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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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Education and Social Change

Education and Social Change

1st Edition

Edited By Len Barton, Stephen Walker
September 26, 2018

This book, first published in 1985, argues that changes in the education system are closely bound up with wider social and political changes. It considers items within education such as developments in teacher assessment policy and changes in the control of education policy; and external items such...

Education and Society Studies in the Politics, Sociology and Geography of Education

Education and Society: Studies in the Politics, Sociology and Geography of Education

1st Edition

Edited By L. Bondi, M. H. Matthews
September 26, 2018

This book, first published in 1988, examines the most contentious issues in contemporary education. The political, social, educational and geographical impact of changes in the provision of educational services are discussed and illustrated through a wide range of case studies. Issues are examined ...

Equality, Education, and Physical Education

Equality, Education, and Physical Education

1st Edition

Edited By John Evans
September 26, 2018

In this book, first published in 1993, John Evans presents a guideline for challenging sexism, racism and elitism in programmes of physical education. Physical education in relation to social class, gender, race and disability is also discussed. The results arising show problems in the teaching of ...

Experiencing Comprehensive Education A Study of Bishop McGregor School

Experiencing Comprehensive Education: A Study of Bishop McGregor School

1st Edition

By Robert G. Burgess
September 26, 2018

In this study, first published in 1983, Robert Burgess discusses the definitions, redefinitions, strategies and bargains used in and out of classrooms by teachers and pupils in a co-educational Roman Catholic school where he spent some time as a researcher and part-time teacher. He also looks at ...

Improving Social Intervention Changing Social Policy and Social Work Practice through Research

Improving Social Intervention: Changing Social Policy and Social Work Practice through Research

1st Edition

Edited By John Gandy, Alex Robertson, Susan Sinclair
September 26, 2018

This book, first published in 1983, considers the whole problem of how social research can lead to improvement in practice in social policy and social work. In the first section, individual chapters discuss the political context within which research is commissioned and used, through consideration ...

Life in the Classroom and Playground The Accounts of Primary School Children

Life in the Classroom and Playground: The Accounts of Primary School Children

1st Edition

By Bronwyn Davies
September 26, 2018

This study, first published in 1982, approaches children from an ethogenic viewpoint. It records their own accounts of their social world and sees them as members of a distinct culture with its own perspective, code of behaviour and strategies for making sense of their lives. The author suggests ...

Physical Education, Sport and Schooling Studies in the Sociology of Physical Education

Physical Education, Sport and Schooling: Studies in the Sociology of Physical Education

1st Edition

Edited By John Evans
September 26, 2018

In Britain the physical education curriculum has been experiencing a period of unrest. For many teachers the practices of decades have become problematic features of their curriculum and teaching. This book, first published in 1986, explores the experiences of teachers and pupils in programmes of ...

Progress and Inequality in Comprehensive Education

Progress and Inequality in Comprehensive Education

1st Edition

Edited By Anthony G. Green, Stephen J. Ball
September 26, 2018

This book, first published in 1988, examines the development of secondary comprehensive education from the 1960s to the 1980s. Tensions and transformations in the meaning and practice of ‘comprehensive’ and ‘progressive’ education within the state education sector are examined and described. The ...

Reforming Education and Changing Schools Case studies in policy sociology

Reforming Education and Changing Schools: Case studies in policy sociology

1st Edition

By Richard Bowe, Stephen J. Ball, Anne Gold
September 26, 2018

The Education Reform Act introduced in England and Wales in 1988 brought about enormous changes in schools, both as management units and as educational institutions. This book, first published in 1992, was the first to look at the effects of the Act in all its aspects on the basis of empirical ...

Resources for Educational Equity A Guide for Grades Pre-Kindergarten - 12

Resources for Educational Equity: A Guide for Grades Pre-Kindergarten - 12

1st Edition

By Merle Froschl, Barbara Sprung
September 26, 2018

This title, first published in 1988, provides a comprehensive compilation of resources to help teachers and policy makers locate the materials they need to create equitable curriculum and classroom environments. While its primary focus is on girls and women, Resources for Educational Equity takes a...

Risk, Education and Culture

Risk, Education and Culture

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew Hope, Paul Oliver
September 26, 2018

In recent years education has become increasingly perceived as an area of risk. A number of highly publicised incidents have heightened awareness of the potential dangers to be found in teaching intuitions. Although there is now a substantial conceptual literature on risk and the meaning of the ...

Teacher and Pupil Some Socio-Psychological Aspects

Teacher and Pupil: Some Socio-Psychological Aspects

1st Edition

By Philip Gammage
September 26, 2018

This title, first published in 1971, provides a guide to the social psychology of learning. The author examines the school class as a group and considers the formation of some of the attitudes of the children and the teacher as they relate to education. Building upon interaction as a major theme, ...

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