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Sociology of Education: A Critical Reader

Alan
Sadovnik

Publisher: Routledge Year: 2010

This comprehensive reader examines the most pressing topics in sociology and education and exposes students to examples of sociological research on schools. Drawing from classic and contemporary scholarship, noted sociologist Alan Sadovnik has chosen readings that examine current issues and reflect diverse theoretical approaches to studying the effects of schooling and society. This reader provides students with examples of both the best theory and research in the field. Through full, rather than excerpted primary source readings, the text presents the powerful insights of sociology in providing an understanding of the effects of schooling in contemporary society.

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Toolkits, Translation Devices and Conceptual Accounts: Essays on Basil Bernstein's Sociology of Knowledge

Alan
Sadovnik
Parlo
Singh
Susan
F.
Semel

Publisher: Peter Lang Year: 2010

For over four decades, Basil Bernstein researched 'the internal organisation and educational context of the school' specifically, and educational systems generally. In particular, he was interested in the powerful forms of knowledge transmitted through schooling systems; who gained access to these forms of knowledge; how they did so; and with what consequences. His research began by examining the differences between language and communication patterns in the institutions of the home/family and of the school, and extended to examining the structuring of pedagogic discourse from the level of the state to the classroom. This collection brings together chapters by researchers from South Africa, Portugal, the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia, to build on the theoretical concepts developed by Bernstein to explore issues of access and acquisition to school knowledge. In addition, contributors explore the strengths and limitations of Bernstein's work for understanding the structuring of educational institutions, as well as the potential of the theory for assisting educators to make a difference in the lives of students.

Available at: Peter Lang

Century-long Efforts at Improving Government Performance and Fighting The Fiscal Crisis

Keyong
Dong
Marc
Holzer
Mengzhong
Zhang

Proceedings of the 4th and 5th Sino-U.S. International Conferences on Public Administration

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