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Making Sense of Mass Education - Gordon Tait

Making Sense of Mass Education


Published: 31st January 2013

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Making Sense of Mass Education provides a comprehensive analysis of the field of mass education. The book presents new assessment of traditional issues associated with education - class, race, gender, discrimination and equity - to dispel myths and assumptions about the classroom. It examines the complex relationship between the media, popular culture and schooling, and places the expectations surrounding the modern teacher within ethical, legal and historical contexts. The book blurs some of the disciplinary boundaries within the field of education, drawing upon sociology, cultural studies, history, philosophy, ethics and jurisprudence to provide stronger analyses. The book reframes the sociology of education as a complex mosaic of cultural practices, forces and innovations. Engaging and contemporary, it is an invaluable resource for teacher education students, and anyone interested in a better understanding of mass education.

About the Author

Gordon Tait has a background in Sociology and Physical Education. He teaches in the areas of: the sociology and philosophy of education education and the law. He has written books in the areas of: cultural studies sociology criminology philosophy. His recent research interests lie in the fields of: applied philosophy and behaviour disorders the sociology of death investigations jurisprudence.

Re-Assessing the Three Pillars: Modern and Postmodern Sociologies of Education
Social cass
The Foundations of an Alternative Approach: Education and Governance
Cultural contexts of contemporary education
The media
Popular culture
Philosophy and Mass Education
Ethics and the law
Truth and post-colonialism
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ISBN: 9781107660632
ISBN-10: 1107660637
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 313
Published: 31st January 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 17.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.62