1st Edition

Families, Education and Social Differences

By Ben Cosin, Liz Freeman, Margaret Hales Copyright 1997
    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    262 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book completes the series of readers for the Open University's undergraduate course EU208 Exploring Educational Issues. It brings together informed writings from a variety of research paradigms.
    One of the major themes of the book is the current controversy over early years education. It explores the nursery voucher scheme, the relationship between school and parents, the goals of education, and how quality can be controlled.
    The book also examines issues of inequality in terms of class, race and gender, and offers readers a chance to re-evaluate themselves and their children within new frameworks of thought, practice and policy.

    Introduction 1. Morgan, D H (1988) Socialisation and the family: change and diversity, 2. Akinsanya S K (1980) Nursery school education in Nigeria: Impact on Families and Society, 3. James C (1984) Why nursery education? Early Child Development and Care, 4. Curtis A and Hewey D (1992) Training to work in the early years, 5. Edwards A and Knight P (1984) Parents and Professionals in Effective Early Years Education, 6. Alexander T (1996) Learning begins at home: implications for a learning society, 7. Barton L and Oliver M (1989) Special needs: personal trouble or public issue?, 8. Hammersley M Educational inequality as a social problem: the case of England, 9. Saunders P Social mobility in Britain: An empirical evaluation of two competing explanations, 10. Arnot M, David M and Weiner G (1996) Education reform, gender, equality and school cultures, 11. Measor L and Sikes P J (1992) Feminist theories on gender and schools, 12. Connolly P (1995) Boys will be boys? Racism, sexuality and the construction of masculine identities amongst infant boys, 13. Grimes J Swimming against the tide: Liberal Parents and Cultural Plurality, 14. McIntyre D, Bhatti G and Fuller M (1993) drawn by the authors from cultural capital, ethnicity and early education, 15. Mirza H S (1992) Family matters


    Ben Cosin, Liz Freeman, Margaret Hales

    'This book will be useful to students who are looking for a sound collection of work on some of the ways in which families experience educational provision as a consequence of specific social differences.' - Journal of Education and Work

    'Excellent comprehensive linkage of key issues in education/equality.' - Dr M.A. Walter, Bilston Community College, UK