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Sociology of Education, The: A Systematic Analysis, 6th Edition

By Jeanne H. Ballantine, Floyd M. Hammack

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 23, 2008

Description

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

 

New to this edition is co-author Floyd Hammack from New York University who brings his expertise in secondary education and its links with higher education.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

 

 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1: Sociology of Education: A Unique Perspective on Schools

Chapter 2: Conflicting Functions and Processes in Education: What Makes the System Work

Chapter 3: Education and the Process of Stratification

Chapter 4: Race, Class, and Gender: 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”
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: Case Studies

Chapter 13: Educational Movements and Reform

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

* Each Chapter ends with: "Putting sociology to work" and a Summary

 

Chapter 1: Sociology of Education: A Unique Perspective on Schools           

The Field of Sociology of Education

Theoretical Approaches and the Development of Sociology of Education

The Open Systems Approach

Research Methods in Sociology of Education

Sociology of Education in the Twenty-First Century

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: The Process of 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: Race, Class, and Gender: 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

 Social System of the School

Goals of the School System

School Functions: The Purposes of the School

The School as an Organization

Centralized versus Decentralized Decision Making: The Fight over Control of Schools

Professionals in the Educational System


Chapter 6: Formal School Statuses and Roles: “The Way It Spozed to Be”

The Meaning of Roles

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”

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

The Field of Comparative Education

Theoretical Perspectives in Comparative Education


Chapter 12: Educational Systems Around the World: Case Studies

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

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ISBN-10: 0-13-195894-1

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-195894-4

Format: Book

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