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This second edition of The Structure of Schooling: Readings in the Sociology of Education draws from classic and contemporary scholarship to examine current issues and diverse theoretical approaches to studying the effects of schooling on individuals and society. This engaging reader exposes students to examples of sociological research on schools with a focus on the school as community. It covers a wide range of issues, including the development and application of social and cultural capital; the effects of racial segregation and resource inequality on student outcomes; the effects of tracking; the role of gender, class, and race in structuring educational opportunity; the effects of schooling on life course outcomes; the significance of a school's institutional environment; and the sociology of school reform movements.
Table of Contents
|Theoretical and Historical Perspectives|
|Status Attainment and Social Mobility|
|The "Rationalization" of Education and Training|
|Social and Cultural Mobility|
|Sponsored and Contest Mobility and the School System|
|Status Attainment Processes|
|Human Capital, Cultural Capital and Social Capital|
|Cultural Capital: Allusions, Gaps, and Glissandos in Recent Theoretical Developments|
|Schools, Families and Communities|
|Changing Theories of Education Systems|
|The First Element of Morality: The Spirit of Discipline|
|The School and the Community|
|Functional and Conflict Theories of Educational Stratification|
|Beyond the Educational Frontier: The Great American Dream Freeze|
|Stratification Within and Between Schools|
|The Chosen Ones|
|Trust in Schools: A Core Resource for School Reform|
|Racial Segregation and Resource Inequality|
|Equality of Educational Opportunity: The Coleman Report|
|The Effects of High Schools on Their Students|
|Brown at 50: King's Dream or Plessy's Nightmare?|
|The Nature of Schooling|
|Tracking: From Theory to Practice|
|Is Ability Grouping Equitable?|
|The Distribution of Knowledge|
|Class, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality|
|Persisting Barriers: Changes in Educational Opportunitites in Thirteen Countries|
|Elements of a Culture|
|Invisible Inequality: Social Class and Childrearing in Black Families and White Families|
|Exceptions to the Rule: Upwardly Mobile White and Mexican American High School Girls|
|Race & Ethnicity|
|Black Students' School Success: Coping With the "Burden of 'Acting White'"|
|It's Not "a Black Thing": Understanding the Burden of Acting White and Other Dilemmas of High Achievement|
|Straddling Boundaries: Identity, Culture, and School|
|America's Next Achievement Test: Closing the Black-White Test Score Gap|
|Race in the Schoolyard: Negotiating the Color Line in Classrooms and Communities|
|Shades of White: White Kids and Racial Identity in High Schools|
|The New Second Generation: Segmented Assimilation and Its Variants|
|Gender & Sexuality|
|Boys and Girls Together... But Mostly Apart|
|Teaching and "Women's Work": A Comparative and Historical Analysis|
|Rewriting Race and Gender High School Lessons: Second-Generation Dominicans in New York City|
|"Dude, You're a Fag": Adolescent Masculinity and the Fag Discourse|
|Student Behavior and Adolescent Subcultures|
|The Adolescent Culture|
|Resistance as a Social Drama: A Study of Change-Oriented Encounters|
|Testing the Theory: Rampage - The Social Roots of School Shootings|
|Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus|
|College Life Through the Eyes of Students|
|The Organizational Environment|
|The Cultural and Institutional Environment|
|Do Employers Really Need More Educated Youth?|
|The Effects of Education as an Institution|
|Community Colleges and the American Social Order|
|An Institutional Perspective on Schools|
|Judging School Discipline: A Crisis of Moral Authority|
|Creating a Class: College Admissions and the Education of Elites|
|Education Policy and School Reform|
|English-Only Triumphs, But the Costs Are High|
|Charter Schools and the Public Good|
|Contentious Curricula: Afrocentrism and Creationism in American Public Schools|
|Education Research That Matters: Influence, Scientific Rigor, and Policy Making|
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