9780130259745

Sociology of Education, The: A Systematic Analysis

  • ISBN 13:

    9780130259745

  • ISBN 10:

    0130259748

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 01/01/2001
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Comprehensive, contemporary, and cross-cultural in perspective, this book provides a sociological approach to education-- from several theoretical approaches and their practical application, to current educational issues, to the structure and processes that make education systems work. Using an open systems model as a framework, it shows the formal organization of schools with structure, goals and processes; the informal organization with hidden curriculum, organization climate, etc.; the external environment that influences what goes on in the school, including financing, parent(s), community interest groups, etc.; processes such as stratification and change; higher education. Diagrams show interrelationships between topics. For educators and anyone interested in the sociology of education and schools.

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