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Sociology of Education ; A Critical Reader

Sociology of Education ; A Critical Reader - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0415803700

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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 10
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 2010
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Sociology of Education ; A Critical Reader - 2ND 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-0415803700

Alan R. Sadovnik

ISBN13: 978-0415803700
ISBN10: 0415803705
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 10
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.

Published: 2010
International: No
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.

Author Bio

Alan R. Sadovnik is Professor of Education, Sociology, and Public Affairs at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

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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