1st Edition

Sociology for Education Studies Connecting Theory, Settings and Everyday Experiences

Edited By Catherine A. Simon, Graham Downes Copyright 2020
    168 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    168 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Sociology for Education Studies provides a fresh look at the sociology of education, focusing on themes such as habitus, hegemony and intersectionality. It supports students in applying sociological theory to their own educational experiences and developing an understanding of why social orders appear to be predetermined, why the state continues to create education policy in certain forms and, crucially, how to make it better.

    The book explores the multi-faceted perspectives that influence the sociology of education and presents examples of the applications of sociology to a wide variety of different educational contexts, including education in schools and in the community. Chapters cover topics such as:

    • Morality, education and social order
    • Spaces of invisibility and marginalisation in schools
    • The global political economy of education
    • Rethinking the ‘international perspective’ in Education Studies

    This accessible book is an essential read for students of Education Studies as well as those involved in teacher education and training.

    Introduction  1. Sociology and Education – Graham Downes  2. Education and Habitus – Dan Bishop  3. Education as Hegemonic Structure – Graham Downes  4. Spaces of Invisibility and Marginalisation in Schools – Martin Levinson  5. Morality, Education and Social Ordering – Catherine A. Simon  6. Turning ‘intersectionality’ on its head as we navigate our journeys through difficult dialogue – Victoria Showunmi  7. The ever-present discourses in education: Discourse and educational change – Jessie A. Bustillos Morales  8. A Global Political Economy of Education: The origins – Joe Gazdula  9. The Global Political Economy of Education in the Twenty-first Century – Joe Gazdula  10. Rethinking ‘International Perspective’ in Education Studies: ‘Knowing’ education in the global era – Tingting Yuan  11. Education, Urbanisation and the Case of ‘The Child in the City’ – David Blundell  12. Enacting the International Vision of Inclusive Education: A UK case study of profound and multiple learning difficulties – Ben Simmons


    Catherine A. Simon is Programme Leader for Education and Childhood Studies at Bath Spa University, UK.

    Graham Downes is Programme Leader for Education Studies at Liverpool John Moores University, UK.