Sociology of Education

Sociology of Education

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The sociology of education is a rich interdisciplinary field that studies schools as their own social world as well as their place within the larger society. The field draws contributions from education, sociology, human development, family studies, economics, politics and public policy. Sociology of Education: An A-to-Z Guide introduces students to the social constructions of our educational systems and their many players, including students and their peers, teachers, parents, the broader community, politicians and policy makers. The roles of schools, the social processes governing schooling, and impacts on society are all critically explored. Despite an abundance of textbooks and specialized monographs, there are few up-to-date reference works in this area. Features a Benefits: 335 signed entries fill 2 volumes in print and electronic formats, providing the most comprehensive reference resource available on this topic. Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Reading guide readers to additional resources. A thematic qReader's Guideq groups related articles by broad topic areas as one handy search feature on the e-Reference platform, which also includes a comprehensive index of search terms, facilitating ease of use by both on-campus students and distance learners. A Chronology provides students with historical perspective on the sociology of education.... and higher student achievement in math, technology, and second language acquisition, as well as teacher training and accountability. In 2008, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated student enrollment to be 355, 115 for grades pre-K through eight and ... The 2012 Statistical Abstract: The National Data Book. http:// /2012/tables/12s1315.pdf (Accessed December 2011). ... http://www.bls .gov/eag/ (Accessed December 2011).

Title:Sociology of Education
Author:James Ainsworth
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2013-04-11


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