This book, first published in 1977, attempts to unravel the complex debate behind the reorganisation of comprehensive secondary schools in Britain. It sets the British experience in perspective by comparing it with that of other Western European societies and into relief by contracts with the USA. The politics of reform are explored, and their social roots in changing class relations are discussed. This book will be of interest to students of sociology and education.
Acknowledgements; Editor’s Introduction; 1. What is Comprehensive Schooling? 2. The Changing Face of Capitalism and the Emergence of Comprehensive Schooling 3. The Politics of Comprehensive Reform in England 4. The Organisation of Comprehensive Schools 5. The Outcomes of Comprehensive Schooling: A Sociological Appraisal 6. Conclusion; References and Name Index; Subject Index
This set of 62 volumes, originally published between 1959 and 2005, amalgamates a wide breadth on the sociology of education, with a particular focus on culture, class and curriculum theory. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology, education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.