Educational sociology

Sociology of Education

A Critical Reader

Author: Alan R. Sadovnik,Ryan W. Coughlan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138842977

Category: Educational sociology

Page: 520

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This comprehensive and bestselling reader examines the most pressing topics in sociology and education while exposing students to examples of sociological research in schools. Drawing from classic and contemporary scholarship, noted sociologist Alan R. Sadovnik with Ryan W. Coughlan have chosen readings that examine current issues and reflect diverse theoretical approaches to studying the effects of schooling and society. The third edition provides students with nine new readings from some of the best theorists and researchers in education including Sean F. Reardon, Ann Owens, Prudence L. Carter, and Pedro A. Noguera. Through full, rather than excerpted primary source readings, students have the opportunity to read sociological research as it is written and engage in critical analyses of readings in their entirety. This edition features a greater focus on issues of equality and accessibility in schooling for minority students and those with learning disabilities, while an all-new Part IV offers a selection of articles on the shifting social and political factors which have influenced the development of education policy and reform within the last six years. Including comprehensive section introductions, questions for reflection and discussion, and suggested readings, Sociology of Education will stimulate student thinking about the important roles that schools play in contemporary society and their ability to solve fundamental social, economic, and political problems.

Leaders in the Sociology of Education

Intellectual Self-Portraits

Author: Alan R. Sadovnik,Ryan W. Coughlan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463007172

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 8829

Leaders in the Sociology of Education: Intellectual Self-Portraits contains eighteen self-portraits written by some of the leading sociologists of education in the world. Representing the United States, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong, the authors discuss a variety of factors that have affected their lifetime of scholarship, including their childhoods, their education and mentors, the state of the field during their “coming of age,” the institutions where they have worked, the major sociologists during their lifetimes, the political and economic conditions during their lifetimes, and the social and political movements during their lifetimes. These autobiographical essays reveal a great deal not only about their work and their influences, but also about themselves. Taken as a whole, the book provides sociology of knowledge about the creation of sociology of education research since the 1960s. It reveals a number of important themes central to all of the authors’ work, including educational inequality; the influence of the classical sociological theorists, Karl Marx, Max Weber and Emile Durkheim; and the influence of more recent classical sociologists of education, Basil Bernstein, Pierre Bourdieu and James Coleman. The authors’ research represents a variety of theoretical and methodological orientations including functionalism, conflict and critical theory, interactionist theory and feminist theory, as well as quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods research. Finally, the editors discuss a number of lessons to be learned from the lives and works of these sociologists of education.
Social Science

Schools and Society

A Sociological Approach to Education

Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine,Joan Z. Spade

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 141295052X

Category: Social Science

Page: 554

View: 9533

Schools and Society, Third Edition is a comprehensive, integrated overview of the sociology of education geared toward upper-level undergraduate courses in sociology of education, foundations of education, social contexts of education or related courses taught in sociology or education departments. It may be used as a text by itself or as a supplement to another text. The book includes original readings and article excerpts by leaders in field and includes theory, methods, classical and current issues By organizing the book around a theme - the open systems approach - the articles are integrated to give an holistic view of educational systems. The articles are tied together by introductions to each part in the system. 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.

Re-engaging Young People in Education

Learning from alternative schools

Author: Martin Mills,Glenda McGregor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134739508

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 9947

Many young people failed by the school system are those who face a range of social and economic challenges due to multiple forms of injustice. This book provides an insight into the educational practices that work to re-engage young people who have become disenchanted with traditional schooling. It examines the lives of students and workers who participate in education sites on the fringes of mainstream education, and includes a rich tapestry of personal experiences from those who have been failed by their schooling experiences. The book draws upon research of international relevance conducted in a range of ‘Flexible Learning Centres’ and ‘democratic schools’ in Australia and the UK; it suggests that improving the retention levels of young people in formal education will require schooling practices to change. Students who have become disengaged from mainstream schooling do re-engage in the learning process of many alternative schools, indicating that teaching practices and forms of organisation which work in alternative sites can also provide lessons for mainstream schooling, thereby encouraging a more socially just education system. Included in the book: contexts of contemporary schooling who chooses flexible learning centres and why democratic schools: students and teachers working together teaching in ‘the margins’ case studies: ‘oppositional alternatives’. All young people have the capacity to learn and to enjoy learning; they do not ‘fail school’, rather, schools fail them. The teachers, workers and students who have shared their stories provide significant insights into how we might change this situation, and the book will be invaluable reading for postgraduates and researchers in the fields of education, the sociology of education, school reform and social work.
Social Science


