Social Origins of Educational Systems: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Social Origins of Educational Systems

1st Edition

By Margaret S. Archer


848 pages

Look Inside
Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780415639057
pub: 2014-05-19
SAVE ~$13.39
Hardback: 9780415639033
pub: 2013-01-31
SAVE ~$41.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780203584002
pub: 2013-03-05
from $33.48

FREE Standard Shipping!


This book presents a study of the development of educational systems, focusing on those of England, Denmark, France, and Russia. It provides a theoretical framework that accounts for the major characteristics of national education and the principal changes that such systems have undergone.

Table of Contents

1. Thinking and Theorizing about Educational Systems Part I: The Development of State Educational Systems 2. Structure: Education as Private Enterprise 3. Interaction: Competition for Educational Control 4. Structural Elaboration: The Emergence of State Educational Systems Part II: Educational Systems in Action 5. Structure: State Systems and Educational Negotiations 6. Interaction: In the Centralized System 7. Interaction: In the Decentralized System 8. Structural Elaboration: Two Patterns of Educational Change

About the Series

Classical Texts in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General