Schools and Societies: Second Edition / Edition 2

Schools and Societies: Second Edition / Edition 2

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Schools and Societies: Second Edition / Edition 2

“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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804755054
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 05/18/2006
Edition description: 2
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Schools as Social Institutions

Schooling in the Industrialized World

Schooling in the Developing World

Schools and the Transmission of Knowledge

Schools and Socialization

Schools and Social Selection

Schools and Social Selection

Teaching and Learning in Comparative Perspective

School Reform and the Possibilities of Schooling

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