First published in 1969, this book examines the educational process as a whole in relation to its society. The discussion is set within a specifically sociological frame of reference and looks at the school as an organisation as well as the social environment surrounding the school. It concludes by considering some of the basic issues concerning the functions of education for society.
Written at a time when sociological studies of education were scarce, this ground-breaking work will be of interest to those studying education and its relationship with society.
Contents; 1. Sociology of Education 2. The social animal: some preliminary perspectives 3. The school 4. The social environment of the institution of education 5. The social functions of education; Conclusion; Bibliography
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.