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Education, Class Language and Ideology (RLE Edu L)

Education, Class Language and Ideology (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

Noelle Bisseret
April 10, 2014

This book presents an analysis of the ‘essentialist ideology’, which is inherent to class-based societies. The author argues that essentialist ideology is efficient through its unconscious component and is imposed on everyone. It guides school selection and imposes on each class a language specific...

Education and Poverty (RLE Edu L)

Education and Poverty (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

Philip Robinson
April 10, 2014

This book describes the attempts that have been made to achieve an educational policy relevant to those most disadvantaged in our society; examines the different ways in which sociologists have conceptualized the related problems; and evaluates the success of the policy. He suggests that we are in...

Divided School

Divided School

1st Edition

Peter Woods
April 10, 2014

In this ethnographic study of a secondary school in the UK, the author presents an incisive account of school life from the various points of view of the pupils, teachers and parents. He describes and analyses major areas of experience and methods of adapting to school for both the children and...

Education For A New Society (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

Education For A New Society (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

1st Edition

Ernest Green, Harold Shearman
April 10, 2014

Aimed at the layperson, this book discusses education for the man or woman in the street and the advantages to society of having an educated population, with the aim of not just convincing people of the importance of education but persuading them to take participate actively in education....

Privatization and Privilege in Education (RLE Edu L)

Privatization and Privilege in Education (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

Geoffrey Walford
April 10, 2014

Can privilege be bought? Arguments have raged over whether private education in the UK is ‘the cement in the wall’ dividing British society, or whether parental choice is, as has also been argued ‘a key component of a free society’. The author here describes the traditional private sector schools,...

Education (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education): In Search of A Future

Education (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education): In Search of A Future

1st Edition

Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder
April 10, 2014

What unites the contributors to this book is an opposition to Thatcherite policies on education and an agreement upon the need for the development of democracy in education. This volume highlights the importance of an area of neglected theoretical and practical concern: the development of a...

Sociology and the School (RLE Edu L)

Sociology and the School (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

Peter Woods
April 10, 2014

This is an introduction to interactionist work in education during the 1970s and 80s. The interactionist viewpoint concentrates on how people construct meanings in the ebb and flow of everyday life – what they think and do, how they react to one another – and has in recent years established itself...

Educability, Schools and Ideology (RLE Edu L)

Educability, Schools and Ideology (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

MICHAEL Flude, JOHN AHIER
April 10, 2014

The sociology of education has been at the forefront of new developments in sociological theory. This book examines and criticizes a number of these new developments and discusses some empirical work on issues of current concern. One of the few books that integrates radical and critical sociology...

Community, Hierarchy and Open Education (RLE Edu L)

Community, Hierarchy and Open Education (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

Gary Easthope
April 10, 2014

The book describes the English school, especially the secondary school, as a hierarchical community in which the head-teacher (principal) is an autocratic ruler. After explaining how that particular organisation of the school developed historically from the market situation faced by the English...

Education as a Social Factor (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

Education as a Social Factor (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

1st Edition

Leonard M Jacks
April 10, 2014

This volume presents a short survey of education at the beginning of the twentieth century. It considered the main educational agencies of that time, the home, the Church, the school and the university and the role to be played by each in preparing the citizens of the future. The author maintains...

Doing Sociology of Education (RLE Edu L)

Doing Sociology of Education (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

Geoffrey Walford
April 10, 2014

This collection of specially commissioned articles exposes the practical and personal influences on the process of doing sociology of education. All of the authors have been involved in conducting well know major research projects, and discuss here the pitfalls and problems, conflicts and...

Schooling in Rural Societies (RLE Edu L)

Schooling in Rural Societies (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

Roy Nash
April 10, 2014

In industrialized societies the needs of people living in remote and sparsely populated areas are easily overlooked, whilst in developing countries the needs of the rural population are at once so obvious and so enormous that our practical concern is blunted. In this volume it is clearly...

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