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Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education


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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.

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Community Schooling and the Nature of Power The battle for Croxteth Comprehensive

Community Schooling and the Nature of Power: The battle for Croxteth Comprehensive

1st Edition

By Phil Francis Carspecken
September 26, 2018

In 1981, Liverpool Council ordered the closure of Croxteth Comprehensive School because of falling rolls. The local residents protested, and when this failed occupied the school and for a year ran it themselves with the help of volunteer teachers. Phil Carspecken was one of those volunteers, and ...

Policy and Practice in Multicultural and Anti-Racist Education A case study of a multi-ethnic comprehensive school

Policy and Practice in Multicultural and Anti-Racist Education: A case study of a multi-ethnic comprehensive school

1st Edition

By Peter Foster
September 26, 2018

This fascinating case study, first published in 1990, of how policies work out in a real school setting is placed in the context of the wider debate about multi-cultural, anti-racist education. This book also makes suggestions for the shaping of future policy. This book should be of interest to ...

Sociological Interpretations of Education

Sociological Interpretations of Education

1st Edition

By David Blackledge, Barry Hunt
September 26, 2018

This book, first published in 1985, provides a clear readable account of the principal sociological approaches to education. It is organised around the three main sociological perspectives on education: the Durkheimian and Functionalist, the Marxist and the Interpretative. It concentrates on the ...

The Changing Culture of a College

The Changing Culture of a College

1st Edition

By John Frain
September 26, 2018

As a result of the Liverpool City Council's reorganization of its Further Education Service, the South Mersey College was established on September 1, 1986 through the amalgamation of the Riverside College of Technology and the Childwall Hall College of Further Education; two of the city's eight ...

Education and the Community

Education and the Community

1st Edition

By Eric Midwinter
November 26, 2018

First published in 1975, this book is the first to set out a blueprint for how schools can move from a ‘traditional’ to a ‘community’ base at local authority level. After presenting a historical analysis of the organisational development of the local education authority, it goes on to put forward a...

The Sociology of Education

The Sociology of Education

1st Edition

By P W Musgrave
October 15, 2018

First published in 1979, this third edition of The Sociology of Education at the time held the field as the standard textbook on the subject. It takes into account the changes that occurred in the field from the publication of the first edition in 1965 and the second edition in 1972. The book is ...

A Sociology of Education for Africa

A Sociology of Education for Africa

1st Edition

By Kenneth Blakemore, Brian Cooksey
September 26, 2018

This book, first published in 1980, provides a summary of the major research findings of previous studies of the sociology of education in Sub-Saharan Africa within an original and stimulating general framework whilst also devoting space to their own research findings. The major themes of the book ...

An Equal Chance Equalities and inequalities of educational opportunity

An Equal Chance: Equalities and inequalities of educational opportunity

1st Edition

By Derek Birley, Anne Dufton
September 26, 2018

This book, first published in 1971, provides an account of educational and social services, their functions, and how they relate to each other. It discusses their problems and makes constructive and original proposals for their future development. Taking the child and its needs as their central ...

Class, Ideology and Community Education

Class, Ideology and Community Education

1st Edition

By Will Cowburn
September 26, 2018

The cultural, social and political existence of the working class were critical factors leading to the nineteenth century provision of a class-based education system. Changes in the organisation of this system have sought to pursue many of its original aims. Community education is an important new ...

Culture and the Grammar School

Culture and the Grammar School

1st Edition

By Harry Davies
September 26, 2018

This book, first published in 1965, discusses the nature of the grammar school, its curriculum and teaching methods, comparisons with sixth form education, and the change in its organisation and attitudes during a time of rapid social change in 1960s Britain. This title will be of interest to ...

Divorce and the School

Divorce and the School

1st Edition

By Kathleen M. Cox, Martin Desforges
September 26, 2018

This practical and accessible book, first published in 1987, provides examples of ways in which schools can ease children through the stress caused by changes in family structure. Through case histories the authors illustrate the sorts of problems likely to produce stress for children during ...

Education and Cultural Pluralism

Education and Cultural Pluralism

1st Edition

Edited By Maurice Craft
September 26, 2018

This collection of essays, first published in 1984, on multicultural education seeks to introduce teachers, teacher educators, educational administrators, policymakers and others to several of the most significant dimensions of the field. But it also brings out the complexity of the issues and the ...

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