Making Sense of Society

Author: Ian Marsh

Publisher: Editorial Dunken

ISBN: 9780582823129

Category: Social Science

Page: 804

View: 889

Building upon the success of previous editions, this fully revised third edition of Sociology: Making Sense of Society lays the foundations for a theoretically and methodologically robust understanding of the subject area. Key topics are examined in an accessible and rigorous manner, encouraging reflection within a wide social, cultural and historical context. Topical and relevant examples from across the world stimulate student interest and help apply the analysis. A carefully crafted structure immerses students first in sociological thinking, history, method, and practice before taking them into the main divisions and institutions in society. It also encourages them actively to participate in the understanding of sociology. New to this edition are: brand new chapters on Age and Nationalism, increased view of the UK and European experience within a wider-world view, as reflected in new World in Focus case study feature. New end-of-chapter 'link boxes' show connections across chapters and annotated weblinks encourage further investigation. Islamophobia, migration, masculinities, technology and cyber-culture, manipulation of and by the media, global inequalities, third-world debt and poverty. New website includes multiple-choice questions for student self-test and an Instructor's Manual containing lecturer support material and extra resources. The key Features include: primary excerpts encourage students to engage with original material; sets sociology firmly within a real world and applied context; and in-text features including 'Stop & think', 'Case study' and 'Closer look' boxes invite students to focus on key issues, investigate further and reflect upon their reading. End-of-chapter activities provide projects for discussion and extension of study and debate. Highly illustrated throughout with provocative images and informative diagrams and tables, this text is essential reading for undergraduate and advanced 'A' level sociology courses and of key interest to students across the social sciences.

Critical Race Theory in Education

All God's Children Got a Song

Author: Adrienne D. Dixson,Celia K. Rousseau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317973046

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 7517

Although Critical Race Theory (CRT) has been used to analyze difficult issues of race and racism in education for over ten years, the function of CRT in educational research is still not entirely clear. By bringing together the voices of various CRT scholars and education experts, this volume presents a comprehensive chorus of answers to the question of how and why CRT should be applied to educational scholarship. The collected chapters address CRT’s foundations in legal theory, current applications of CRT, and possible new directions for CRT in education. Appropriate for both students curious about CRT and established CRT scholars, Critical Race Theory in Education is a valuable guide to how CRT can help us better understand and seek solutions to educational inequity.

Discipline and Learn

Author: Megan Watkins

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9460916996

Category: Education

Page: 229

View: 9884

Discipline and Learn: Bodies, Pedagogy and Writing explores how discipline is typically construed as a form of subjection in contemporary educational thought and in critical and cultural theory more broadly. It provides a critique of this emphasis on the repressive aspects of discipline highlighting its enabling potential and role in the development of dispositions to learning. The book engages with the work of a range of theorists: Foucault, Bourdieu, Merleau-Ponty, Mauss and Spinoza and considers their usefulness in theorizing embodiment and learning in the teaching of writing in the early years of school. Emphasis, however, is placed on the work of Bourdieu and his notion of habitus melding theory and practice in an ethnography of contemporary classrooms. This text is invaluable reading for students and academics across the social sciences and humanities interested in questions of embodiment, affect and their relation to learning. This is the most thought-provoking book to be published on pedagogy in a long, long time. Conceptually elegant and empirically rich, it undercuts conventional wisdom and potentially rearranges how we think about teaching, learning and writing. It argues that students’ bodies not just their minds matter in learning, explaining how, in practice, the desire to learn is a mindful bodily disposition. And it shows how, through an enabling form of discipline, teachers can produce a scholarly habitus in all students, including the educationally disadvantaged and defiant. Jane Kenway, Professor of Education, Monash University Discipline and Learn: Bodies, Pedagogy and Writing an excellent book which makes an important contribution to our understanding of both pedagogy and the body and which is sure to spark debate in both fields. It is careful and judicious in its approach but still manages to be provocative and original. Nick Crossley, Professor of Sociology, University of Manchester
Social Science

