuel Bowles Herbert Gintis 53 On Understanding the Processes of Schooling: The Contributions of Labeling Theory Ray C. Rist 71 The Forms of Capital Pierre Bourdieu 83 Social Class and Pedagogic Practice Basil Bernstein 97 The Effects of Education as an Institution John W. Meyer 115 Part I Suggested Readings 131 School Organization and Processes: Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum 133 The Organizational Context of Teaching and Learning: Changing Theoretical Perspectives Adam Gamoran Walter G. Secada Cora B. Marrett 135 Is there Really a Teacher Shortage? Richard Ingersoll 159 Whose Markets, Whose Knowledge? Michael W. Apple 177 Part II Suggested Readings 195 International Education 197 The Political Construction of Mass Schooling: European Origins and Worldwide Institutionalization Francisco O. Ramirez John Boli 199 Marketization and Privatization in Mass Education Systems Geoff Whitty Sally Power 219 Nation versus Nation: The Race to Be the First in the World David P. Baker Gerald LeTendre 233 Part III Suggested Readings 247 Higher Education 249 Changes in Access to Higher Education in the United States, 1980-1992 David Karen 251 It's Not Enough to Get Through the Open Door: Inequalities by Social Background in Transfer from Community Colleges to Four-Year Colleges Kevin J. Dougherty Gregory S. Kienzl 267 College-for-All: Do Students Understand What College Demands? James E. Rosenbaum 291 Part VI Suggested Readings 309 Education and Inequality 311 Tracking: From Theory to Practice Maureen Hallinan 313 More than Misplaced Technology: A Normative and Political Response to Hallinan on Tracking Jeannie Oakes 318 Invisible Inequality: Social Class and Childrearing in Black Families and White Families Annette Lareau 325 Collective Identity and the Burden of Acting White in Black History, Community, and Education John U. Ogbu 355 Burden of Acting Neither White Nor Black: Asian American Identities and Achievement in Urban Schools Jamie Lew 379 The Help-Seeking Orientation of Latino and Non-Latino Urban High School Students: A Critical-Sociological Investigation Ricardo D. Stanton-Salazar Lisa F. Chavez Robert H. Tai 391 What Do We Know About the Effects of Single-Sex Schools in the Private Sector?: Implications for Public Schools Cornelius Riordan 415 Part V Suggested Readings 431 Educational Reform and Policy 435 Complexity, Accountability, and School Improvement Jennifer A. O'Day 437 False Promises: The School Choice Provisions in No Child Left Behind Douglas Lauen 461 Our Impoverished View of Educational Reform David C. Berliner 487 Part VI Suggested Readings 517 Permissions 519 Index 521
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