Handbook of the Sociology of Education / Edition 1by Maureen T. Hallinan
Handbook of the Sociology of Education
School is one of the first institutions that an individual encounters in the socialization process. A child’s formative years are in part shaped by the educational system as well as other students, teachers, principals, and parents. The individual is socialized in this smaller society and prepared to move into… See more details below
Handbook of the Sociology of Education
School is one of the first institutions that an individual encounters in the socialization process. A child’s formative years are in part shaped by the educational system as well as other students, teachers, principals, and parents. The individual is socialized in this smaller society and prepared to move into adulthood and society at large.
This seminal research work is built on three fundamental tenets of sociology: the school is a central institution in society; the school is a social system; and social events depend on the interaction of macro- and micro-level processes. The Handbook is divided into the following sections:
• Theoretical and Methodological Orientations
• Development and Expansion of Education
• The Study of Access to Schooling
• The Study of School Organization
• The Study of School Outcomes
• Policy Implications of Research in the Sociology of Education
The Handbook of the Sociology of Education provides a comprehensive overview of the field of education from a sociological perspective. Experts in this area present theoretical and empirical research on major educational issues and analyze the social processes that govern schooling, as well as the role of schools in and their impact on contemporary society. The book is a major reference work for social scientists, graduate students, and educators who want an overview of the field.
Table of Contents
Preface. Introduction; M.T. Hallinan.
I: Theoretical and Methodological Orientations. 1. A Social Psychological Approach to the Study of Schooling; C.E. Bidwell. 2. The Organizational Context of Teaching and Learning; A. Gamoran, et al. 3. Linkages Between Sociology of Race and Sociology of Education; M.T. Hallinan. 4. Research and Theory on Equality and Education; K. Lynch. 5. Structural Effects in Education: A History of an Idea; R. Dreeben. 6. School Effects: Theoretical and Methodological Issues; A.B. Sørensen, S.L. Morgan.
II: Development and Expansion of Education. 7. Development and Education; C. Chabbott, F.O. Ramirez. 8. The Content of the Curriculum: An Institutional Perspective; E.H. McEneaney, J.W. Meyer. 9. Comparative and Historical Patterns of Education; R. Collins. 10. School Expansion, School Reform, and the Limits of Growth; P.B. Walters.
III: The Study of Access to Schooling. 11. Equitable Classrooms in a Changing Society; E.G. Cohen. 12. Connecting Home, School, and Community: New Directions for Social Research; J.L. Epstein, M.G. Sanders. 13. The Variable Construction of Educational Risk; J.G. Richardson.
IV: The Study of School Organization. 14. School Size and the Organization of Secondary Schools; V.E. Lee. 15. Comparative Sociology of Classroom Processes, School Organization and Achievement; D.P. Baker, G.K. LeTendre. 16. Social Systems and Norms: A Coleman Approach; B. Schneider.17. Values, Control, and Outcomes in Public and Private Schools; C.H. Persell.
V: The Study of School Outcomes. 18. Interactions between High Schools and Labor Markets; J.E. Rosenbaum, S.A. Jones. 19. Vocational Secondary Education, Tracking, and Social Stratification; Y. Shavit, W. Müller. 20. Transition from School to Work in Comparative Perspective; A.C. Kerckhoff. 21. Pathways from School to Work in Germany and the US; J.T. Mortimer, H. Krüger. 22. The Effects of Schooling on Individual Lives; A.M. Pallas.
VI: Policy Implications of Research in Sociology of Education. 23. Accountability in Education; T.B. Hoffer. 24. The Fit and Misfit of Sociological Research and Education Policy; D.L. Stevenson.
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