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“The new edition of Schools and Societies is an impressive expansion of the original book. It is an excellent review of the whole field of the sociology of education from a broad macro-sociological point of view. It will find many uses—as an undergraduate and graduate textbook, as an authoritative sourcebook, and as a set of interesting and thoughtful interpretations of research and theory in the field. It is the leading work in its genre, and the central text for those looking for a broadly comparative and historical review of the sociology of education.”—John Meyer, Stanford University
“If you have time to read only one book on the contours of social and political analysis of schooling in modern society, Brint’s Schools and Societies would be an excellent choice. Brint weaves divergent perspectives and complicated research findings on schools into a readable story about what scholars and policy analysts alike are coming to understand about formal education. This book is equally valuable as an introduction to the field for students as it is a refresher for the expert.”—David P. Baker, Pennsylvania State University

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"The new edition of Schools and Societies is an impressive expansion of the original book. It is an excellent review of the whole field of the sociology of education from a broad macro-sociological point of view. It will find many uses—as an undergraduate and graduate textbook, as an authoritative sourcebook, and as a set of interesting and thoughtful interpretations of research and theory in the field. It is the leading work in its genre, and the central text for those looking for a broadly comparative and historical review of the sociology of education."—John Meyer, Stanford University

"If you have time to read only one book on the contours of social and political analysis of schooling in modern society, Brint's Schools and Societies would be an excellent choice. Brint weaves divergent perspectives and complicated research findings on schools into a readable story about what scholars and policy analysts alike are coming to understand about formal education. This book is equally valuable as an introduction to the field for students as it is a refresher for the expert."—David P. Baker, Pennsylvania State University

"If you have time to read only one book on the contours of social and political analysis of schooling in modern society, Brint's Schools and Societies would be an excellent choice. Brint weaves divergent perspectives and complicated research findings on schools into a readable story about what scholars and policy analysts alike are coming to understand about formal education. This book is equally valuable as an introduction to the field for students as it is a refresher for the expert." —David P. Baker, Pennsylvania State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804755054
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Brint is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside and Director of the College and Universities 2000 study. An award-winning sociologist, he is the author of The Diverted Dream (1989 with Jerome Karabel), and In an Age of Experts (1994). He is also editor of The Future of the City of Intellect (Stanford University Press, 2002).

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Schools as social institutions 1
Ch. 2 Schooling in the industrialized world 31
Ch. 3 Schooling in the developing world 68
Ch. 4 Schools and cultural transmission 97
Ch. 5 Schools and socialization 132
Ch. 6 Schools and social selection : opportunity 162
Ch. 7 Schools and social selection : inequality 189
Ch. 8 Teaching and learning in comparative perspective 222
Ch. 9 School reform and the possibilities of schooling 253
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