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The Sociology of Education

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7th
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9780205800919

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0205800912
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Pub. Date:
6/22/2011
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Pearson
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Summary

Comprehensive, contemporary, and cross-cultural in perspective, this text provides a sociological approach to education. The authors examine several theoretical approaches and their practical application, to current educational issues, to the structure and processes that make education systems work.

Author Biography

Jeanne Ballantine is university professor of sociology at Wright State University. She received her masters degree from Columbia University and her PhD from Indiana University. Jeanne has taught in a number of venues including Japan, Brazil, Spain, Italy Rwanda (as a Fulbright scholar), Semester at Sea and Wittenberg University in Ohio. Her primary areas of scholarship are sociology of education, applied sociology, global studies, and global women’s issues.

 

Jeanne has held a number of positions in the professional organizations including International Sociological Association, American Sociological Association, North Central Sociological Association, and Society for Applied Sociology. She has authored 5 books and many articles, and done workshops, especially on faculty development and teaching and learning, in the U.S. and other countries. She is a member of the ASA Departmental Resources Group and does evaluation visits at colleges and universities. Among her many awards is the ASA Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF
2.) COMPREHENSIVE



BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1:   Sociology of Education: A Unique Perspective for Understanding Schools
Chapter 2:   Conflicting Functions and Processes in Education: What Makes the System Work?
Chapter 3:   Education and the Process of Stratification                                                     
Chapter 4:   Gender, Race, and Class: Attempts to Achieve Equality of Educational Opportunity
Chapter 5:   The School as an Organization                                                                      
Chapter 6:   Formal School Statuses and Roles: “The Way It Spozed to Be”
Chapter 7:   Students: The Core of the School
Chapter 8:   The Informal System and the “Hidden Curriculum”: What Really Happens in School?
Chapter 9:   The Educational System and the Environment: A Symbiotic Relationship
Chapter 10: The System of Higher Education
Chapter 11: Educational Systems Around the World: A Comparative View
Chapter 12: Educational Systems Around the World: Britain, China, and Post-Colonial Africa
Chapter 13: Educational Movements and Reform

 


 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1: Sociology of Education: A Unique Perspective for Understanding Schools
Sociology and Education
U.S. Schools in the Early Twenty-First Century: Applying Sociological Findings
Theoretical Approaches in the Sociology of Education
The Open Systems Approach
Research Methods in Sociology of Education
Organization of the Book
       
Chapter 2: Conflicting Functions and Processes in Education: What Makes the System Work?
Conflicting Functions of Education
The Importance of Processes in Educational Systems
The Function of Socialization: What We Learn and How We Learn It
The Function of Cultural Transmission and Process of Passing On Culture
The Function of Social Control and Personal Development
The Function of Selection and Allocation: The Sorting Process
The Function of Change and Innovation: Looking to the Future
 
Chapter 3: Education and the Process of Stratification                                                     
The Crisis in Schooling
The Process of Stratification: Is Inequality Inevitable?
Stratification and Equality of Educational Opportunity
 
Chapter 4: Gender, Race, and Class: Attempts to Achieve Equality of Educational Opportunity
Gender and Equality of Educational Opportunity
Class, Race, and Attempts to Rectify Inequalities in Educational Opportunity
Integration Attempts
Educational Experience of Selected Minorities in the United States
Improving Schools for Minority Students
 
Chapter 5: The School as an Organization                                                                      
The Social System of the School
Goals of the School System
The School as an Organization
Centralized versus Decentralized Decision Making: The Fight over Control of Schools
 
Chapter 6: Formal School Statuses and Roles: “The Way It Spozed to Be”
The Meaning of Roles
Professionals in the Educational System
Roles in Schools
 
Chapter 7: Students: The Core of the School
Student Characteristics
School Failures and Dropouts
Students and the Informal System
Students and Their Environments
           
Chapter 8: The Informal System and the “Hidden Curriculum”: What Really Happens in School?
The Open Systems Approach and the Informal System
The Educational “Climate” and School Effectiveness
Power Dynamics and Roles in the Informal System
 
Chapter 9: The Educational System and the Environment: A Symbiotic Relationship
The Environment and the Educational System
The School Systems’ Environments: Interdependence Between Institutions
           
Chapter 10: The System of Higher Education
History and Development of Higher Education
Theoretical Approaches to Higher Education
Characteristics of Higher Education in the United States
Functions of the Higher Education System
Higher Education as an Organization
Roles in Higher Education
Environmental Pressures on Higher Education
Outcomes of Higher Education
Problems and Reform in Higher Education
       
Chapter 11: Educational Systems Around the World: A Comparative View
Comparative Educational Studies
Theoretical Perspectives in Comparative Education
Global Institutional Interdependence
Stages of Economic Development and Educational Change
Higher Education Around the World
 
Chapter 12: Educational Systems Around the World: Britain, China, and Post-Colonial Africa
Education in Britain
Education in the People’s Republic of China
Formal Education in Colonial Africa
       
Chapter 13: Educational Movements and Reform
The Nature of Educational Movements
Early Educational Movements
Alternative Education and Related Movements
Structural and Curricular Changes in the Schools
 
References
Index



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