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International Encyclopedia of Sociology of Education - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080429908

International Encyclopedia of Sociology of Education

1st Edition

Editor: L. J. Saha
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080429908
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 20th October 1997
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Table of Contents

Section I: Social Theories in the Sociology of Education. Theoretical developments in the sociology of education (L.J. Saha). Sociology of education: an overview (L.J. Saha). Classical sociological theories of education (L.J. Saha, J. Zubrzycki). Modern Sociological theories of education (J.H. Turner, D.E. Mitchell). Reproduction theory (R. Teese). Resistance Theory (J.C. Walker). Critical theory and education (G. Lakomski). Positivism, anti-positivism and empiricism (D.G. Phillips). Postmodernism and education (J. Marshall, M. Peters). Marxism and educational thought (N.C. Burbules). Phenomenology and existentialism (R. Small). Hermeneutics (D. Kerdeman). Administration of education: critical approaches (W. Foster). Gender theories in education (B. Davies). Section II: Sociological Fields in the Study of Education. The diversification of the sociology of education (L.J. Saha). Curriculum: sociological perspectives (P.W. Musgrave). Neo-marxist approaches to curriculum (D. Gordon). Feminist approaches to the curriculum (G. Donn). Sociology of learning in school (P. Broadfoot). Sociology of adult education (P. Jarvis). Sociology of teaching (D.A. Spencer). Sociology of special education (C. Milovsky). Social psychological theories of teaching (D.W. Johnson, R.T. Johnson). Religious education (R.M. Thomas). Sex education: conception of (J.A. Diorio). Sociology of higher education (TBA). Childhood (D.F. Bjorklund, W.S. Cassel). Policy analysis (M. Trow). Administration of education as a field of study (D.J. Willower). Section III: Research Traditions in the Sociology of Education. Methodological developments in the sociology of education (L.J. Saha). Research in education: epistemological issues (J.C. Walker, C.W. Evers). Trends in quantitative research procedures (J.P. Keeves). Research methodology: scientific methods (A. Kaplan). Research paradigms in education (T. Husen). Effective schools research: methodological issues (J.D. Wilms, S.W. Raudenbush). Education production functions (E.A. Hanushek). Education, occupation and earnings (T. Tachibanaki). Content and text analysis (J. Anderson). Biographical research methods (N.K. Denzin). Action research (S. Kemmis). Critical discourse analysis (TBA). Needs assessment (T.M. Suarez). Measurement of social background (J.P. Keeves, L.J. Saha). Participatory research (B.L. Hall). Feminist critique of educational practices and research (S. Acker). Feminist research methodology (B.D. Harg). Policy-oriented research (J. Nisbet). Section IV: The School as a Social System. The systemic approach to the study of education (L.J. Saha). Education and the state (V.L. Meek). Multicultural education (H. Ekstrand). The social foundations of school choice (M.T. Hallinan). Stratification in educational systems (J.L. Peschar). Social mobility, social stratification, and education (J. Dronkers). School size and small schools (M. Bray). Schools as sociocultural systems (F. Erikson). Socialist education sytems (F. Kuebart). Section V: The Structure of Educational Systems. The organizational structure of educational systems (L.J. Saha). Ability and tracking in schools (J. Oakes). Age grouping of students (J. Oakes, P.E. Heckman). Educational equality, policies for (J. Oxenham). Resource allocation in schools and school systems (D.H. Monk). Sex equity: assumptions and strategies (D. Sadker, M. Sadker). Discipline in schools (TBA). Public and private schools: sociological perspectives (D.S. Anderson). Second chance education and alternative routes (A.Yogev). Coeducation versus single-sex schooling (M.E. Lockheed, V.E. Lee). Social equality and educational planning in developing nations (J.P. Farrell). Loose coupling and educational systems (A. Sturman). Authority and power in educational organization (D.E. Mitchell, J.E. Treiman). Bureaucracy and school effectiveness (K.K. Wong). Section VI: School Processes. The sociological processes within schools (L.J. Saha). Knowledge: conceptions of and impact on curriculum (Z. Lamm). Social, cultural, and economic factors affecting curriculum (M. Skilbeck). Hidden curriculum (D. Gordon). Acquiring attitudes and values (F.K. Oser). Development of achievement motivation (G.D. Heyman, C.S. Dweck). Aspirations and expectations of students (L.J. Saha). Acquisition of empowerment skills (R. Land, R. Gilbert). Political socialization and education (M.M. Braungart, R.G. Braungart). Race and ethnicity in education (R.A. Clifton). Education of indigenous peoples (S. Juan). Sex differences and school outcomes (J.P. Keeves, D. Kotte). Students in classrooms, gender and racial differences among (G. Weiner). Socialization (A. Sturman). Children and youth at risk (W.E. Davis, E.J. McCaul). School dropouts (D.M. Kelly). Dropouts, school leavers and truancy (G. Natriello). Gender and occupational segregation (M.H. Strober). Gender and education (N.P. Stromquist). Gender and new technology (I. Janssen Reinen, T. Plomp). Effective secondary schools (V.E. Lee). Section VII: Family and Schooling. The centrality of family in educational processes (L.J. Saha). Family and schooling (T. Kellaghan). Family, school and social capital (J.S. Coleman). Family status and economic status (P. Taubman). Kinship studies (J.R. Behrman, P. Taubman). Economics of child care (M.H. Strober). Home environment and school learning (A.J. Fuligni, H.W. Stevenson). Children of single parent families (K. Marjoribanks). Family influences on human development (K.A. Schneewind). Parent involvement in preschool programs (D.R. Powell). Parent education (R. Shimoni). School-parent relationships (M.A. Payne). Section VIII: Teachers in Society. The changing social role of the teacher (L.J. Saha). Teaching, realities of (A. Hargreaves). Teacher recruitment and induction (R. Bolam). Teaching, social status (E. Hoyle). Teachers' roles (B.J. Biddle). Teacher expectations (T.L. Good). Teachers' knowledge (P.L. Grossman). Women and the professionalization of teaching (K.A. Weiler). Student influences on teaching (R.W. Marx, R.M.B. Collory). Technology and the classroom teacher (N. Hativa). Teacher placement and school staffing (A.J. Watson, N.G. Hatton). Teachers' work and political action (T. Seddon). Political work of teachers (M.B. Ginsburg, S.G. Kamat). Teacher burnout (A.G. Dworkin). Section IX: Youth in Schools. Youth and schooling in modern society (L.J. Saha). Adolescence (R.M. Lerner, F.A. Villaruel). Youth and conflict in schools (B.J. Bank). Youth and leisure (B.J. Biddle). Youth cultures and subcultures (B. Wilson). Youth unemployment (J. Lamoure). Student roles in the classroom (S.J. McCarthey, P.L. Peterson). Student perceptions of classrooms (B.J. Fraser). Broadcasting and technology: effects on children and youth (G. Comstock). Aggression, development and socialisation (D.G. Perry). Section X: Education Policy and Change. New developments in education as an agent of change (L.J. Saha). Technological change & education (M. Carnoy). Social implications of educational technology (M. Carnoy, P.B. White). Conscientization and mobilization (D.R. Evans). Education and development (L.J. Saha, I. Fagerlind). Adult education for development (C.A. Torres). Basic education, comparative and international studies (R. Carhill). Post literacy: concepts and policies (L. Benton). Benefits of education (L.C. Solmon, C.L. Fagnano). Social change and education: anthropological perspectives (J.H. Hanna). Educational Research and policy-making (T. Husen). Politics of educational planning (N.F. McGinn). Globalization of educational policy and reform (J.W. Guthrie).


