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Sociology of Education

by Tomas Boronski and Nasima Hassan SAGE Publications Ltd
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This textbook explains the basic principles of sociology and relates these concepts to today’s society and education system in order to deepen your understanding of how these issues affect our lives and the world we live in, encouraging you to think critically and to develop a ‘sociological imagination’.

Coverage includes:
-the wider political and economic context for education in the UK, including an analysis of the reforms of the 2010 coalition government
-childhood, schooling and pupil voice
-non-traditional consideration of critical pedagogy, ‘race’ and gender
-the role of education in a multicultural society
-inequalities in educational opportunity in terms of class, ethnicity and disability.

This is essential reading for students on undergraduate Education Studies degrees, and for sociology courses covering educational issues.

Sociology and education studies
Early sociology of education
Developments in sociology of education
Critical and radical pedagogies
Differential educational attainment and the debate about intelligence
Multiculturalism, 'race' and power
Re-imagining gender roles
Inclusion, disability and special educational needs
The social construction of childhood
Education policy
Young people and pupil voice

Sociology of Education by Thomas Boronski and Nasima Hassan is sure to become essential reading for students and academics alike. The book provides useful contextual detail to locate educational theory in the zeitgeist of different historical moments, and in so doing helps clarify the significance of neoliberal ideology for education policy today. Carefully researched and clearly written, this book is both a thorough introduction to the sociology of education and a useful resource for more experienced readers.
Tomas Boronski University of East London
Nasima Hassan University of East London