Education and Society: An Introduction to Key Issues in the Sociology of Education

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Thurston Domina, Benjamin G. Gibbs, Lisa Nunn, Andrew Penner
Univ of California Press, Aug 20, 2019 - Social Science - 328 pages
Drawing on current scholarship, Education and Society takes students on a journey through the many roles that education plays in contemporary societies. Addressing students’ own experience of education before expanding to larger sociological conversations, Education and Society helps readers understand and engage with such topics as peer groups, gender and identity, social class, the racialization of achievement, the treatment of immigrant children, special education, school choice, accountability, discipline, global perspectives, and schooling as a social institution. The book prompts students to evaluate how schools organize our society and how society organizes our schools. Moving from students to schooling to social forces, Education and Society provides a lively and engaging introduction to theory and research and will serve as a cornerstone for courses such as sociology of education, foundations of education, critical issues in education, and school and society.

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a very good book for M.Ed., and M.A. Education, and very helpful for educational sociology researchers. this book
Education and Society help students and researchers understand such topics as
gender and identity, social class, peer groups, the racialization of achievement, special education, school choice, accountability, discipline, and schooling.  


Theoretical Orientations in
A Contextual Understanding of Schools
Student Experiences in Education
Immigrant Children and Children
CASE STUDY 1 Sexualities in Education
Social Class and StudentTeacher Interactions
Peer Sorting Peer Influence and Student
CASE STUDY 2 The Asian F and the Racialization
Schools and Other Educational
Eight Questions
Special Education and Social Inequality
A Sociology of School Discipline
School Segregation by RaceEthnicity
Sociological Perspectives on Leading

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Thurston Domina is Associate Professor of Educational Policy and Sociology in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He works in partnership with educational practitioners to better understand the relationship between education and social inequality in the contemporary United States.
Benjamin G. Gibbs is Associate Professor of Sociology at Brigham Young University. He researches the origins of inequality in the life course and is currently focusing on the relationship between screen time and adolescent development.
Lisa Nunn is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of San Diego. She is the author of 33 Simple Strategies for Faculty and Defining Student Success as well as past president of the Sociology of Education Association.
Andrew Penner is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Penner’s research uses administrative data to understand questions related to inequality, social categorization, and educational policy.

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