A Sociology of Educating

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Bloomsbury Academic, Mar 25, 2007 - Education - 522 pages
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Intended to stimulate sociologically informed thinking about educating, this book has become firmly established in its field, winning places on reading lists for Education Studies, Initial Teacher Training and Continuing Professional Development courses.

The book begins with a light-hearted taste of sociology, and then goes on to explore five key areas of education:

  • the hidden curriculum
  • ideologies of educating
  • sociological perspectives and the study of education
  • educational life chances, and
  • the next learning system.

This new edition includes sections on personalized learning, progressive education, and the impact of assessment on pupils. It also comes with a new chapter The Discourses of Education'.

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About the author (2007)

Roland Meighan was Special Professor of Education, University of Nottingham, UK and Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham, UK. Len Barton is Professor of Inclusive Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. Clive Harber is Professor of Education and Head of the School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK. Iram Siraj-Blatchford is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. Stephen Walker is Reader in the Sociology of Education at Birmingham City University, UK, and Visiting Professor in the Science of Education, University of Bari, Italy.

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