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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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Teachers and Classes A Marxist analysis

Teachers and Classes: A Marxist analysis

1st Edition

By Kevin Harris
September 26, 2018

In this study, first published in 1982, the author draws on his considerable experience at all levels in the school system to present a radical Marxist critique of that structure. He argues that the schooling process within contemporary corporate capitalism is inimical to education, while true ...

The Parochialism of the Present Contemporary issues in education

The Parochialism of the Present: Contemporary issues in education

1st Edition

By G. H. Bantock
September 26, 2018

In this controversial and challenging book, first published in 1981, the author calls for a restoration of the humanistic literary and historical balance in our educational thinking. He argues that the philosophy of education, seeking to emulate the precisions of science, concerns itself more with ...

The Practice of Teaching A Sociology of Education

The Practice of Teaching: A Sociology of Education

1st Edition

By Chris Easthope, Rupert Maclean, Gary Easthope
September 26, 2018

This title, first published in 1990, examines the work of teachers in the classroom and the school from a sociological perspective. It will be important reading for teacher education students who have little or no background in sociology, providing them with information, understanding and ...

The Social Purposes of Education

The Social Purposes of Education

1st Edition

By K. G. Collier
September 26, 2018

This book, first published in 1959, was written to primarily address teachers and students of education, as well as those with a general interest in the changing practices of schools. Under the terms of the 1944 Education Act, which charged Local Authorities with contributing towards the ‘spiritual...

The Sociology of Comprehensive Schooling

The Sociology of Comprehensive Schooling

1st Edition

By Paul Bellaby
September 26, 2018

This book, first published in 1977, attempts to unravel the complex debate behind the reorganisation of comprehensive secondary schools in Britain. It sets the British experience in perspective by comparing it with that of other Western European societies and into relief by contracts with the USA. ...

The Sociology of Educational Ideas

The Sociology of Educational Ideas

1st Edition

By Julia Evetts
September 26, 2018

This study, first published in 1973, examines the principles that lie behind educational dilemmas, and helps to clarify the difficulties of explanation, justification and practical action in the educational system. The author explores various key concepts in the education process, such as ...

Understanding the Primary School A Sociological Analysis

Understanding the Primary School: A Sociological Analysis

1st Edition

By David Hartley
September 26, 2018

In this study, first published in 1985, the author explores the construction of educational ideologies and assesses to what extent they are put into practice by the teachers. He examines the ‘politics’ of education within the school; the extent to which the head teacher, as the bureaucratic ...

Cultural and Economic Reproduction in Education Essays on Class, Ideology and the State

Cultural and Economic Reproduction in Education: Essays on Class, Ideology and the State

1st Edition

Edited By Michael W. Apple
September 18, 2018

First published in 1982, this collection of essays provides an analysis of education’s contradictory role in social reproduction. It looks at the complex relations between the economic, political and cultural spheres of society, both historically and at the time of publication, and hones the wider ...

Education State and Crisis A Marxist Perspective

Education State and Crisis: A Marxist Perspective

1st Edition

By Madan Sarup
September 18, 2018

First published in 1982, this work is a critical survey of contemporary educational debates and themes which took on new urgency and importance at the time. In particular, it explores the problematic nature of ‘progressive education’ and ‘discipline’; the changes in the labour process and youth ...

Education and Cultural Differences New Perspectives

Education and Cultural Differences: New Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Douglas Ray, Deo Poonwassie
September 18, 2018

First published in 1992, this book looks at the interaction between ideals and reality, with the focus upon social inequality and education in modern society, as well as the possibilities for education to lessen the related problems. The essays in this volume examine three forms of inequality in ...

Education and Social Control A Study in Progressive Primary Education

Education and Social Control: A Study in Progressive Primary Education

1st Edition

By Rachel Sharp, Anthony Green, Jacqueline Lewis
September 18, 2018

First published in 1975, this book offers a critique of some of the ‘new perspectives’ in the sociology of education. This is achieved through a case study of a progressive child centred school. The book suggests that a liberal approach to education fails to appreciate how thoroughly a complex, ...

Families and their Learning Environments An Empirical Analysis

Families and their Learning Environments: An Empirical Analysis

1st Edition

By Kevin Marjoribanks
September 18, 2018

First published in 1979, this study is one of the first works of educational research to include detailed assessments of family environments in an analysis of performance of children at their schools. Much of the research is based on data collected from families in Australia, Canada and England and...

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