Education and Sociology: An Encyclopedia

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Taylor & Francis, 2002 - Education - 734 pages
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Pooling together writings from the leading academic authorities in education today, this single-volume reference provides teachers and researchers with provocative new topics and highlights issues in the sociology of education. Entries cover both national and international perspectives and studies, as well as tackling controversial points in education today, from gender inequality to globalization, minorites to meritocracy. This unique Encyclopedia is an incomparable title for today's educational researchers and will prove insightful for continuing studies in sociology of education, and sociology and education. Walter R. Allen, University of California, USA; Michael W. Apple, University of Wisconsin, USA; Madeleine Arnot, University of Cambridge, UK; Paul Atkinson, University of W
 

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Contents

AN INTRODUCTION
1
ADOLESCENCE AND SCHOOLS
17
ADULT EDUCATION
23
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN EDUCATION
29
AFRICANAMERICAN ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION
43
ATRISK STUDENTS
49
BILINGUAL EDUCATION
55
BROWN V BOARD OF EDUCATION
67
HUMAN CAPITAL THEORY
377
IDEOLOGY AND CURRICULUM
381
IMPERIALISM AND EDUCATION
387
CROSSNATIONAL STUDIES OF SCHOOL OUTCOMES
393
IQ
399
AN INTRODUCTION OPENING THE BLACK BOX
403
LONGITUDINAL STUDIES DATA COLLECTION PROGRAM
409
MAGNET SCHOOLS IN URBAN EDUCATION
421

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
75
CLASSROOM PROCESSES
83
CODE THEORY PEDAGOGIC DISCOURSE AND SYMBOLIC CONTROL
89
COMMUNITY COLLEGES
99
CONFLICT THEORY
111
COOPERATIVE LEARNING IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
115
CULTURAL CAPITAL
121
CURRICULUM
125
CURRICULUM HISTORY
133
DESEGREGATION
141
DESEGREGATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION
151
ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION
169
EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AND ATTAINMENT IN THE UNITED STATES
181
EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT
191
ABSTRACT AND CONCRETE
199
EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY
203
EDUCATIONAL REFORM AND SOCIOLOGY IN ENGLAND AND WALES
211
1980S AND 1990S
221
ELITES AND EDUCATIONAL REFORM
235
EQUALITY IN EDUCATION
241
ETHNICITY
247
ETHNOGRAPHY
255
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
261
FUNCTIONALIST THEORIES OF EDUCATION
267
GENDER AND EDUCATION
273
GENDER AND MATH EDUCATION
281
GENDER INEQUALITY
289
INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS
295
WHERE WEVE BEEN AND WHERE WE MIGHT GO
301
GLOBALIZATION
307
HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS
315
HIGHER EDUCATION
321
INTERNATIONAL
329
HIGHER EDUCATION AND SOCIAL EQUALITY
335
ACCESS TO BY MINORITIES
343
LATINOS
353
HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES
359
CONTEMPORARY
365
HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH
371
MASS SCHOOLING
429
MERITOCRACY
435
MULTICULTURALISM
443
POLITICS OF EDUCATION
451
PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION
463
QUASIMARKETS IN EDUCATION
473
RACE AND EDUCATION
485
RESTRUCTURING
495
WHAT IT IS AND DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE
501
SCHOOL CHOICE
507
SCHOOL EFFECTS
519
SCHOOL FAMILY AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
525
SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS AND CULTURAL AUTHORITY
533
SINGESEX EDUCATION AND COEDUCATION
539
A UBIQUITOUS EMERGING CONCEPTION
545
SOCIAL REPRODUCTION
551
SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION AS CRITICAL THEORY
559
FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES CONTINUITY AND CONTESTATION IN THE FIELD
571
MARXIST THEORIES
587
NEW
593
OPEN SYSTEMS APPROACH
599
POSTMODERNISM
605
THEORETICAL APPROACHES
613
SPECIAL EDUCATION
619
SPORT AND SCHOOLING
625
STRUCTURALISM
633
STUDENT CULTURES AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
639
SUMMER LEARNING
645
TEACHER ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION
651
TEACHER BURNOUT
659
TEACHER UNIONS OLD AND NEW
665
TEACHERS AND TEACHING
681
TRACKING
687
URBAN SCHOOLS
693
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
705
WORKING PARENTS
711
INDEX
717
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David Levinson is a cultural anthropologist specializing in global issues. His previous publications include the 10-volume Encyclopedia of World Cultures and The Tribal Living Book.

Cookson is President of Teachers College Ventures and author of School Choice.

ALAN R. SADOVNIK is Associate Professor of Education at Adelphi University.

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