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The Sociology of School Organization

Contemporary Sociology of the School, 1st Edition

By Ronald King


186 pages

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First published in 1983, this volume assembles recent theory on school organization, drawing on a wide range of research, mainly on schools in contemporary Britain but with some illuminating historical and overseas comparisons. It examines elements of organization both within and outside the school, and shows how they vary with the age, sex, ethnicity and social class of pupils, as well as school size and efficiency. It argues how, with understanding, organizational patterns may be changed to respond to new objectives and how they may become more effective and responsive to human needs in schools and classrooms.

Table of Contents

Editor’s introduction; Preface; 1. Approaches to school organization 2. Bernstein’s sociology of the school 3. Bureaucracy, schools and other organizations 4. Power, ideology and school organization 5. The organization of pupil behaviour 6. The organization of teaching and learning 7. Organizational change and efficiency; References and name index; Subject index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Administration / General
EDUCATION / Organizations & Institutions
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects