Education and Sociology: An Encyclopedia

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Pooling together writings from the leading authorities in education, this single-volume reference work provides researchers and professionals with detailed information on the sociology of education and education and sociology.

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With topics ranging from adolescence and schools to educational assessment, working parents, and race and gender inequality, this stimulating, well-developed compilation of essays covering the common ground between education and sociology is sure to satisfy both educators and researchers. Over 90 contributors offer a variety of perspectives, highlighting key topics like affirmative education, Catholic schools, the economics of education, globalization, home schooling, and teacher burnout. Editors Levinson (Bergen Community Coll.), Peter W. Cookson Jr. (Teachers Coll., Columbia Univ.), and Alan R. Sadovnik (Rutgers Univ.) have created a book that goes beyond simplistic definitions, effectively articulating historical perspective, current research, pedagogic discourse, and directions for further discussion and research. The alphabetical listing of topics will help beginners as well as ardent researchers concentrate on areas of interest, while the detailed index helps in locating subject overlaps and areas of comparison. A unique compilation that is international in scope; recommended for academic libraries, schools of education and sociology, and public libraries seeking to offer a broad overview of current topics in these disciplines. Leroy Hommerding, Fort Myers Beach Lib. Dist., FL Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815316152
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/2/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 756
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Education and Sociology: An Introduction 1
Adolescence and Schools 17
Adult Education 23
Affirmative Action in Education 29
African-American Achievement Motivation 43
At-Risk Students 49
Bilingual Education 55
Brown V. Board of Education 67
Catholic Schools 75
Classroom Processes 83
Code Theory, Pedagogic Discourse, and Symbolic Control 89
Community Colleges 99
Conflict Theory 111
Cooperative Learning in Elementary and Secondary Schools 115
Cultural Capital 121
Curriculum 125
Curriculum History 133
Desegregation 141
Desegregation of Higher Education 151
Economics of Education 169
Educational Achievement and Attainment in the United States 181
Educational Assessment 191
Educational Attitudes: Abstract and Concrete 199
Educational Productivity 203
Educational Reform and Sociology in England and Wales 211
Educational Reform in the United States: 1980s and 1990s 221
Elites and Educational Reform 235
Equality in Education 241
Ethnicity 247
Ethnography 255
Extracurricular Activities 261
Functionalist Theories of Education 267
Gender and Education 273
Gender and Math Education 281
Gender Inequality 289
Gender Inequality in Education: International Comparisons 295
Gender Socialization and Education: Where We've Been and Where We Might Go 301
Globalization 307
High School Dropouts 315
Higher Education 321
Higher Education: International 329
Higher Education and Social Equality 335
Higher Education in the United States: Access to by Minorities 343
Higher Education in the United States: Latinos 353
Historically Black Colleges 359
Home Schooling: Contemporary 365
Homeless Children and Youth 371
Human Capital Theory 377
Ideology and Curriculum 381
Imperialism and Education 387
International Competition and Education Crises: Cross-National Studies of School Outcomes 393
IQ 399
Longitudinal Studies: An Introduction: Opening the Black Box 403
Longitudinal Studies Data Collection Program 409
Magnet Schools in Urban Education 421
Mass Schooling 429
Meritocracy 435
Multiculturalism 443
Politics of Education 451
Progressive Education 463
Quasi-Markets in Education 473
Race and Education 485
Restructuring 495
School-Based Management: What It Is and Does It Make a Difference 501
School Choice 507
School Effects 519
School, Family, and Community Partnerships 525
School Textbooks and Cultural Authority 533
Single-Sex Education and Coeducation 539
Social Capital: A Ubiquitous Emerging Conception 545
Social Reproduction 551
Sociology of Education as Critical Theory 559
Sociology of Education: Feminist Perspectives: Continuity and Contestation in the Field 571
Sociology of Education: Marxist Theories 587
Sociology of Education: New 593
Sociology of Education: Open Systems Approach 599
Sociology of Education: Postmodernism 605
Sociology of Education: Theoretical Approaches 613
Special Education 619
Sport and Schooling 625
Structuralism 633
Student Cultures and Academic Achievement 639
Summer Learning 645
Teacher Assessment and Evaluation 651
Teacher Burnout 659
Teacher Unions, Old and New 665
Teachers and Teaching 681
Tracking 687
Urban Schools 693
Vocational Education 705
Working Parents 711
Index 717
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