Schools and Society: A Sociological Approach to Education / Edition 2

Schools and Society: A Sociological Approach to Education / Edition 2

by Jeanne H. Ballantine, Joan Z. Spade, Joan Z. Spade
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534619568

ISBN-13: 9780534619565

Pub. Date: 07/25/2003

Publisher: Cengage Learning

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534619565
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/25/2003
Series:
The Wadsworth Sociology Reader Ser.
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Editors
Introduction to the Text1
Pt. 1What Is Sociology of Education?9
1Theories in the Sociology of Education15
2Moral Education35
3The School Class As a Social System38
4Conflict Theory of Educational Stratification47
5The Typological Position of Confucian Education55
6Schooling in Capitalist Societies58
7Understanding Inequality in Schools: The Contribution of Interpretive Studies62
Pt. 2Schools as Organizations73
8The Structure of Educational Organizations77
9How Schools Work88
10Learning the Student Role: Kindergarten as Academic Boot Camp95
11The Ambitious Generation: Imagining the Future101
12Teaching in America: The Slow Revolution106
13The Status of Teaching as a Profession115
Pt. 3The Informal System and the Hidden Curriculum131
14Real School: A Universal Drama Amid Disparate Experience135
15The Moral Life of Schools149
16Preventing and Producing Violence: A Critical Analysis of Responses to School Violence157
Pt. 4The Social Construction of Knowledge165
17The New Sociology of Knowledge169
18Romeo and Juliet Were Just Good Friends179
19Fort Collins, Colorado: Washington Core Knowledge School186
Pt. 5Educational Systems and Their Environments193
20How Money Matters: The Effect of School District Spending on Academic Achievement197
21Hidden Capital: Vocational Credentials and Attainment in the United States204
22Public Schools and the Public Good217
Pt. 6Social Stratification and Schools227
23The Concept of Equality of Educational Opportunity231
24Tracking in Mathematics and Science: Courses and Course Selection Procedures240
25Preparing for Power: America's Elite Boarding Schools252
26Moments of Social Inclusion and Exclusion: Race, Class, and Cultural Capital in Family-School Relationships259
27Gender in Education in the United States270
28Everyday Schooling and the Elaboration of Race-Gender Stratification279
Pt. 7Efforts Toward Equality and Equity in Education291
29Deepening Segregation in American Public Schools295
30The Shape of the River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions307
31Detracking: The Social Construction of Ability, Cultural Politics, and Resistance to Reform320
32Exchange on School Choice330
33The National Head Start Program for Disadvantaged Preschoolers337
34Understanding Cultural Diversity and Learning343
35Equitable Classrooms in a Changing Society355
Pt. 8Higher Education361
36The Stratification of the Academy367
37The Community College: The Impact, Origin, and Future of a Contradictory Institution373
38College Students in Changing Contexts382
39Gender Inequality and Higher Education391
Pt. 9Education in an International Context405
40Institutional Approach to the Study of Education409
41Teachers as Workers in the World System417
42Development and Education427
43Global Challenge and National Response: Notes for an International Dialogue on Higher Education439
Pt. 10Educational Reform and Change445
44Tinkering Toward Utopia: A Century of Public School Reform449
45Poverty and Education469
46Deschooling Society479
47The Soul of a New University487
Concluding Remarks491

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