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 product and can become a useful resource for encountering and transforming the social present.
To reach this objective, the book reviews the history of the new sociology of education and shows how it is limited by earlier times and social conflicts. In doing so, it aims to continue the unrealized critical analysis that was promised by the new sociology of education and remained contained.
Series editor’s introduction; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part One Social analysis and sociology of education; 1. Revision 2. The rise and fall of the new sociology of education; Part Two After the new sociology of education; 3. Reorganization 4. Movement 5. Knowledge; Part Three Social analysis of education; 6. Theory 7. Society 8. Education; 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.