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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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Growing up in the Playground The Social Development of Children

Growing up in the Playground: The Social Development of Children

1st Edition

By Andy Sluckin
September 18, 2018

First published in 1981, this work is based on the author’s research in the playgrounds of two Oxford schools. It describes the order amongst the apparent chaos by relating the playtime activities – the games, rhymes and taunts of five-to-ten-year-olds in first and middle schools – to children’s ...

Human Conditions The Cultural Basis of Educational Developments

Human Conditions: The Cultural Basis of Educational Developments

1st Edition

By Robert A Levine, Merry I. White
September 18, 2018

First published in 1986, this book proposes and illustrates a new approach to the comparative analysis of educational policy, based on anthropological and historical inquiry. It reviews the transitions of Western countries, Japan, and the People’s Republic of China and in doing so investigates ...

Keeping Them Out of the Hands of Satan Evangelical Schooling in America

Keeping Them Out of the Hands of Satan: Evangelical Schooling in America

1st Edition

By Susan D. Rose
September 18, 2018

First published in 1988, this work was the product of extensive fieldwork in two evangelical communities. This in-depth ethnographic study focuses on the meaning systems, organizational structures and the daily lives of the people Susan D. Rose encountered. The study is centred around Christian ...

Knowledge, Ideology and the Politics of Schooling Towards a Marxist analysis of education

Knowledge, Ideology and the Politics of Schooling: Towards a Marxist analysis of education

1st Edition

By Rachel Sharp
September 18, 2018

First published in 1980, this book argues that a theory of ideology is essential to a theory of education. It relates developments in the Marxist theory of ideology to the analysis of schooling in a capitalist society. Beginning with an appraisal of the early twentieth century liberal social ...

School Experience Explorations in the Sociology of Education

School Experience: Explorations in the Sociology of Education

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Woods, Martyn Hammersley
September 18, 2018

First published in 1977, this volume brings together a range of viewpoints, informed by reports of empirical research, which bear on the experience of school. Each chapter demonstrates the application of the ‘new sociology of education’ in its various guises to the world of teachers and pupils. In ...

School Knowledge for the Masses World Models and National Primary Curricular Categories in the Twentieth Century

School Knowledge for the Masses: World Models and National Primary Curricular Categories in the Twentieth Century

1st Edition

By John W. Meyer, David Kamens, Aaron Benavot
September 18, 2018

First published in 1992, this book presents unique quantitative data on the content coverage of primary education in a large number of countries since 1920. It demonstrates that these curricular outlines tend to be surprisingly similar across very disparate countries, and suggests the world ...

School Organisation and Pupil Involvement A study of secondary schools

School Organisation and Pupil Involvement: A study of secondary schools

1st Edition

By Ronald King
September 18, 2018

First published in 1973, this book is based on research carried about by Ronald King on integral parts of school organisation, including the assembly, uniform, rewards and punishments, games and out-of-school activities, curriculum, prefectorial system and school councils, in a sample of ...

Social Analysis of Education After the new sociology

Social Analysis of Education: After the new sociology

1st Edition

By Philip Wexler
September 18, 2018

First published in 1987, this book offers an ideological critique of the new sociology of education, with the aim to redeem understanding of the social and historical character of knowledge. It argues that with an historical and social grasp, university knowledge can be understood as a collective ...

Social Purpose and Schooling Alternatives, Agendas and Issues

Social Purpose and Schooling: Alternatives, Agendas and Issues

1st Edition

By Jerry Paquette
September 18, 2018

First published in 1991, this work critically analyses the competing claims about alternative arrangements for schooling. It does so in light of major popularly understood agendas for social and political purpose, and of the troubled and much less clearly understood assumptions and issues behind ...

Sociology and School Knowledge Curriculum Theory, Research and Politics

Sociology and School Knowledge: Curriculum Theory, Research and Politics

1st Edition

By Geoff Whitty
September 18, 2018

The rise of a radical ‘new’ sociology of education during the early 1970s focused attention on the nature of school knowledge. Although this new approach was set to revolutionize the subject, within a few years, many people considered these developments an eccentric interlude, with little relevance...

Sociology and Teaching A New Challenge for the Sociology of Education

Sociology and Teaching: A New Challenge for the Sociology of Education

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Woods, Andrew Pollard
September 18, 2018

First published in 1988, this work considers the ways in which the sociology of education can inform educational practice. It examines the research which marries the two fields and considers the thinking behind it. It addresses key themes such as: sociological awareness or imagination, and how it ...

Teachers, Professionalism and Class A Study of Organized Teachers

Teachers, Professionalism and Class: A Study of Organized Teachers

1st Edition

By J T Ozga, M A Lawn
September 18, 2018

First published in 1981, this book examines the concept of professionalism in the context of the development of organized teachers. The argument is presented that the concept of professionalism is a complex one and its different meanings must be located within a historical context. Thus, its use as...

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