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Education and Sociology : An Encyclopedia - David Levinson

Education and Sociology

An Encyclopedia

By: David Levinson (Editor), Peter Cookson (Editor), Alan Sadovnik (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th November 2001
ISBN: 9780815316152
Number Of Pages: 754

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Pooling together writings from the leading academic authorities in education today, this single-volume reference provides teachers and researchers with provocative new topics and highlights issues in the sociology of education. Entries cover both national and international perspectives and studies, as well as tackling controversial points in education today, from gender inequality to globalization, minorites to meritocracy. This unique Encyclopedia is an incomparable title for today's educational researchers and will prove insightful for continuing studies in sociology of education, and sociology and education. Walter R. Allen, University of California, USA; Michael W. Apple, University of Wisconsin, USA; Madeleine Arnot, University of Cambridge, UK; Paul Atkinson, University of W

List of Contributors
Education and Sociology: An Introductionp. 1
Adolescence and Schoolsp. 17
Adult Educationp. 23
Affirmative Action in Educationp. 29
African-American Achievement Motivationp. 43
At-Risk Studentsp. 49
Bilingual Educationp. 55
Brown V. Board of Educationp. 67
Catholic Schoolsp. 75
Classroom Processesp. 83
Code Theory, Pedagogic Discourse, and Symbolic Controlp. 89
Community Collegesp. 99
Conflict Theoryp. 111
Cooperative Learning in Elementary and Secondary Schoolsp. 115
Cultural Capitalp. 121
Curriculump. 125
Curriculum Historyp. 133
Desegregationp. 141
Desegregation of Higher Educationp. 151
Economics of Educationp. 169
Educational Achievement and Attainment in the United Statesp. 181
Educational Assessmentp. 191
Educational Attitudes: Abstract and Concretep. 199
Educational Productivityp. 203
Educational Reform and Sociology in England and Walesp. 211
Educational Reform in the United States: 1980s and 1990sp. 221
Elites and Educational Reformp. 235
Equality in Educationp. 241
Ethnicityp. 247
Ethnographyp. 255
Extracurricular Activitiesp. 261
Functionalist Theories of Educationp. 267
Gender and Educationp. 273
Gender and Math Educationp. 281
Gender Inequalityp. 289
Gender Inequality in Education: International Comparisonsp. 295
Gender Socialization and Education: Where We've Been and Where We Might Gop. 301
Globalizationp. 307
High School Dropoutsp. 315
Higher Educationp. 321
Higher Education: Internationalp. 329
Higher Education and Social Equalityp. 335
Higher Education in the United States: Access to by Minoritiesp. 343
Higher Education in the United States: Latinosp. 353
Historically Black Collegesp. 359
Home Schooling: Contemporaryp. 365
Homeless Children and Youthp. 371
Human Capital Theoryp. 377
Ideology and Curriculump. 381
Imperialism and Educationp. 387
International Competition and Education Crises: Cross-National Studies of School Outcomesp. 393
IQp. 399
Longitudinal Studies: An Introduction: Opening the Black Boxp. 403
Longitudinal Studies Data Collection Programp. 409
Magnet Schools in Urban Educationp. 421
Mass Schoolingp. 429
Meritocracyp. 435
Multiculturalismp. 443
Politics of Educationp. 451
Progressive Educationp. 463
Quasi-Markets in Educationp. 473
Race and Educationp. 485
Restructuringp. 495
School-Based Management: What It Is and Does It Make a Differencep. 501
School Choicep. 507
School Effectsp. 519
School, Family, and Community Partnershipsp. 525
School Textbooks and Cultural Authorityp. 533
Single-Sex Education and Coeducationp. 539
Social Capital: A Ubiquitous Emerging Conceptionp. 545
Social Reproductionp. 551
Sociology of Education as Critical Theoryp. 559
Sociology of Education: Feminist Perspectives: Continuity and Contestation in the Fieldp. 571
Sociology of Education: Marxist Theoriesp. 587
Sociology of Education: Newp. 593
Sociology of Education: Open Systems Approachp. 599
Sociology of Education: Postmodernismp. 605
Sociology of Education: Theoretical Approachesp. 613
Special Educationp. 619
Sport and Schoolingp. 625
Structuralismp. 633
Student Cultures and Academic Achievementp. 639
Summer Learningp. 645
Teacher Assessment and Evaluationp. 651
Teacher Burnoutp. 659
Teacher Unions, Old and Newp. 665
Teachers and Teachingp. 681
Trackingp. 687
Urban Schoolsp. 693
Vocational Educationp. 705
Working Parentsp. 711
Indexp. 717
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ISBN: 9780815316152
ISBN-10: 0815316151
Series: Education and Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 754
Published: 29th November 2001
Publisher: GARLAND PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.79 x 23.01  x 4.19
Weight (kg): 2.06
Edition Number: 1