Schools and Societies / Edition 2

Schools and Societies / Edition 2

by Steven Brint
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804750734

ISBN-13: 9780804750738

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: Stanford University Press

Schools and Societies provides a synthesis of key issues in the sociology of education, focusing on American schools while offering a global, comparative context. Already a standard text in its first edition, this fully revised and updated second edition offers a broader sweep and stronger theoretical foundation, and takes into consideration key developments

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Schools and Societies provides a synthesis of key issues in the sociology of education, focusing on American schools while offering a global, comparative context. Already a standard text in its first edition, this fully revised and updated second edition offers a broader sweep and stronger theoretical foundation, and takes into consideration key developments in education policy and scholarship since the late 1990s.

The book is distinguished from others in the field by its breadth of coverage, compelling institutional history, and lively prose style. It opens with a chapter on schooling as a social institution. Subsequent chapters examine and compare schooling in industrialized and developing countries, and discuss the major purposes of schooling: transmitting culture, socializing young people, and sorting youth for class and occupations. Materials from different educational systems are interwoven throughout the book. The concluding chapter looks at school reform efforts and the future possibilities of schooling.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804750738
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
2
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
1,261,272
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Schools as social institutions1
Ch. 2Schooling in the industrialized world31
Ch. 3Schooling in the developing world68
Ch. 4Schools and cultural transmission97
Ch. 5Schools and socialization132
Ch. 6Schools and social selection : opportunity162
Ch. 7Schools and social selection : inequality189
Ch. 8Teaching and learning in comparative perspective222
Ch. 9School reform and the possibilities of schooling253

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