Toward a New Sociology of Education

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Author: John Beck

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412840187

Category: Education

Page: 569

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By including material from literary, philosophical, and anthropological sources, and by selecting readings which consider educational practice both within and beyond formal educational contexts, this book broadens the character of sociological inquiry in education. The editors bring together material they have found valuable when working with students of education and DEGREESsociology at all levels. Many of these articles and extracts are either inaccessible or have not been reprinted. The collection should stimulate inquiry about the assumptions underlying current debates on curriculum, streaming, school organization, methods of teaching, and preconceived notions of ability. Toward a Sociology of Education develops an alternative theoretical approach to and engages in critical dialogue with mainstream sociology, and also points to other theoretical and practical probabilities.

The Curriculum of the Future

From the 'New Sociology of Education' to a Critical Theory of Learning

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Author: Michael F. D. Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135710090

Category: Education

Page: 216

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In this important book the author looks back on the 'knowledge question'. What knowledge gets selected to be validated as school knowledge or as part of the school curriculum, and why is it selected? Looking forward, Young discusses how most developed countries have high levels of participation in post-compulsory education, but still use curricula designed for a time when only the elite pursued further education. He argues the need to rethink post-16 education to shift focus onto vocational education, school-work issues and lifelong learning.

World Yearbook of Education 2005

Globalization and Nationalism in Education

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Author: David Coulby,Evie Zambeta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134275145

Category: Education

Page: 312

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This volume deals with two major and apparently opposing forces within education and society: globalization and nationalism. Globalization is often considered in economic terms - of continued growth of international trade and a concentration of wealth in corporate hands - yet it also encompasses technological, political and cultural change. The World Yearbook of Education 2005 explores the role of the education sector in our globalized knowledge economy, and considers the political implications of this in terms of monopolarity and the cultural consequences of homogenization and Americanization. The other strand of this study - nationalism - remains a persistent force within education and society in all parts of the world, and this volume examines the extent to which it can fuel conflict at all levels through prejudice and intolerance. Concentrating on the epistemological consequences of nationalism, leading international thinkers examine the extent to which it is reflected in the curricula of schools and universities around the world. Finally, the complex relationship between globalization and nationalism is explored, and contributors explore the part that educational institutions and practices play in forming both agendas. A wide range of perspectives are employed, including post-colonial discourse, classical economics and sociological theory. Nationalism and globalization are both ongoing processes, and this volume makes a case for the central role of education in both - through its potential to influence change and to act as benevolent force in shaping a global community.

Educability, Schools and Ideology (RLE Edu L)

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Author: MICHAEL Flude,JOHN AHIER

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136470417

Category: Education

Page: 4

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The sociology of education has been at the forefront of new developments in sociological theory. This book examines and criticizes a number of these new developments and discusses some empirical work on issues of current concern. One of the few books that integrates radical and critical sociology into the field of education, it deals with the resultant difficulties. The topics covered include cultural deprivation, ideologies in education, classrooms, the teaching profession and the history of women’s education.

On Critical Pedagogy

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Author: Henry A. Giroux

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441190422

Category: Education

Page: 192

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For thirty years Henry Giroux has been theorizing pedagogy as a political, moral and cultural practice, drawing upon critical discourses that extend from John Dewey and Zygmunt Bauman to Paulo Freire. This impassioned book opens by discussing the crucial role of pedagogy in schools before extending the notion to the educational force of the wider culture. Giroux focuses on five crucial elements associated with critical pedagogy. First, he presents an overview of the term as it applies to schooling and to larger cultural spheres. Second, he analyses the increasingly empirical orientation of teaching, focusing on the culture of positivism. Third, he examines some of the major economic, social, and political focus undermining the promise of democratic schooling in both public and higher education. Giroux then outlines increasing attempts by both right wing and liberal interests to reduce schooling to training and students merely to customers. Finally the book focuses on the legacy of Paulo Freire and issues a fundamental challenge to educators, public intellectuals, and others who believe in the promise of radical democracy.

Ideology, Curriculum, and the New Sociology of Education

Revisiting the Work of Michael Apple

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Author: Lois Weis,Cameron McCarthy,Greg Dimitriadis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415951550

Category: Education

Page: 269

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Provides a systematic evaluation of the work of Michael Apple, one of the most influential, critical education sociologists in the US. Taking in a range of disciplines and topics, these essays form a rigorous review of the development of current education systems, and the curricula, practices and cultural practices within them.

Schooling, Ideology and the Curriculum

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Author: Len Barton,Roland Meighan,Stephen A. Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415504112

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Although the different contributions to this book range over a wide spectrum of substantive issues, they share a common interest. This is a concern to explore the ways in which notions of the relations between theory and practice, between belief and action, can be used to develop three kinds of sensitivity in the sociology of education. A sensitivity towards how school systems are created, maintained and made to function; towards developing a more refined, critical and constructive awareness of the reliability and validity of descriptions, analyses and explanations offered in this field of study; and a sensitivity towards the ways in which changes take place within the education system and how the insights and realisations generated in the discipline might be used to control such occurrences.

Towards a Theory of Educational Transmissions

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Author: Basil Bernstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134413521

Category: Reference

Page: 176

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Illustrating the effect of class relationships upon the institutionalizing of elaborate codes in the school, the papers in this volume each develop from the previous one and demonstrate the evolution of the concepts discussed.

