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 might be stimulated and enriched by educational study; reflectivity for both teachers and sociologists; and ethnography, the major research orientation behind most of these studies.
Table of Contents
Introduction Sociology and Teaching: The Challenge; Part 1: Sociology and Teacher Education; 1. The Sociology of Education and the Theory-Practice Relationship in Teacher Training Margaret Wilkin 2. Reflective Teaching – The Sociological Contribution Andrew Pollard 3. Teachers Training Teachers: An Opportunity for a Sociological Break in Education Transmission? Sheila Miles and John Furlong 4. Using Structured Life Histories to Teach the Sociology and Social Psychology of Education: An Evaluation John Quicke 5. Teacher Education, the Sociological Imagination and Restricted Case Study Joe Jordan and Colin Lacey; Part 2: Sociology and Teachers: Collaboration and Research; 6. Collaboration, Teachers’ Professional Knowledge and Sociologists’ Knowledge David Hustler with Joan McKay and Carol Cummings 7. The Consultant Sociologist: A Method for Linking Sociology of Education and Teachers David Reynolds 8. Collaborating in Curriculum Research and Evaluation Hilary Burgess 9. Examining Classroom Practice Using Diaries and Diary Interviews Robert G. Burgess 10. Sociology and Teacher Practice: A Fruitful Alliance Mairtin Mac an Ghaill; Author Index; Subject Index