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Sociology of Education

by Tomas Boronski and Nasima Hassan SAGE Publications Ltd
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and lsquo;An essential student-friendly text for Education Studies. and rsquo; Dr Gillian Forrester, Subject Head for Education and Early Childhood Studies, Liverpool John Moores University and lsquo;Introducing students to the complexities of Education Studies is a difficult task and this book will go a long way to making it easier. I will definitely be recommending this to all my students. and rsquo; Kevin Brain, Programme Leader, Education Studies, Leeds Trinity University This textbook explains the basic principles of sociology and relates these concepts to today and rsquo;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 and lsquo;sociological imagination and rsquo;. Coverage includes: the wider political and economic context for education in the UK, including an analysis of the reforms of the 2010 coalition governmentchildhood, schooling and pupil voicenon-traditional consideration of critical pedagogy, and lsquo;race and rsquo; and genderthe role of education in a multicultural societyinequalities 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.