First published in 1987, this book examines the nature of the problems involved with the treatment of youth. It explores the psychology of adolescence and its bearing on schooling; the effects of peer groups and youth culture; the implications for curriculum and method; the need to get relevance and excitement into schools; the importance of young people’s expectations of employment as a result of schooling and the need for adults to treat them seriously; and finally the legislative and policy framework of youth and schooling.
General Editor’s Preface Philip Taylor; Introduction: Education and Youth David Marsland; Adolescence and Schooling John Coleman; Peers, Subcultures, and Schools David M. Smith; The Challenge of Learning to Care Alec Dickson; Capitalizing on Youth: Group Work in Education David Marsland and Michael Day; Young People and Values: The Case of the Youth Service Errol Mathura; Uncharted Youth: Adolescence and the Secondary School Curriculum Dennis O’Keeffe; Tripartism Revisited: Young People, Education and Work in the 1980s Howard Williamson; Comprehensive Schooling and Procrustes Beverley Shaw; Order in an Age of Rebellion Roy Kerridge; The Elusiveness of Youth Policy John Ewen; Notes on Contributors; Index
This set of 62 volumes, originally published between 1959 and 2005, amalgamates a wide breadth on the sociology of education, with a particular focus on culture, class and curriculum theory. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology, education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.