Schools and Society: A Sociological Approach to Education / Edition 3
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Schools and Society: A Sociological Approach to Education / Edition 3

by Jeanne H. Ballantine, Joan Z. Spade
     
 

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ISBN-10: 141295052X

ISBN-13: 9781412950527

Pub. Date: 12/11/2007

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This reader is designed to present a broad introduction to the field of sociology of education. It is geared toward upper-level undergraduate and beginning level graduate courses in sociology of education, foundations of education, and related courses. It may be used as a text by itself or as a supplement to another text. Articles have been selected based on the

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This reader is designed to present a broad introduction to the field of sociology of education. It is geared toward upper-level undergraduate and beginning level graduate courses in sociology of education, foundations of education, and related courses. It may be used as a text by itself or as a supplement to another text. Articles have been selected based on the following criteria: 1.) Articles that illustrate a broad range of theoretical perspectives, major concepts, and current issues. 2.) Articles that provide a level of reading and sophistication appropriate to upper-level students. 3.) Articles from a wide range of respected sources. 4.) Inclusion of both classic and contemporary sociologists' work in order to provide an excellent balance.

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ISBN-13:
9781412950527
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/11/2007
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

PART I – What Is Sociology of Education? Theory and Methods
1. Getting Started: Understanding Education Through Sociological Theory - Jeanne H. Ballantine and Joan Z. Spade
2. Contemporary Perspectives in the Sociology of Education - Alan R. Sadovnik
3. Moral Education - Emile Durkheim
4. Conflict Theory of Educational Stratification - Randall Collins
5. Schooling in Capitalist Societies - Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis
6. Bridges to the Future: Contributions of Qualitative Research to the Sociology of Education - Carolyn Riehl
7. How to Avoid Statistical Traps - Gerald W. Bracey PART II – School Organization and Roles
8. How Schools Work - Rebecca Barr and Robert Dreeben
9. The School Class as a Social System - Talcott Parsons
10. Small Class Size and Its Effects - Bruce J. Biddle and David C. Berlinger
11. Forms of Capital and the Construction of Leadership: Instructional Leadership in Urban Elementary Schools - James P. Spillane, Tim Hallett, and John B. Diamond
12. The Status of Teaching as a Profession - Richard M. Ingersoll and David Perda
13. School Reform and Teacher Burnout - Anthony Gary Dworkin PART III – Students and the Informal System
14. Learning the Student Role: Kindergarten as Academic Boot Camp - Harry L. Gracey
15. Real School: A Universal Drama Among Disparate Experience - Mary Haywood Metz
16. Straddling Boundaries: Identity, Culture, and School - Prudence L. Carter
17. Low-Level Violence: A Neglected Aspect of School Culture - David R. Dupper and Nancy Meyer-Adams
18. The Dropout Problem: Losing Ground - Paul E. Barton PART IV – Social Construction of Knowledge
19. The New Sociology of Knowledge - Ann Swidler and Jorge Arditi
20. Romeo and Juliet Were Just Good Friends - Joan DelFattore
21. America in World War II: An Analysis of History Textbooks from England, Japan, Sweden, and the United States - Stuart Foster and Jason Nicholls
22. Facts or Critical Thinking Skills? What the NAEP Results Say - Harold Wenglinsky PART V – Schooling in Social Context: Educational Environments
23. The Structure of Educational Organizations - John W. Meyer and Brian Rowan
24. Marital Transitions, Parenting, and Schooling: Exploring the Link Between Family-Structure History and Adolescents’ Academic Status - Shannon E. Cavanagh, Kathryn S. Schiller, and Catherine Riegle-Crumb
25. Adolescents’ Extracurricular Participation in Context: The Mediating Effects of Schools, Communities, and Identity - Andrew Guest and Barbara Schneider
26. No Child Left Behind: The Federal Government Gets Serious About Accountability - Kathryn M. Borman and Bridget A. Cotner
27. Disparities Within: Unequal Spending and Achievement in an Urban School District - Dennis J. Condron and Vincent J. Roscigno PART VI – Social Stratification and Schools
28. Schools: The Great Equalizer and the Key to the American Dream - Heather Beth Johnson
29. Tracking in Mathematics and Science: Courses and Course Selection Procedures - Joan Z. Spade, Lynn Columba, and Beth E. Vanfossen
30. How Race and Education are Related - Caroline Hodges Persell
31. Moments of Social Inclusion and Exclusion: Race, Class, and Cultural Capital in Family-School Relationships - Annette Lareau and Erin McNamara Horvat
32. "Tuck in that shirt!" Race, Class, Gender, and Discipline in an Urban School - Edward W. Morris
33. Gender and Education - Roslyn Arlin Mickelson PART VII – Efforts Toward Equality and Equity in Education
34. The Segregation and Resegregation of American Public Education: The Courts' Role - Erwin Chemerinsky
35. Learning Through Experience: What Graduates Gained by Attending Desegregated High Schools - Jennifer Jellison Holme, Amy Stuart Wells, and Anita Tijerina Revilla
36. Charter Schools and the Public Good - Linda A. Renzulli and Vincent J. Roscigno
37. The Achievement Gap: A Broader Picture - Richard Rothstein
38. Early Childhood Education and Care in Advanced Industrialized Countries: Current Policy and Program Trends - Sheila B. Kamerman PART VIII – Higher Education
39. The Stratification of the Academy - Zelda F. Gamson
40. The Battle Over Merit - Jerome Karabel
41. The Community College: The Impact, Origin, and Future of a Contradictory Institution - Kevin J. Dougherty
42. Blacks in College: Past and Present - Sarah Susannah Willie
43. Changes in the Status and Functions of Women’s Colleges Over Time - Leslie Miller-Bernal
44. Reshaping the University in an Era of Globalization - Alan Ruby PART IX – Education in an International Context
45. The Global Environment of National School Systems - David P. Baker and Gerald K. LeTendre
46. The Content of the Curriculum: An Institutional Perspective - Elizabeth H. McEneaney and John W. Meyer (moved from Part IV)
47. Education and Social Stratification Processes in Comparative Perspective - Alan C. Kerckhoff
48. The Case for Universal Basic Education for the World’s Poorest Boys and Girls - Gene B. Sperling
49. What Does Globalization Mean for Educational Change? A Comparative Approach - Martin Carnoy and Diana Rhoten PART X – Educational Reform and Change
50. Tinkering Toward Utopia: A Century of Public School Reform - David Tyack and Larry Cuban
51. Wider Contexts and Future Issues: National Standards and School Reform in Japan and the United States - Thomas P. Rohlen
52. Radical Possibilities: Putting Education at the Center - Jean Anyon
53. Deschooling Society - Ivan Illich Concluding Remarks Appendix: Web Resources for Continued Exploration of the Topics in This Book Index

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