Theoretical Studies Towards a Sociology of Language

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Author: Basil Bernstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113441367X

Category: Reference

Page: 280

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The papers in this volume show the origin and development of Bernstein's theoretical studies into the relationships between social class, patterns of language use and the primary socialization of the child. 'Bernstein's hypothesis will require [teachers] to look afresh not only at their pupils' language but at how they teach and how their pupils learn.' Douglas Barnes, Times Educational Supplement 'His honesty is such that it illuminates several aspects of what it is to be a genius.' Josephine Klein, British Journal of Educational Studies

Managing Reform in Universities

The Dynamics of Culture, Identity and Organisational Change

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Author: B. Stensaker,J. Välimaa,C. Sarrico

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284293

Category: Education

Page: 248

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This collection, now in paperback, explores how universities are coping with the range of reforms and changes taking place across higher education today. Analyzing areas such as leadership, quality management, strategic thinking, collegiality and academic work, and from the perspective of different agents within higher education including students, academics and management, this book examines the various differences between reform attempts and the actual changes happening in universities.

Class, Codes and Control: Towards a theory of educational transmission

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Author: Basil Bernstein

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415302897

Category: Social Science

Page: 167

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Illustrating the effect of class relationships upon the institutionalizing of elaborate codes in the school, the papers in this volume each develop from the previous one and demonstrate the evolution of the concepts discussed.

Applied Studies Towards a Sociology of Language

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Author: Basil Bernstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134413599

Category: Reference

Page: 400

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The papers in this second volume show some of the results of the empirical exploration of Bernstein's hypothesis. The volume represents a significant contribution not only to the study of the sociology of language, but also to education and the social sciences. "This collection demonstrates the magnitude of Bernstein's pioneering contribution to socio-linguistic studies" - S. John Eggleston, Times Educational Supplement

Class, Codes and Control: Applied studies towards a sociology of language

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Author: Basil Bernstein

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415302883

Category: Education

Page: 377

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The papers in this second volume show some of the results of the empirical exploration of Bernstein's hypothesis. The volume represents a significant contribution not only to the study of the sociology of language, but also to education and the social sciences. "This collection demonstrates the magnitude of Bernstein's pioneering contribution to socio-linguistic studies" - S. John Eggleston, Times Educational Supplement

Towards a Critical Sociology of Reading Pedagogy

Papers of the XII World Congress on Reading

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Author: Carolyn D. Baker,Allan Luke

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027250294

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Through critical sociological appraisals of literary theory, research and pedagogy, this volume presents challenges to dominant psychological approaches in reading research and to mainstream discourses about reading and writing pedagogy. Bringing together the recent work of literacy researchers in Australia, Europe and North America, the volume offers novel critiques and theorizations from within political economy, neomarxist and critical theory, ethnomethodology, interactive sociolinguistics, poststructuralism and postmodernism. The volume is arranged in four sections; The Politics of Pedagogy; Reading in Classrooms; Reconstructing Theory; Reading the Social. This collection is provocative and innovative, offering clear alternatives for conceptualizing literacy, for conducting literacy research, and for reconstructing the discourses and practices of reading and writing in schools. The volume is addressed to a broad audience of researchers, educators and students.

The New Sociology of Economic Behaviour

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Author: Ralph Fevre

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761966630

Category: Political Science

Page: 277

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The New Sociology of Economic Behaviour seeks to revitalize the classical approach and introduces students to the essential ideas in the field. It also shows researchers and graduate students how to make use of concepts like demoralization, cheap labour, dignity at work and a fair day's pay, to develop critiques of current economic arrangements.

The International Handbook on the Sociology of Education

An International Assessment of New Research and Theory

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Author: Carlos Alberto Torres,Ari Antikainen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742517707

Category: Education

Page: 415

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The twentieth century has been marked by the expansion of educational opportunities worldwide. It has been the century of education, and the role of the state in the promotion of public education has been decisive. Yet, at the millennium's turn efforts to diminish the role of the state are rapidly changing education, especially in terms of its role in democracy. This comprehensive handbook offers a fresh view of the social context of education, outlining the challenges as well as the advances in public and private education systems. The book offers a systematic account of current social theory and methodologies, applied perspectives on the development of education in many regions of the world, and compares key themes such as access, school choice, equity, and educational performance.

Social Theory and Education

A Critique of Theories of Social and Cultural Reproduction

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Author: Raymond Allen Morrow,Carlos Alberto Torres

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791422519

Category: Education

Page: 517

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This book summarizes and critiques theories of social and cultural reproduction as they relate to sociology of education.

Education (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

In Search of A Future

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Author: Phillip Brown,Hugh Lauder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136470069

Category: Education

Page: 4

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What unites the contributors to this book is an opposition to Thatcherite policies on education and an agreement upon the need for the development of democracy in education. This volume highlights the importance of an area of neglected theoretical and practical concern: the development of a critique of the philosophy and policies of the new Right, and of credible alternative policies.

The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education

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Author: Michael W. Apple,Stephen J. Ball,Luis Armando Gandin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135179700

Category: Education

Page: 441

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This collection brings together many of the world’s leading sociologists of education to explore and address key issues and concerns within the discipline. The thirty-seven newly commissioned chapters draw upon theory and research to provide new accounts of contemporary educational processes, global trends, and changing and enduring forms of social conflict and social inequality. The research, conducted by leading international scholars in the field, indicates that two complexly interrelated agendas are discernible in the heat and noise of educational change over the past twenty-five years. The first rests on a clear articulation by the state of its requirements of education. The second promotes at least the appearance of greater autonomy on the part of educational institutions in the delivery of those requirements. The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education examines the ways in which the sociology of education has responded to these two political agendas, addressing a range of issues which cover three key areas: perspectives and theories social processes and practices inequalities and resistances. The book strongly communicates the vibrancy and diversity of the sociology of education and the nature of ‘sociological work’ in this field. It will be a primary resource for teachers, as well as a title of major interest to practising sociologists of education.