School and Society / Edition 4

School and Society / Edition 4

by Walter Feinberg, Jonas F. Soltis, Jonas F. Soltis

ISBN-10: 0807744964

ISBN-13: 9780807744963

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Product Details

Teachers College Press
Publication date:
Thinking about Education Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Part IThe Relation of School to Society1
Chapter 1What This Book Is About3
Factory Prep3
An Imaginary Society4
Three Schools of Thought6
The Form of the Book8
Part IISchooling As Socialization and Progress13
Chapter 2The Functionalist Perspective on Schooling15
Equality of Educational Opportunity20
Educational Reform: Three Cases22
Assimilation, Political Socialization, and Modernization24
Chapter 3Functional Theory, Policy, and Problems29
Historical Impediments and Compensatory Education30
Intellectual and Cultural Impediments31
Problems with Functionalism36
Part IIISchooling as Legitimation and Reproduction41
Chapter 4Marxist Theory and Education43
Conflict Theory and Functionalism43
Marxist Theory46
Class Consciousness, False Consciousness, and Hegemony49
Marxism, Neo-Marxism, and Education53
A Neo-Marxist Interpretation of Schooling in Capitalist Society56
Chapter 5The Hidden Curriculum Revisited59
A Theory of Cultural Reproduction62
Student Subculture and the Working Class65
Puzzles, Problems, and Prospects68
Foucault and the Post Modern Move Beyond Marxism70
Feminism as a Form of Conflict Theory74
Part IVInterpretation and the Social Function of Schooling79
Chapter 6The Interpretivist Point of View81
An Argument for the Interpretivist Point of View84
The Active Quality of Mind86
The Role of Interpretation in Social Science87
Interpretive Scholarship in Education93
Chapter 7Meaning and Messages; Schooling and Socialization98
Hermeneutics and Interpretation102
Interpretation and Socialization104
Interpretation, Socialization, and Legitimation107
Objections to the Interpretivist Approach109
What Is at Stake?110
Part VCases and Disputes113
Chapter 8Cases and Disputes115
Student Government117
The Roots of School Failure119
The Hidden Curriculum121
National Reports on Education122
The Geography Lesson123
Resource Allocation124
College or Workforce?126
Individual Differences and Equal Opportunity128
Social Reproduction129
Equal but Separate131
Education for Work132
Workforce School133
Class Bias?134
Social Studies136
Interpretation and Ethical Relativism136
The New Student137
Mainstream or Not?138
Social Conditioning and Freedom140
Interpretation and Epistemic Relativism141
A Third-World School System142
The Curriculum143
Annotated Bibliography153

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