Way Schools Work A Sociological Analysis of Education

ISBN-10: 0801319560
ISBN-13: 9780801319563
Edition: 3rd 1999 (Revised)
List price: $148.20
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Description: This text continues to offer cutting-edge analysis of contemporary schooling in America from a critical perspective. Provides up-to-the-minute critical analysis of the way schools really work that takes into account both historical influences and  More...

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Book details

List price: $148.20
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/22/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

This text continues to offer cutting-edge analysis of contemporary schooling in America from a critical perspective. Provides up-to-the-minute critical analysis of the way schools really work that takes into account both historical influences and current critical theory. Includes extensive coverage of race, class, and gender and their roles in relation to power dynamics in today's classrooms. Wide ranging content draws on social theory as well as the sociology of organizations, of work and the professions, and of knowledge. Includes new short case studies of students experiences, and chapter questions and illustrative boxes containing accounts from students, teachers and administrators.

Theory and its Influences on the Purposes of Schooling
The Social Organization of Schooling
Youth Culture and the Student Peer Group
The Labor Force in Education: Teachers, Counselors, Administrators, and Ancillary Staff
Social Class and its Relationship to Education
What is Taught in Schools: Curriculum and the Stratification of Knowledge
Ethnic Minorities: Equality of Educational Opportunity
Gender Equity in Schooling
Appendix: Do's and Dont's for Non-Sexist Language

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