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Contemporary Debates in the Sociology of Education

Editors: Brooks, R., McCormack, M., Bhopal, K. (Eds.)

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About this book

Some of the most prominent sociologists working in education today have collaborated to address a wide range of empirical and theoretical issues. Adopting an international perspective, this book foregrounds cutting-edge research that highlights both the diversity and complexity of understanding education in society.

About the authors

Michael Atkinson, University of Toronto, Canada Keri Facer, University of Bristol, UK Carolyn Jackson, Lancaster University, UK Michael Kehler, The University of Western Ontario, Canada Wolfgang Lehmann, The University of Western Ontario, Canada Zeus Leonardo, University of California, Berkeley, USA Bob Lingard, The University of Queensland, Australia Heather Mendick, Brunel University, UK Kagendo Mutua, University of Alabama, USA Sandra Nichols, University of Alabama, USA Rita Nikolai, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany Audrey Osler, Buskerud University College, Norway Steven Roberts, University of Kent, UK Stephen T. Russell, University of Arizona, USA Sam Sellar, The University of Queensland, Australia Neil Selwyn, Monash University, Australia Katerina O. Sinclair, University of Arizona, USA Elisabeth Morgan Thompson, LFA Group, USA Hoang Tran, University of California, Berkeley, USA Anne West, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Reviews

"This isn't another trot through the standard arguments within the sociology of education. It examines some of the key issues that will define the character of education systems over the next decade. It should be compulsory reading!" - Phillip Brown, Cardiff University, UK

"This engaging book is not just about debates within the sociology of education, it also demonstrates how sociological perspectives can help us understand the ways in which contemporary policies and practices in education reproduce or challenge existing and emerging inequalities." - Geoff Whitty, Institute of Education, University of London, UK

"This book offers ample evidence of the continuing importance of applying a sociological lens to the education landscape. Contemporary Debates in the Sociology of Education offers international, timely and critical perspectives on educational policies, practices and processes. The contributors show how the key sociological concepts of social justice and inequality remain pertinent to understanding the continuities and complexities of education." - Amanda Coffey, Cardiff University, UK

"This collection serves its purpose of stimulating thought on the contemporary debates of the sociology of education and as such would provide an excellent starting point for those new to the field or who are currently engaged within education but would like to explore a more sociological analysis of some of the issues and challenges they face." - Jon Rainford's blog

"a key aim of the book, according to the editors, is both to advance debates within the sociology of education and also to raise its importance as a subdiscipline which I would say they have achieved. It is an interesting, informative and thought-provoking book which I recommend to all sociologists and educationists." Gill Crozier, British Journal of Educational Studies


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Contemporary Debates in the Sociology of Education: An Introduction

    Brooks, Rachel (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Globalisation and Sociology of Education Policy: The Case of PISA

    Lingard, Bob (et al.)

    Pages 19-38

  • Education Policy, Human Rights, Citizenship and Cohesion

    Osler, Audrey

    Pages 39-56

  • School Type and Inequality

    Nikolai, Rita (et al.)

    Pages 57-75

  • We Know What They Earn, But What Do They Learn? A Critique of Lifelong Learning through the Lens of Workplace Learning at the Bottom of the Service Sector

    Roberts, Steven

    Pages 76-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Debates in the Sociology of Education
Editors
  • R. Brooks
  • M. McCormack
  • K. Bhopal
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-26988-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137269881
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-26987-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44415-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-50227-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 238
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