Essentials of Sociology

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483380912

Category: Social Science

Page: 472

View: 8047

Join the conversation with one of sociology’s best-known thinkers. Essentials of Sociology, Second Edition adapted from George Ritzer’s Introduction to Sociology, Third Edition, provides the same rock-solid foundation in a shorter and more streamlined format. Like the original Ritzer text, Essentials of Sociology illuminates traditional sociological concepts and theories, and focuses on some of the most compelling contemporary social phenomena: globalization, consumer culture, the Internet, and the “McDonaldization” of society. As technology flattens the globe, students are challenged to apply a sociological perspective to their world, and to see how “public” sociologists are engaging with the critical issues of today.
Social Science

Our Social World

Introduction to Sociology

Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine,Keith A. Roberts

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412980046

Category: Social Science

Page: 593

View: 5020

The Third Edition of Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology inspires students to see the impact of larger social structures and global trends on their personal lives, to develop their sociological imaginations, and to view both world events and their personal experiences from a sociological perspective on a day-to-day basis. This innovative and engaging text provides today’s student with an integrated, comprehensive framework from which to view the world and to see the social structures at work behind the scenes. In each chapter, authors Jeanne H. Ballantine and Keith A. Roberts provide a balanced organizing theme (the social world model) to help students see relationships between various levels of the social system. Our Social World, Third Edition also emphasizes diversity, presenting the perspective of students living in the larger global world.
Social Science

Social Work

A Reader

Author: Viviene E. Cree

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136894780

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 4018

What are the key ideas that underpin social work practice? This inspiring Reader brings together some of the most significant ideas which have informed social work practice over the last forty years. Exploring these fundamental ideas, the book includes commentaries that allow the reader to understand the texts on their own terms as well as to be aware of their relations to each other and to the wider social work context. An accessible introduction contextualises the reader, summarising the main themes and highlighting key issues. The book is then divided into three main sections, each presenting key texts which have contributed to the development of: the profession of social work social work knowledge and values social work skills and practice. There is no settled view or easy consensus about what social work is and should be, and the ideas reflected in this volume are themselves diverse and complex. The contributions are drawn from a wide range of perspectives: psychological, sociological, philosophical, educational and political, as well as perspectives which are grounded in the experiences of practitioners and those who use services. This important resource is essential reading for all social work students.
Social Science

Reading and Writing for Civic Literacy

The Critical Citizen's Guide to Argumentative Rhetoric

Author: Donald Lazere

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317264592

Category: Social Science

Page: 398

View: 1486

This brief edition of a groundbreaking textbook addresses the need for college students to develop critical reading, writing, and thinking skills for self-defense in the contentious arena of American civic rhetoric. Designed for first-year or more advanced composition and critical thinking courses, it is one-third shorter than the original edition, more affordable for students, and easier for teachers to cover in a semester or quarter. It incorporates up-to-date new readings and analysis of controversies like the growing inequality of wealth in America and the debates in the 2008 presidential campaign, expressed in opposing viewpoints from the political left and right. Exercises help students understand the ideological positions and rhetorical patterns that underlie such opposing views. Widely debated issues of whether objectivity is possible and whether there is a liberal or conservative bias in news and entertainment media, as well as in education itself, are foregrounded as topics for rhetorical analysis.

Sociology in Perspective

Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

View: 7097

This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.
Social Science

The Sociology of Healthcare

A Reader for Health Professionals

Author: Sarah Earle,Gayle Letherby

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113726585X

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 3750

A comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary readings in the sociology of health. The Sociology of Healthcare will stimulate debate, reflexive practice and critical thinking in applied sociology and is aimed at the teaching and learning needs of both lecturers and students.

Inclusion: The Dynamic Of School Development

The Dynamic of School Development

Author: Skidmore, David

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335204813

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 334

Inclusion has been adopted as a policy goal in many countries. It is one of the buzzwords in education and a topic of much theoretical debate, often without allowing for real life in today's schools. Bridging the gap between theoretical discussions and the real attitudes and experiences of teachers, this book: Features case studies of inclusion initiatives in English secondary schools Illustrates the complex nature of the school development process Describes teachers' attitudes towards inclusion Challenges the idea that there needs to be consensus among school staff for inclusion to work. Inclusion: The Dynamic of School Development also examines the dominant influence of the discourse of deviance on the history of education policy in the West during the twentieth century. The book concludes by articulating an alternative vision of the relationship between education and society for education policy, pedagogy and the curriculum.
Social Science

