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  • Social Purpose and Schooling: Alternatives, Agendas and Issues book cover

    Social Purpose and Schooling

    Alternatives, Agendas and Issues, 1st Edition

    By Jerry Paquette

    First published in 1991, this work critically analyses the competing claims about alternative arrangements for schooling. It does so in light of major popularly understood agendas for social and political purpose, and of the troubled and much less clearly understood assumptions and issues behind…

    Paperback – 2018-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

  • The Sociology of School Organization: Contemporary Sociology of the School book cover

    The Sociology of School Organization

    Contemporary Sociology of the School, 1st Edition

    By Ronald King

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

  • Human Conditions: The Cultural Basis of Educational Developments book cover

    Human Conditions

    The Cultural Basis of Educational Developments, 1st Edition

    By Robert A Levine, Merry I. White

    First published in 1986, this book proposes and illustrates a new approach to the comparative analysis of educational policy, based on anthropological and historical inquiry. It reviews the transitions of Western countries, Japan, and the People’s Republic of China and in doing so investigates…

    Paperback – 2018-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

  • Education State and Crisis: A Marxist Perspective book cover

    Education State and Crisis

    A Marxist Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Madan Sarup

    First published in 1982, this work is a critical survey of contemporary educational debates and themes which took on new urgency and importance at the time. In particular, it explores the problematic nature of ‘progressive education’ and ‘discipline’; the changes in the labour process and youth…

    Paperback – 2018-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

  • Social Analysis of Education: After the new sociology book cover

    Social Analysis of Education

    After the new sociology, 1st Edition

    By Philip Wexler

    First published in 1987, this book offers an ideological critique of the new sociology of education, with the aim to redeem understanding of the social and historical character of knowledge. It argues that with an historical and social grasp, university knowledge can be understood as a collective…

    Paperback – 2018-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

  • Teaching Under Attack book cover

    Teaching Under Attack

    1st Edition

    By Walter Roy

    First published in 1983, Teaching Under Attack examines the nature and direction of the attack on the education service, and on the teaching profession in particular. It examines the effects of cuts on UK schools and also considers how far the activities of teachers’ unions can counteract such…

    Paperback – 2018-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

  • The Sociology of Educational Innovation: Contemporary Sociology of the School book cover

    The Sociology of Educational Innovation

    Contemporary Sociology of the School, 1st Edition

    By Tom Whiteside

    Innovation is a striking and polemical feature of contemporary schooling. The 1960s saw an upsurge of interest in progressive educational theories and debate and the benefits and disadvantages of their practical application, which continued after. But what was the reality behind the words? How far…

    Paperback – 2018-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

  • Culture, Education and the State book cover

    Culture, Education and the State

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael D. Stephens

    First published in 1988, this book is built around the trio of interrelated themes of ‘The State’, ‘Culture’, and ‘Education’. The essays look at a variety of institutions, including the BBC, The British Library and the Arts Council, and discuss the educational roles that they adopt and how they…

    Paperback – 2018-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

  • Patterns of Power and Authority in English Education book cover

    Patterns of Power and Authority in English Education

    1st Edition

    By Frank Musgrove

    First published in 1971, this book argues that schools at the time were underpowered, due partly to circumstances within contemporary educational institutions, but chiefly to their relationships with the wider social environment. It suggests that schools lacked bargaining power and that their…

    Paperback – 2018-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

  • Modes and Meaning: Displays of Evidence in Education book cover

    Modes and Meaning: Displays of Evidence in Education

    1st Edition

    Edited by Geert Thyssen, Karin Priem

    In the past few decades there has been a growing interest and debate amongst historians of education surrounding issues of visuality, materiality, spatiality, transfer, and circulation. This collection of essays – with its focus on the interaction between ideas, images, objects, and/or spaces that…

    Paperback – 2018-09-18
    Routledge

  • Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Parental Engagement with Children’s Learning book cover

    Narrowing the Achievement Gap

    Parental Engagement with Children’s Learning, 1st Edition

    By Janet Goodall

    Narrowing the Achievement Gap proposes a radical change to our conception of learning, education and schooling, arguing that parental engagement is the best lever we have for school improvement and closing the achievement gap. Unique in its focus on original research linking underachievement and…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Education

  • Educating Marginalized Communities in East and Southeast Asia: State, civil society and NGO partnerships book cover

    Educating Marginalized Communities in East and Southeast Asia

    State, civil society and NGO partnerships, 1st Edition

    Edited by Khun Eng Kuah, Jason Eng Thye Tan

    Despite the enshrinement by the United Nations in 1948 of education as a universal human right, and despite the ideals espoused in the Education for All declaration in Dakar in 1990, it is patently clear that these ideals remain far from realized for a substantial portion of humankind. Especially…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

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