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Contemporary Research in the Sociology of Education (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

Edited by John Eggleston


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The subject matter of this book – what happens in schools, the effects of curriculum change, the reasons why some children are successful and others are not – explains just why the sociology of education is one of the most important areas to achieve political importance. There are five sections to the book covering: Educational Achievement; Educational Provision; The Organization of the School; Roles in the School and Values and Learning. The editor discusses the implications of the material presented (much of which was available for the first time when this book was originally published).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Editorial Introduction: The Contemporary Context of Research in the Sociology of Education. 1. The Distribution of Educational Achievement. Reserves of Ability, Jean Floud. The School as a Conservative Force: Scholastic and Cultural Inequalities , Pierre Bourdieu, translated by J C Whitehouse. Talent, Family Values and Education in Ireland Maurice Craft. Home Environment and Mental Abilities K M Marjoribanks. 2. The Ecology of Educational Provision. The Differentiation of the Educational Structure: A Location Analysis on Secondary Education in Finland Jukka Lehtinen. Some Environmental Correlates of Extended Secondary Education in England John Eggleston. Some Intra-Regional Variations in Educational Provision and their Bearing Upon Educational Attainment – the Case of the North-East (UK) D S Byrne and W Williamson. Going Comprehensive – A Case Study of Secondary Reorganization John Eggleston. The EPAs and their Schools A H Halsey. 3. The Organization of the School. Destreaming In A ‘Pressured’ Academic Environment C Lacey. The Distribution of Deviance Among 13-14 Year Old Students. Paul Bellaby. The Impact of a Curriculum Project M D Shipman. 4. Roles and Interaction in the School. Pedagogical Roles in the Classroom Ulf P Lundgren. Vulnerability and Conflict in the Teacher’s Role Gerald R Grace. Headmasters and Schools: Some Preliminary Findings G Bernbaum. Camouflage in the Classroom Roy Nash. An Ethnography of Classrooms Philip E D Robinson. 5. Values and Learning. Social Class Differences in the Relevance of Language to Socialization Basil Bernstein and Dorothy Henderson. Ability and Opportunity In A Comprehensive School Julienne Ford. Social Class Influence on the Amount and Type of Positive Evaluation of School Lessons Robert W Witkin. A Glasgow Gang Observed. James Patrick. Scholastic Excellence and the Values of the Educational System. Pierre Bourdieu and Monique De Saint-Martin (translated by J C Whitehouse).

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects