Schools and Society A Sociological Approach to Education

ISBN-10: 1412979242

ISBN-13: 9781412979245

Edition: 4th 2012

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List price: $72.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/4/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Joan Z. Spade is professor emerita of sociology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, in Brockport, New York. She received her PhD from the University of Buffalo. She has been teaching and writing in the field for more than 30 years: highlights include a semester teaching in Budapest, Hungary, as a Fulbright Scholar, and authoring articles on rape culture, meaning of work in men's and women's lives,nbsp; gender and family, and gender in education. She is a coauthor of Schools and Society:nbsp; A Sociological Approach to Education, coeditor of Implementing Educational Reform: Sociological Perspectives on Educational Policy, and coauthor of articles in sociol�ogy of education on stratification and grouping practices in education. Currently she is researching academic governance in higher educa�tion. She is a member of the ASA, the Eastern Sociological Society, and Sociologists for Women in Society.

Jeanne H. Ballantine is professor of sociology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She received an MA from Columbia University and a PhD from Indiana University, with a specialty in sociology of education. She has been teaching and writing for more than 30 years and has written or coauthored several texts, including Sociology of Education: A Systematic Analysis, Teaching Sociology of Education, Sociological Footprints, and Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology. She has also published in other areas, including gender and teaching of sociology, and has been an active member of sociology of education organizations, including the ASA Section on Sociology of Education, the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and the International Sociological Association (ISA) Research Committee on Sociology of Education. She has won numerous awards, including the ASA Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award.

What is Sociology of Education? Theoretical Perspectives
Getting Started
Moral Education
The School Class as a Social System
Schooling in Capitalist Societies
Conflict Theory of Educational Stratification
On Understanding the Processes of Schooling
Studying Schools
Small Class Size and Its Effects
Moments of Social Inclusion and Exclusion
How to Avoid Statistical Traps
Schooling in a Social Context
The Structure of Educational Organizations
No Child Left Behind--and Beyond
Exit Exams Harm Students Who Fail Them ��� and Don���t Benefit Students who Pass Them
School Finance
Lasting Consequences of the Summer Learning Gap
The First and Second Digital Divides
Schools as Organizations
How Schools Work
Organizing Schools for Improvement
School Boards in America
Learning the Student Role
Real School
Why Public Schools Need Democratic Governance
Roles and Responsibilities
School Principal
The Status of Teaching as a Profession
Teacher Burnout in Light of School Safety, Student Misbehavior, and Changing Accountability Standards
Teacher Influences on Students��� Attachment to School
After the Bell
Low-Level Violence
The Dropout Problem
What We Teach in Schools
Romeo and Juliet Were Just Good Friends
America in World War II
Facts or Critical Thinking Skills? What the Naep Results Say
Who Gets Ahead? Race, Class and Gender in Education
Tracking in Mathematics and Science
�ǣTuck in That Shirt!�Ǡ Race, Class, Gender and Discipline in an Urban School
�ǣRednecks�Ǡ and �ǣRutters�Ǡ and �ǠRithmetic
How Race and Education Are Related
Gender and Education
Education and Opportunity
Lessons Forgotten
Learning Through Experience
Charter Schools and the Public Good
Organizing for Success
The Achievement Gap
Can Schooling Contribute to a More Just Society?
Higher Education
The Stratification of the Academy
Changes in the Status and Functions of Women���s Colleges Over Time
The Community College
Crossing the Finish Line
Achievement Among Disadvantaged Children of Immigrants
Bologna Beyond 2010
Globalization and Education
Research on Globalization and Education
The Global Environment of National School Systems
Education and Social Stratification Processes in Comparative Perspective
Inexcusable Absence
Educating All Children
Can Schools Change? Educational Reform and Change
The Perennial Reform: Fixing School Time
Wider Contexts and Future Issues: National Standards and School Reform in Japan and the United States
Progressive Social Movements and Educational Equity
Deschooling Society
Concluding Remarks
Appendix: Web Resources for Continued Exploration of the Topics in This Book
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