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Dilemmas of Schooling (RLE Edu L): Teaching and Social Change

Dilemmas of Schooling (RLE Edu L): Teaching and Social Change

1st Edition

Ann Berlak, Harold Berlak
April 10, 2014

This study illuminates how the everyday activity of teachers raises profound economic, cultural, ethical, political and research issues, and provides a new and fruitful way of examining the practice of teaching. The first part of the book offers a detailed description of sensitively recorded school...

Marxist Perspectives in the Sociology of Education (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

Marxist Perspectives in the Sociology of Education (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

1st Edition

Maurice Levitas
April 10, 2014

The major theories explored are those concerned with social mobility and those which derive from a relativist position in Sociology, both of which see education as a selection mechanism for a stratified society. Social class, family, sociolinguistics and schools are among the topics discussed. In...

Teacher Strategies (RLE Edu L): Explorations in the Sociology of the School

Teacher Strategies (RLE Edu L): Explorations in the Sociology of the School

1st Edition

Peter Woods
April 10, 2014

This book takes as its focus the key interactionist concept of ‘strategy’, a concept fundamental to many current concerns in the sociology of the school, including the understanding of the links between society and the individual, a more accurate description of certain areas of school life and...

The Sociology of Educational Inequality (RLE Edu L)

The Sociology of Educational Inequality (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

William Tyler
April 10, 2014

What is the most significant factor for explaining why some individuals are more successful than others – genetic inheritance, privileged background or luck? Although conventional approaches stress the prime importance of one of these, Tyler argues that such theories fail to deal adequately with...

Social Crisis and Educational Research (RLE Edu L)

Social Crisis and Educational Research (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

Len Barton, Stephen A Walker
April 10, 2014

Originally written at a time of crisis in the education system of Britain – occasioned by cuts, contradictions and change - many of the issues discussed in this book are still relevant today. Debate in the book focuses upon an examination of the nature of the crisis, an exploration of the impact of...

Race, Class and Education (RLE Edu L)

Race, Class and Education (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

Len Barton, Stephen A Walker
April 10, 2014

One problem which continues to absorb social scientists is the way in which so much social deprivation stems from racial or class status. The discussion in this book is developed in two ways: firstly, careful attention is given to an examination of the way minority groups create and maintain...

Language, Schools and Classrooms (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

Language, Schools and Classrooms (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

1st Edition

Michael Stubbs
April 10, 2014

The role of language is central in education – but there is much debate about the exact relation between children’s language and their educational success. The author provides a clear guide to the basic issues in the debates over language deficit, standard English and classroom language, and in...

Life in Public Schools (RLE Edu L)

Life in Public Schools (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

Geoffrey Walford
April 10, 2014

Britain’s public (that is, its major independent) schools have a conspicuous role in the country’s social system, and as a result are the subject of a long-standing political debate. The discussion is generally founded on a stereotyped image of what these school may have been like in the 1950s –...

Regenerating the Curriculum

Regenerating the Curriculum

1st Edition

Maurice Holt
April 10, 2014

Since the ‘Great Debate’ on education was launched in 1976, the need to bring greater coherence to the secondary curriculum has been generally recognized but to be effective, a new curriculum design must be implemented, and the process of planned educational change must be understood. Regenerating...

Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Education

Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Education

1st Edition

Doris Pronin Fromberg, Leslie R Williams
April 10, 2014

This Encyclopedia is a reference work about young children in the USA, designed for use by policy makers, community planners, parents of young children, teacher and early childhood educators, programme and school administrators, among others. The field of early childhood education has been affected...

Marx and Education in Russia and China (RLE Edu L)

Marx and Education in Russia and China (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

R F Price
April 10, 2014

To many education students, Russian and/or Chinese education is at the same time their introduction to Marxism, and many students go no further. This book sets the record straight by giving a thorough introduction to the writings of Marx himself as they relate to education. It shows what Marxism...

Education and the Social Condition (RLE Edu L)

Education and the Social Condition (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

Harold Silver
April 10, 2014

This book reviews the educational experience of the 1960s and 1970s and to suggest ways of approaching major contemporary themes such as equality, accountability and standards. The author underlines a nineteenth and twentieth-century sociological tradition in analysing education and covers a range...

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