The sociology of education is a rapidly expanding area within sociology and in educational studies generally, and cuts across many other disciplines. The area is also often defined as the social contexts of education or the social foundations of education. The sociology of education has been the arena for significant developments in theory and methods and in many instances has led the other sociological, social sciences and educational fields.

This Encyclopedia provides a state-of-the-art resource in the sociology of education and related interest areas such as education and society, sociological theory, the study of the family, educational structures, educational processes and the social foundations of education. This is a specialist collection of considerable depth which documents the theoretical, methodological and substantive developments in the sociological study of education into the next century.

The International Encyclopedia of Sociology of Education is recommended reading for students, teachers and academics, researchers and policy makers within the field of sociology of education as well as scholars from outside the field. The Encyclopedia not only provides and informative introduction to the aspects of sociology that seriously influence education, but the content of the entries and the extensive bibliographies also make the Encyclopedia essential reading for scholars already well versed in these fields.

Articles include updated and revised material from the International Encyclopedia of Education, 2nd Edition (described by Choice as being "a premier resource when judged on virtually every criterion applied to reference work") together with newly commissioned material.


For students, teachers, academics, researchers and policy makers within the field of sociology of education as well as scholars from outside the field.


© Pergamon 1997
20th October 1997
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@from:N.J. Bird, Teikyo Post University
@qu:...this work is a thorough analysis of its subject and is certainly essential for graduate collections in sociology and education.

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About the Editor

L. J. Saha

Affiliations and Expertise

Australian National University, Canberra, Australia