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Handbook of Research in the Social Foundations of Education

1st Edition

Edited by Steven Tozer, Bernardo P. Gallegos, Annette Henry, Mary Bushnell Greiner, Paula Groves Price


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Parts one and two of this volume present the theoretical lenses used to study the social contexts of education. These include long-established foundations disciplines such as sociology of education and philosophy of education as well as newer theoretical perspectives such as critical race theory, feminist educational theory, and cultural studies in education. Parts three, four, and five demonstrate how these theoretical lenses are used to examine such phenomena as globalization, media, popular culture, technology, youth culture, and schooling. This groundbreaking volume helps readers understand the history, evolution, and significance of this wide-ranging, often misunderstood, and increasingly important field of study.

This book is appropriate as a reference volume not only for scholars in the social foundations of education but also for scholars interested in the cultural contexts of teaching and learning (formal and informal). It is also appropriate as a textbook for graduate-level courses in Social Foundations of Education, School and Society, Educational Policy Studies, Cultural Studies in Education, and Curriculum and Instruction.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview Part 1: Original Foundational Disciplines er Part 2: Emergent Perspectives Part 3: Globalization, Institutions, and Power Part 4: Popular Culture, Media, and Technology Part 5: The Social Contexts of Schooling, Teaching and Learning

About the Editors

Steven E. Tozer is a Professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois Chicago.

Bernardo P. Gallegos is Professor and director of the Ed.D in Educational Leadership initiative at National University.

Annette M. Henry is Professor of Multicultural/Multilingual Education at the Universityof Washington, Tacoma.

Mary Bushnell Greiner is Associate Professor at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Paula Groves Price is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning and a Huie-Rogers Faculty Fellow in Diversity Education at Washington State University.

Subject Categories

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