The Structure of Schooling: Readings in the Sociology of Education / Edition 1

The Structure of Schooling: Readings in the Sociology of Education / Edition 1

by Richard Arum, Irenee R. Beattie, Irenee (Ed.) Beattie
     
 

This comprehensive reader in the sociology of education examines important topics and exposes students to examples of sociological research on schools. Drawing from classic and contemporary scholarship, the editors have chosen readings that examine current issues and reflect diverse theoretical approaches to studying the effects of schooling on individuals and society… See more details below

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This comprehensive reader in the sociology of education examines important topics and exposes students to examples of sociological research on schools. Drawing from classic and contemporary scholarship, the editors have chosen readings that examine current issues and reflect diverse theoretical approaches to studying the effects of schooling on individuals and society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780767410700
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
516
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Arum has recently served as Professor of Sociology and Education at New York University; Program Director of Education Research at the Social Science Research Council; and Senior Fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His past work with various co-authors includes Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates (University of Chicago Press, 2014); Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses (University of Chicago Press, 2011); Judging School Discipline: The Crisis of Moral Authority (Harvard University Press, 2003); Stratification in Higher Education: A Comparative Study (Stanford University Press, 2007); and Improving Learning Environments: School Discipline and Student Achievement in Comparative Perspective (Stanford University Press, 2012).

Irenee Beattie is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of California, Merced. Her research examines racial/ethnic, gender, and class inequalities in adolescent transitions to adulthood as well as how families, high schools, and colleges can foster beneficial social capital among underrepresented college student populations. Her research has been funded by the American Educational Research Association and the Hellman Faculty Fellows Fund. She has published in various outlets such as Sociology of Education, Youth & Society, and Harvard University Press.

Karly Ford is an Assistant Professor at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on the relationship between education and social stratification. She received a Masters of Education in International Education Policy from Harvard University in 2007 and a Ph.D. in Sociology of Education from New York University in 2014. Ford's research interests are Higher Education, Sociology of Education, International Comparative Education, Institutional Variation, and Educational Assessment.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
PART I. Theoretical and Historical Perspectives
Status Attainment and Social Mobility
Max Weber, The “Rationalization” of Education and Training
Pitirim Sorokin, Social and Cultural Mobility
Ralph H. Turner, Sponsored and Contest Mobility and the School System
Peter M. Blau and Otis D. Duncan, The Process of Stratification
Human, Cultural, and Social Capital
Theodore W. Schultz, Investment in Human Capital
Pierre Bourdieu, Cultural Reproduction and Social Reproduction
James Coleman and Thomas Hoffer, Schools, Families, and Communities
Changing Theories of Education Systems
Emile Durkheim, The First Element of Morality: The Spirit of Discipline
Willard Waller, The School and the Community
Randall Collins, Functional and Conflict Theories of Educational Stratification
Historical Accounts
Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis, Beyond the Educational Frontier: The Great American Dream Freeze
(and more...)

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