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Education: Culture, Economy, and Society is a book for everyone concerned with the social study of education: students studying the sociology of education, foundations of education, educational policy, and other related courses. It aims to establish the social study of education at the centre stage of political and sociological debate about post-industrial societies. In examining major changes which have taken place in the late twentieth century, it gives students a comprehensive introduction to both the nature of these changes and to their interpretation in relation to long-standing debates within education, sociology, and cultural studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198781875
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/8/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 848
  • Product dimensions: 9.13 (w) x 6.13 (h) x 1.67 (d)

Meet the Author

A H Halsey is Emeritus Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy. His books include Change in British Society (now in its fourth edition) and Decline of Donnish Dominion, both published by OUP.

Hugh Lauder is Professor of Education at the School of Education, University of Bath.

Phillip Brown is at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

Professor Amy Stuart Wells is at the University of California.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
List of Figures
List of Tables
1 The Transformation of Education and Society: An Introduction 1
2 The Forms of Capital 46
3 Class and Pedagogies: Visible and Invisible 59
4 Social Capital in the Creation of Human Capital 80
5 The Post-Modern Condition 96
6 Crossing the Boundaries of Educational Discourse: Modernism, Postmodernism, and Feminism 113
7 Having a Postmodernist Turn or Postmodernist Angst: A Disorder Experienced by an Author Who is Not Yet Dead or Even Close to It 131
8 Feminisms and Education 144
9 Why the Rich are Getting Richer and the Poor, Poorer 163
10 Education, Globalization, and Economic Development 172
11 The New Knowledge Work 193
12 Education, Skill Formation, and Economic Development: The Singaporean Approach 207
13 Human Capital Concepts 219
14 The Gendering of Skill and Vocationalism in Twentieth-Century Australian Education 224
15 Can Education Do It Alone? 240
16 Education and the Role of the State: Devolution and Control Post-Picot 263
17 The State and the Governance of Education: An Analysis of the Restructuring of the State-Education Relationship 273
18 Educational Achievement in Centralized and Decentralized Systems 283
19 Marketization, the State, and the Re-Formation of the Teaching Profession 299
20 Politics, Markets, and Democratic Schools: On the Transformation of School Leadership 311
21 Assessment, Accountability, and Standards: Using Assessment to Control the Reform of Schooling 320
22 Restructuring Schools for Student Success 332
23 Restructuring Restructuring: Postmodernity and the Prospects for Educational Change 338
24 Politics, Markets, and the Organization of Schools 363
25 Education, Democracy, and the Economy 382
26 The 'Third Wave': Education and the Ideology of Parentocracy 393
27 Circuits of Schooling: A Sociological Exploration of Parental Choice of School in Social-Class Contexts 409
28 African-American Students' View of School Choice 422
29 Choice, Competition, and Segregation: An Empirical Analysis of A New Zealand Secondary School Market, 1990-93 439
30 [Ap]parent Involvement: Reflections on Parents, Power, and Urban Public Schools 460
31 Can Effective Schools Compensate for Society? 476
32 Introduction: Our Virtue 498
33 The New Cultural Politics of Difference 509
34 Multiculturalism and the Postmodern Critique: Toward a Pedagogy of Resistance and Transformation 520
35 Nonsynchrony and Social Difference: An Alternative to Current Radical Accounts of Race and Schooling 541
36 On Race and Voice: Challenges for Liberal Education in the 1990s 557
37 Feminist Scholarship as a Vocation 572
38 The Silenced Dialogue: Power and Pedagogy in Educating Other People's Children 582
39 What Postmodernists Forget: Cultural Capital and Official Knowledge 595
40 The Big Picture: Masculinities in Recent World History 605
41 Is the Future Female? Female Success, Male Disadvantage, and Changing Gender Patterns in Education 620
42 Trends in Access and Equity in Higher Education: Britain in International Perspective 638
43 Education and Occupational Attainments: The Impact of Ethnic Origins 646
44 Problems of 'Meritocracy' 663
45 Equalization and Improvement: Some Effects of Comprehensive Reorganization in Scotland 683
46 Social-Class Differences in Family-School Relationships: The Importance of Cultural Capital 703
47 The Politics of Culture: Understanding Local Political Resistance to Detracking in Racially Mixed Schools 718
48 Cultural Capital and Social Exclusion: Some Observations on Recent Trends in Education, Employment, and the Labour Market 736
49 Studying Inner-City Social Dislocations: The Challenge of Public Agenda Research 750
50 Racial Stratification and Education in the United States: Why Inequality Persists 765
51 Introduction to The Bell Curve Wars 779
52 The Family and Social Justice 784
Further Reading 799
Index 802
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