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119250633

Category: Social Science

Page: 680

View: 8035

Featuring a collection of original chapters by leading and emerging scholars, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology presents a comprehensive and balanced overview of the major topics and emerging trends in the discipline of sociology today. Features original chapters contributed by an international cast of leading and emerging sociology scholars Represents the most innovative and 'state-of-the-art' thinking about the discipline Includes a general introduction and section introductions with chapters summaries by the editor

Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy

Author: D. C. Phillips

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483364755

Category: Education

Page: 952

View: 2558

Education is a field sometimes beset by theories-of-the-day and with easy panaceas that overpromise the degree to which they can alleviate pressing educational problems. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time and those that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporary educational theory and practice. Drawing together a team of international scholars, this invaluable reference examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research and concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features: Over 300 signed entries by trusted experts in the field are organized into two volumes and overseen by a distinguished General Editor and an international Editorial Board. Entries are followed by cross references and further reading suggestions. A Chronology of Theory within the field of education highlights developments over the centuries; a Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically, and a master Bibliography facilitates further study. The Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references combine for strong search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version. Available in a choice of print or electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy is an ideal reference for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary educational theory.

Das egoistische Gen

Mit einem Vorwort von Wolfgang Wickler

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642553915

Category: Science

Page: 489

View: 3118

p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.

Elements of Sociology

A Critical Canadian Introduction

Author: John Steckley,Guy Kirby Letts

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195431667

Category: Education

Page: 434

View: 5392

The bestselling Elements of Sociology: A Critical Canadian Introduction is back in a highly anticipated second edition. Taking a refreshing look at the discipline through extensive use of first-person narratives, the text inspires students to see sociology in everyday life. Beginning with the origins of the discipline, the authors examine how sociology helps make sense of traditional topics - such as family, deviance, culture - and contemporary issues such as immigration, health care, andgender and sexuality. Promoting an understanding of core sociological concepts, the new edition challenges students to think differently about sociology.
Biography & Autobiography


Author: Trevor Noah

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 364120643X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 7237

Trevor Noah kam 1984 im Township Soweto als Sohn einer Xhosa und eines Schweizers zur Welt. Zu einer Zeit, da das südafrikanische Apartheidsregime „gemischtrassige“ Beziehungen weiterhin unter Strafe stellte. Als Kind, das es nicht geben durfte, erlebte er Armut und systematischen Rassismus, aber auch die mutige Auflehnung seiner "farbenblinden" Eltern, die einfallsreich versuchten, Trennungen zwischen Ethnien und Geschlechtern zu überwinden. Heute ist er ein international gefeierter Comedian, der die legendäre "The Daily Show" in den USA leitet und weltweit – ob Sydney, Dubai, Toronto, San Francisco oder Berlin – in ausverkauften Sälen auftritt. In "Farbenblind" erzählt Trevor Noah ebenso feinsinnig wie komisch in achtzehn Geschichten von seinem Aufwachsen in Südafrika, das den ganzen Aberwitz der Apartheid bündelt: warum ihn seine Mutter aus einem fahrenden Minibus warf, um Gottes Willen zu erfüllen, welche Musik er für einen tanzenden Hitler aufzulegen pflegte, um sein erstes Geld zu verdienen, und wie ihn eine Überwachungskamera, die nicht einmal zwischen Schwarz und Weiß unterscheiden konnte, vor dem Gefängnis bewahrte.

Sociology in Action

A Canadian Perspective

Author: Diane Symbaluk,Tami M. Bereska

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780176725068


Page: 400

View: 1391

The essence of sociology lies in the sociological imagination. Sociology in Action: A Canadian Perspective, Third Edition, articulates the importance of developing a sociological imagination and highlights the tools that are necessary to develop that skill: empirical research methods that create verifiable knowledge, sociological theories that explain that knowledge, and critical thinking that enables us to evaluate and to extrapolate from that knowledge. By the time students have completed this text, they will be better equipped to engage in effective social action in the context of their families, communities, and professions, as well as in the context of larger social problems such as social inequality and environmental degradation. With their signature passion and Sociological Toolkit, Diane Symbaluk and Tami Bereska have created a text that will inspire 21st-century learners to become active and informed citizens.