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1st Edition

Sociological Interpretations of Education

ISBN 9781138228283
Published September 26, 2018 by Routledge
380 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1985, provides a clear readable account of the principal sociological approaches to education. It is organised around the three main sociological perspectives on education: the Durkheimian and Functionalist, the Marxist and the Interpretative. It concentrates on the most important and interesting writers within each

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures;  Preface;  1. Introduction;  Part One: Durkheim and the Functionalist Tradition;  2. Émile Durkheim  3. The Modern Durkheimians  4. The Functionalist Approach to Education  5. An Assessment of the Functionalist Approach;  Part Two: The Marxist Perspective;  6. The Marxist Perspective – An Introduction  7. The Marxist Analysis of Education: Theories of Direct Reproduction  8. The Marxist Analysis of Education: Resistance, Relative Autonomy  9. An Evaluation of the Marxist Perspective;  Part Three: The Interpretive Approach;  10. The Micro Interpretive Approach – An Introduction  11. Micro Interpretive Approaches: Some Studies of Teachers and Pupils  12. The ‘New’ Sociology of Education  13. Conclusion: The Weberian Perspective;  Bibliography;  Index

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