Education and Sociology

An Encyclopedia

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Author: David Levinson,Peter Cookson,Alan Sadovnik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135570787

Category: Education

Page: 754

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

Schools and society

a reader in education and sociology

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Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 575

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Medical Education and Sociology of Medical Habitus: “It’s not about the Stethoscope!”

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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.

Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives of Education

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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.

Sociology and Education

Issues in Sociology of Education

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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.

Changing Education

A Sociology of Education Since 1944

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Author: Janet Mckenzie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317878035

Category: Education

Page: 378

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For courses in Sociology (Sociology of Education, Applied Social Studies, Research Methods, Family Studies); Education (Educational Studies, Educational Management and Teacher training - including B.Ed. and PGCE); Social Policy (Education Policy, Research Methods) and History (Contemporary History, Social History, Research Methods, Family Histories). It can also be used as a supplementary text on courses in Education Policy/Management options on Politics (Education Policy, Political Sociology, Research Methods); Psychology (Knowledge, Intelligence, Attitudes, Research Methods) and Public Administration (Education Administration, Education Management). This unusual multidisciplinary approach combines textbook and original research to provide an accessible introduction to the sociology of education, and the evolution of education in post-war Britain. The book reviews existing research findings and theories and uses family education histories to illustrate how changes in education have been personally experienced and responded to. The issues, systems, key theories and research methods are all clearly explained. In providing a fresh and stimulating source of information and new ideas Changing Education enables students and teachers to understand and challenge assumptions about what education has been, is, and should be like.

Education and Society

A Sociology of African Education

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Author: Ansu Datta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 213

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Understanding Education

A Sociological Perspective

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Author: Sharon Gewirtz,Alan Cribb

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745633447

Category: Education

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.

Durkheim and Modern Sociology

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Author: Steve Fenton

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521277631

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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The works of Emile Durkheim have had an enormous influence on sociology. This book provides, first, a clearly written introduction to Durkheim's major works, looking at each of the major fields to which he contributed. Secondly, it examines the ways in which Durkheim has continued to provide inspiration in a variety of areas within sociology. It therefore focuses closely on live issues within the subject and shows the continuing relevance of Durkheim's work to issues of topical concern, such as the division of labour and class conflict, the state, race, education, law and deviance and religion. Thirdly, it provides an assessment of the interpretations of Durkheim as a 'radical' thinker, in contrast to the view of him as fundamentally conservative. It will provide a valuable introduction to students of one of sociology's founding fathers and will be of interest to those interested in sociology as a whole for its assessment of the contemporary relevance of Durkheim's thought for major issues.

Frontiers in Sociology of Education

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Author: Maureen T. Hallinan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400715769

Category: Social Science

Page: 317

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Scholarly analysis in the sociology of education has burgeoned in recent decades. Frontiers in Sociology of Education aims to provide a roadmap for sociologists and other social scientists as they set bold new directions for future research on schools. In Part 1 of this forward-looking volume, the authors present cutting-edge research to set new guidelines for the sociological analysis of schools. In Part 2, notable social scientists, historians, administrators and educators provide a wide-ranging array of perspectives on contemporary education to insure that scholars make creative and broadly informed contributions to the sociological analysis of schools. The contributors to this volume examine events currently influencing education including: globalization, expansion of educational access, the changing significance of religion, new family structures, and curriculum reform. Frontiers in Sociology of Education offers an innovative collection of research and ideas aimed at inspiring new analyses of schools better linked to changing societal conditions.

A Sociology of Special Education (RLE Edu M)

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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.

