Drawing on the great wealth of knowledge and experience of education practitioners and theorists, these volumes explore the very important relationship between education and society. These book became standard texts for actual and intending teachers. Drawing upon comparative material from Israel France, and Germany, titles in The Sociology of Education set of the Internation Library of Sociology also discuss the key questions of girls' and special needs education, and the psychology of education.
The International Library of Sociology (ILS) is the most important series of books on sociology ever published. Founded in the 1940s by Karl Mannheim, the series became the forum for pioneering research and theory, marked by comparative approaches and the identification of new directions in sociology, publishing major figures in Anglo-American and European sociology, from Durkheim and Weber to Parsons and Gouldner, and from Ossowski and Klein to Jasanoff and Walby.
Its new editors, John Holmwood (University of Nottingham, UK) and Vineeta Sinha (National University of Singapore), plan to develop the series as a truly global project, reflecting new directions and contributions outside its traditional centres, and connecting with the original aim of the series to produce sociological knowledge that addresses pressing global social problems and supports democratic debate.