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Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education


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Education and the Community

Education and the Community

1st Edition

Eric Midwinter
November 27, 2018

First published in 1975, this book is the first to set out a blueprint for how schools can move from a ‘traditional’ to a ‘community’ base at local authority level. After presenting a historical analysis of the organisational development of the local education authority, it goes on to put forward a...

The Sociology of Education

The Sociology of Education

1st Edition

P W Musgrave
October 23, 2018

First published in 1979, this third edition of The Sociology of Education at the time held the field as the standard textbook on the subject. It takes into account the changes that occurred in the field from the publication of the first edition in 1965 and the second edition in 1972. The book is...

Disciplines of Education

Disciplines of Education

1st Edition

Ivor Morrish
October 23, 2018

First published in 1967, this book suggests that educational problems should not, and indeed cannot, be solved in isolation, but that we need to bring all our disciplines and resources to bear upon them. It explores in turn philosophical, psychological and sociological approaches to educational...

Risk, Education and Culture

Risk, Education and Culture

1st Edition

Andrew Hope, Paul Oliver
September 25, 2018

In recent years education has become increasingly perceived as an area of risk. A number of highly publicised incidents have heightened awareness of the potential dangers to be found in teaching intuitions. Although there is now a substantial conceptual literature on risk and the meaning of the...

Progress and Inequality in Comprehensive Education

Progress and Inequality in Comprehensive Education

1st Edition

Anthony G. Green, Stephen J. Ball
September 25, 2018

This book, first published in 1988, examines the development of secondary comprehensive education from the 1960s to the 1980s. Tensions and transformations in the meaning and practice of ‘comprehensive’ and ‘progressive’ education within the state education sector are examined and described. The...

The Parochialism of the Present: Contemporary issues in education

The Parochialism of the Present: Contemporary issues in education

1st Edition

G. H. Bantock
September 25, 2018

In this controversial and challenging book, first published in 1981, the author calls for a restoration of the humanistic literary and historical balance in our educational thinking. He argues that the philosophy of education, seeking to emulate the precisions of science, concerns itself more with...

Education and Social Change

Education and Social Change

1st Edition

Len Barton, Stephen Walker
September 25, 2018

This book, first published in 1985, argues that changes in the education system are closely bound up with wider social and political changes. It considers items within education such as developments in teacher assessment policy and changes in the control of education policy; and external items such...

A Sociology of Education for Africa

A Sociology of Education for Africa

1st Edition

Kenneth Blakemore, Brian Cooksey
September 25, 2018

This book, first published in 1980, provides a summary of the major research findings of previous studies of the sociology of education in Sub-Saharan Africa within an original and stimulating general framework whilst also devoting space to their own research findings. The major themes of the book...

Education and Society: Studies in the Politics, Sociology and Geography of Education

Education and Society: Studies in the Politics, Sociology and Geography of Education

1st Edition

L. Bondi, M. H. Matthews
September 25, 2018

This book, first published in 1988, examines the most contentious issues in contemporary education. The political, social, educational and geographical impact of changes in the provision of educational services are discussed and illustrated through a wide range of case studies. Issues are examined...

Reforming Education and Changing Schools: Case studies in policy sociology

Reforming Education and Changing Schools: Case studies in policy sociology

1st Edition

Richard Bowe, Stephen J. Ball, Anne Gold
September 25, 2018

The Education Reform Act introduced in England and Wales in 1988 brought about enormous changes in schools, both as management units and as educational institutions. This book, first published in 1992, was the first to look at the effects of the Act in all its aspects on the basis of empirical...

The Social Purposes of Education

The Social Purposes of Education

1st Edition

K. G. Collier
September 25, 2018

This book, first published in 1959, was written to primarily address teachers and students of education, as well as those with a general interest in the changing practices of schools. Under the terms of the 1944 Education Act, which charged Local Authorities with contributing towards the ‘spiritual...

Divorce and the School

Divorce and the School

1st Edition

Kathleen M. Cox, Martin Desforges
September 25, 2018

This practical and accessible book, first published in 1987, provides examples of ways in which schools can ease children through the stress caused by changes in family structure. Through case histories the authors illustrate the sorts of problems likely to produce stress for children during...

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