A Sociology of Special and Inclusive Education

Exploring the manufacture of inability

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Author: Sally Tomlinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317294394

Category: Education

Page: 182

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A Sociology of Special and Inclusive Education brings sociological perspectives to bear on the social, political and economic policies and practices that comprise special and inclusive education, and the education of lower attainers. Increasingly governments have accepted the premise that education should incorporate all social and ethnic groups, especially those regarded as having special educational needs, disabilities and difficulties in learning, but despite a plethora of literature on special and inclusive education world-wide, governments are still unsure of the reasons for this sector’s expansion in their national education systems. Professor Tomlinson applies critical sociological perspectives to the social processes, policies and practices that comprise special and inclusive education, particularly in England and the USA. She clearly examines the way in which people or groups exercise power and influence to shape this area of education, and discusses the conflicts of interest that arise in resulting social interactions and relationships. Key questions asked include: Why and how has a whole sector of education dealing with young people regarded as having learning difficulties, low attainments, behaviour problems or disabilities developed? How have special education programmes and resources become subsumed into variations of inclusive education? Why have ideological beliefs in hierarchies of ability, limits to learning potential and IQ as measurement continued to legitimate the treatment of young people? What happens to young people after their special, included or lower attainers' programmes, in terms of work and life chances? A Sociology of Special and Inclusive Education will be of interest to a wide range of educators, professionals, practitioners and policy-makers concerned with special, inclusive and vocational education, in addition to undergraduate, post-graduate and research students and academics.

Psychological, Educational, and Sociological Perspectives on Success and Well-Being in Career Development

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Author: Anita C. Keller,Robin Samuel,Manfred Max Bergman,Norbert K. Semmer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401789118

Category: Psychology

Page: 193

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This collection covers how success and well-being relate to each other in early career development in the domains of employment and education. It gives a conceptual overview of success and well-being as established in the psychological research tradition, complemented by educational and sociological approaches. The volume presents articles on success and well-being in applied contexts, such as well-being as an individual resource during school-to-work transition, or well-being and success at the workplace. Work psychologists, social psychologists, educational researchers, and sociologists will find this book valuable, as it provides unique insights into social and psychological processes afforded by the combination of disciplines, concepts, and a diversity of approaches.

Sociology and Music Education

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Author: Ruth Wright

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754668015

Category: Music

Page: 299

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Sociology and Music Education addresses a pressing need to provide a sociological foundation for understanding music education. The music education community, academic and professional, has become increasingly aware of the need to locate the issues facing music educators within a broader sociological context. This is required both as a means to deeper understanding of the issues themselves and as a means to raising professional consciousness of the macro issues of power and politics by which education is often constrained. The book outlines some introductory concepts in sociology and music education and then draws together seminal theoretical insights with examples from practice with innovative applications of sociological theory to the field of music education. The book concludes with an Afterword by Christopher Small.

Vygotsky and Sociology

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Author: Harry Daniels

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415678218

Category: Education

Page: 237

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Building on earlier publications by Harry Daniels, Vygotsky and Sociology provides readers with an overview of the implications for research of the theoretical work which acknowledges a debt to the writings of L.S. Vygotsky and sociologists whose work echoes his sociogenetic commitments, particularly Basil Bernstein. It provides a variety of views on the ways in which these two, conceptually linked, bodies of work can be brought together in theoretical frameworks which give new possibilities for empirical work. This book has two aims. First, to expand and enrich the Vygotskian theoretical framework; second, to illustrate the utility of such enhanced sociological imaginations and how they may be of value in researching learning in institutions and classrooms. It includes contributions from long-established writers in education, psychology and sociology, as well as relatively recent contributors to the theoretical debates and the body of research to which it has given rise, presenting their own arguments and justifications for forging links between particular theoretical traditions and, in some cases, applying new insights to obdurate empirical questions. Chapters include: Curriculum and pedagogy in the sociology of education; some lessons from comparing Durkheim and Vygotsky Dialectics, politics and contemporary cultural-historical research, exemplified through Marx and Vygotsky Sixth sense, second nature and other cultural ways of making sense of our surroundings: Vygotsky, Bernstein, and the languaged body Negotiating pedagogic dilemmas in non-traditional educational contexts Boys, skills and class: educational failure or community survival? Insights from Vygotsky and Bernstein. Vygotsky and Sociology is an essential text for students and academics in the social sciences (particularly sociology and psychology), student teachers, teacher educators and researchers as well as educational professionals.