BN.com Gift Guide

The Sociology of Education / Edition 7

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$21.61
(Save 83%)
Est. Return Date: 12/30/2014
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $58.00
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 55%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (18) from $58.00   
  • New (11) from $108.95   
  • Used (7) from $58.00   

Overview

Comprehensive, contemporary, and cross-cultural in perspective

The text integrates important and diverse topics in the field by showing how they are related.

The Sociology of Education: A Systematic Analysis provides a sociological analysis of education using several theoretical approaches. The authors include practical applications and current educational issues to discuss the structure and processes that make education systems work.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Learn diverse theoretical approaches in the sociology of education
  • Assess important current or emerging topics, including higher education, informal education (“climate” and the “hidden curriculum”), the school environment, education around the world, and educational movements and alternatives
  • Understand how change takes place and what role sociologists play
  • Become involved with educational systems where they can put to use the knowledge available in textbooks

Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab with eText (at no additional cost).

ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205827721/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205827725

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205800919
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/6/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 328,601
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeanne Ballantine is university professor of sociology at Wright State University. She received her masters degree from Columbia University and her PhD from Indiana University. Jeanne has taught in a number of venues including Japan, Brazil, Spain, Italy Rwanda (as a Fulbright scholar), Semester at Sea and Wittenberg University in Ohio. Her primary areas of scholarship are sociology of education, applied sociology, global studies, and global women’s issues.

Jeanne has held a number of positions in the professional organizations including International Sociological Association, American Sociological Association, North Central Sociological Association, and Society for Applied Sociology. She has authored 5 books and many articles, and done workshops, especially on faculty development and teaching and learning, in the U.S. and other countries. She is a member of the ASA Departmental Resources Group and does evaluation visits at colleges and universities. Among her many awards is the ASA Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF
2.) COMPREHENSIVE



BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: Sociology of Education: A Unique Perspective for Understanding Schools
Chapter 2: Conflicting Functions and Processes in Education: What Makes the System Work?
Chapter 3: Education and the Process of Stratification
Chapter 4: Gender, Race, and Class: Attempts to Achieve Equality of Educational Opportunity
Chapter 5: The School as an Organization
Chapter 6: Formal School Statuses and Roles: “The Way It Spozed to Be”
Chapter 7: Students: The Core of the School
Chapter 8: The Informal System and the “Hidden Curriculum”: What Really Happens in School?
Chapter 9: The Educational System and the Environment: A Symbiotic Relationship
Chapter 10: The System of Higher Education
Chapter 11: Educational Systems Around the World: A Comparative View
Chapter 12: Educational Systems Around the World: Britain, China, and Post-Colonial Africa
Chapter 13: Educational Movements and Reform


COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: Sociology of Education: A Unique Perspective for Understanding Schools
Sociology and Education
U.S. Schools in the Early Twenty-First Century: Applying Sociological Findings
Theoretical Approaches in the Sociology of Education
The Open Systems Approach
Research Methods in Sociology of Education
Organization of the Book

Chapter 2: Conflicting Functions and Processes in Education: What Makes the System Work?
Conflicting Functions of Education
The Importance of Processes in Educational Systems
The Function of Socialization: What We Learn and How We Learn It
The Function of Cultural Transmission and Process of Passing On Culture
The Function of Social Control and Personal Development
The Function of Selection and Allocation: The Sorting Process
The Function of Change and Innovation: Looking to the Future

Chapter 3: Education and the Process of Stratification
The Crisis in Schooling
The Process of Stratification: Is Inequality Inevitable?
Stratification and Equality of Educational Opportunity

Chapter 4: Gender, Race, and Class: Attempts to Achieve Equality of Educational Opportunity
Gender and Equality of Educational Opportunity
Class, Race, and Attempts to Rectify Inequalities in Educational Opportunity
Integration Attempts
Educational Experience of Selected Minorities in the United States
Improving Schools for Minority Students

Chapter 5: The School as an Organization
The Social System of the School
Goals of the School System
The School as an Organization
Centralized versus Decentralized Decision Making: The Fight over Control of Schools

Chapter 6: Formal School Statuses and Roles: “The Way It Spozed to Be”
The Meaning of Roles
Professionals in the Educational System
Roles in Schools

Chapter 7: Students: The Core of the School
Student Characteristics
School Failures and Dropouts
Students and the Informal System
Students and Their Environments

Chapter 8: The Informal System and the “Hidden Curriculum”: What Really Happens in School?
The Open Systems Approach and the Informal System
The Educational “Climate” and School Effectiveness
Power Dynamics and Roles in the Informal System

Chapter 9: The Educational System and the Environment: A Symbiotic Relationship
The Environment and the Educational System
The School Systems’ Environments: Interdependence Between Institutions

Chapter 10: The System of Higher Education
History and Development of Higher Education
Theoretical Approaches to Higher Education
Characteristics of Higher Education in the United States
Functions of the Higher Education System
Higher Education as an Organization
Roles in Higher Education
Environmental Pressures on Higher Education
Outcomes of Higher Education
Problems and Reform in Higher Education

Chapter 11: Educational Systems Around the World: A Comparative View
Comparative Educational Studies
Theoretical Perspectives in Comparative Education
Global Institutional Interdependence
Stages of Economic Development and Educational Change
Higher Education Around the World

Chapter 12: Educational Systems Around the World: Britain, China, and Post-Colonial Africa
Education in Britain
Education in the People’s Republic of China
Formal Education in Colonial Africa

Chapter 13: Educational Movements and Reform
The Nature of Educational Movements
Early Educational Movements
Alternative Education and Related Movements
Structural and Curricular Changes in the Schools

References
Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)