Contemporary Debates in the Sociology of Education

Contemporary Debates in the Sociology of Education

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9781349444151
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

1. Contemporary Debates within the Sociology of Education: An Introduction; Rachel Brooks, Mark McCormack and Kalwant Bhopal 2. Globalization and Sociology of Education Policy: The Case of PISA; Bob Lingard and Sam Sellar 3. Education Policy, Human Rights, Citizenship and Cohesion; Audrey Osler 4. School Type and Inequality; Rita Nikolai and Anne West 5. 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; Steven Roberts 6. In a Class of their Own: How Working-class Students Experience University; Wolfgang Lehmann 7. Examining the (Em)bodied Boundaries of High School Locker Rooms; Michael Kehler and Michael Atkinson 8. Adolescent and Disabled or Adolescence Disabled? Education and the Construction of Gendered Identities Among Adolescents with Intellectual Disability; Kagendo Mutua and Sandra Cooley Nichols 9. It's How You Look or What You Like: Gender Harassment at School and its Association with Student Adjustment; Elisabeth Morgan Thompson, Katerina O. Sinclair, Riki Wilchins & Stephen T. Russell 10. What is so Liberal about Neoliberalism?: Schooling, Law and Limitations of Race-neutral Reforms; Zeus Leonardo and Hoang Tran 11. Fear In and About Education; Carolyn Jackson 12. Choosing Subjects: Sociological Approaches to Young Women's Subject Choices; Heather Mendick 13. Towards a Sociology of Education and Technology; Keri Facer and Neil Selwyn

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