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A comprehensive, theoretically balanced overview of the sociology of education that features a wealth of original readings by noted scholars Offering a wide array of theoretical perspectives and methods, a broad range of resources, and both classic and contemporary studies, this fully updated Fourth Edition uses the open systems approach to provide readers with a framework for understanding and analyzing the book#xE2;#xAC;"s disparate topics. Edited by Jeanne H. Ballantine and Joan Z. Spade, both of whom actively teach Sociology of Education courses, this text includes dozens of readable articles that illustrate major concepts and theoretical perspectives in the field. New to the Fourth Edition: + Twenty-four new articles by early and contemporary noted scholars have been added. + Six articles have been revised and updated to reflect new perspectives and research. + A new chapter on the research methods used to study education connects the methodological design to particular readings. Features: + Classic and contemporary readings are drawn from a wide range of sources, including books, journals, scientific studies and reports, and commentaries. + Introductions to each chapter provide a holistic view of the field and demonstrate the interrelationships between the various issues in education. + Remarks and questions precede each article to guide students and to demonstrate the article#xE2;#xAC;"s connection to other readings. + Conclusions to each part include suggested projects for continued exploration.
Table of Contents
|What is Sociology of Education? Theoretical Perspectives|
|The School Class as a Social System|
|Schooling in Capitalist Societies|
|Conflict Theory of Educational Stratification|
|On Understanding the Processes of Schooling|
|Small Class Size and Its Effects|
|Moments of Social Inclusion and Exclusion|
|How to Avoid Statistical Traps|
|Schooling in a Social Context|
|The Structure of Educational Organizations|
|No Child Left Behind--and Beyond|
|Exit Exams Harm Students Who Fail Them ‚«Ű and Don‚«÷t Benefit Students who Pass Them|
|Lasting Consequences of the Summer Learning Gap|
|The First and Second Digital Divides|
|Schools as Organizations|
|How Schools Work|
|Organizing Schools for Improvement|
|School Boards in America|
|Learning the Student Role|
|Why Public Schools Need Democratic Governance|
|Roles and Responsibilities|
|The Status of Teaching as a Profession|
|Teacher Burnout in Light of School Safety, Student Misbehavior, and Changing Accountability Standards|
|Teacher Influences on Students‚«÷ Attachment to School|
|After the Bell|
|The Dropout Problem|
|What We Teach in Schools|
|Romeo and Juliet Were Just Good Friends|
|America in World War II|
|Facts or Critical Thinking Skills? What the Naep Results Say|
|Who Gets Ahead? Race, Class and Gender in Education|
|Tracking in Mathematics and Science|
|‚«£Tuck in That Shirt!‚«† Race, Class, Gender and Discipline in an Urban School|
|‚«£Rednecks‚«† and ‚«£Rutters‚«† and ‚«†Rithmetic|
|How Race and Education Are Related|
|Gender and Education|
|Education and Opportunity|
|Learning Through Experience|
|Charter Schools and the Public Good|
|Organizing for Success|
|The Achievement Gap|
|Can Schooling Contribute to a More Just Society?|
|The Stratification of the Academy|
|Changes in the Status and Functions of Women‚«÷s Colleges Over Time|
|The Community College|
|Crossing the Finish Line|
|Achievement Among Disadvantaged Children of Immigrants|
|Bologna Beyond 2010|
|Globalization and Education|
|Research on Globalization and Education|
|The Global Environment of National School Systems|
|Education and Social Stratification Processes in Comparative Perspective|
|Educating All Children|
|Can Schools Change? Educational Reform and Change|
|The Perennial Reform: Fixing School Time|
|Wider Contexts and Future Issues: National Standards and School Reform in Japan and the United States|
|Progressive Social Movements and Educational Equity|
|Appendix: Web Resources for Continued Exploration of the Topics in This Book|
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