The sociology of education has been at the forefront of new developments in sociological theory. This book examines and criticizes a number of these new developments and discusses some empirical work on issues of current concern. One of the few books that integrates radical and critical sociology into the field of education, it deals with the resultant difficulties. The topics covered include cultural deprivation, ideologies in education, classrooms, the teaching profession and the history of women’s education.
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1. Continuities and Discontinuities in the Sociology of Education Bill Williamson. 2. Sociological Accounts of Differential Educational Attainment Michael Flude. 3. Phenomenological Perspectives and the Sociology of the School Roger Dale. 4. Sustaining Hierarchy through Teaching and Research John Bartholomew. 5. Ideologies, Integration and Conflicts of Meaning Dennis Warwick 6. Sociology and the Problem of Radical Educational Change Geoff Whitty. 7. The Official Ideology of Education for Girls. 8.The Teachers and Professionalism; the Failure of an Occupational Strategy Noel and José Parry 9. Deschoolers and New Romantics David H Hargreaves. 10. Professions and Ideologies John Ahier. Index.
‘Flude and Ahier have given us a readable and often provoking book...’The Times Educational Supplement