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 seventy-two schools. It measures and explores the level of pupils’ involvement in the school, in terms in their evaluations and effective dispositions, in relation to pupil age, sex and social background.
This book will be a valuable resource for those studying the sociology and history of education, as well as educational research and school organisation.
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The approach 2. General involvement in school 3. The expressive order 4. School Rituals 5. The House system and pastoral care 6. Games and out-of-school activities 7. The instrumental order 8. Ability-specialisation 9. Age-specialisation 10. Authority relationships 11. Sex-specialisation 12. School Organisation and pupil involvement; Appendix A Some notes on the samples of methodology; Appendix B A note on the methods of analysis; Appendix C Additional tables; Bibliography; Index
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.