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Handbook of the Sociology of Education (Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research)

 
 
 
 
Handbook of the Sociology of Education (Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research)
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780387325170
ISBN 10: 387325174
Edition: 2000
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: 2006-06-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 588
List Price: $89.95
 
 

Demonstrating the fallacy of the view that the sociology of education has a narrow problem or policy focus, two dozen contributions sample recent research representing the progress that the field has made over the past half-century based on the tenets that schools are: a central institution in society, complex social systems, and shaped by interacting macro- and micro-level processes. Chapters explore theoretical and methodological orientations; development and expansion of education; the study of access to schooling, school organization, and school outcomes; and policy implications of research. Suitable as supplementary readings in advanced sociology or education courses and as a reference tool for researchers. Contributors are predominantly US academics, such as Hallinan who is at the U. of Notre Dame. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR