Canadian Perspectives on the Sociology of Education

Paperback | October 24, 2008

EditorCynthia Levine-Rasky

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This outstanding collection of original essays written by academics from coast-to-coast examines the complex relationship between school and society. A distinctly Canadian perspective on the sociology of education is showcased with coverage of Canadian issues, policies, institutions, and data.Chapters range from the theoretical to the empirical, and from substantive concerns affecting student's lives to those affecting governance issues. Taking a critical approach, the text urges readers to ask difficult questions about teaching and schooling. By illustrating the multiple sociologicalforces that come into play for educators and learners, Canadian Perspectives on the Sociology of Education challenges the reductive and pragmatic approach adopted in conventional education courses.

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This outstanding collection of original essays written by academics from coast-to-coast examines the complex relationship between school and society. A distinctly Canadian perspective on the sociology of education is showcased with coverage of Canadian issues, policies, institutions, and data.Chapters range from the theoretical to the ...

Cynthia Levine-Rasky is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Her current and proposed research concerns the intersections of gender, race/ethnicity, and class among parents involved in choosing schools for their children. This research is related to the rise in studies of po...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.75 inPublished:October 24, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionSection One: Theory and Practice1. Scott Davies and David Zarifa: New Institutional Theory and the Weberian Tradition2. Jane Gaskell: Feminist Approaches to the Sociology of Education in Canada3. Jo-Anne Dillabough: Assessing Pierre Bourdieu's Theoretical Legacies for Feminist Sociology of Education: Culture, Self, and Society4. George J. Sefa Dei: Theorizing Anti-Racism5. Joyce Barakett and M. Ayaz Naseem: Multicultural, Anti-Racist Education, and Black Feminist Pedagogy6. Lisa Farley and Judith P. Robertson: The Stranger Side of Education: A Dialogue with PsychoanalysisSection Two: Process and Equity7. Alison Taylor and Harvey Krahn: Streaming In/For the New Economy8. Rebecca Raby: School Rules, Bodily Discipline, Embodied Resistance9. Jennifer R. Kelly and Lorin G. Yochim: African Canadian Students, Identity, and Diaspora Literacy10. Verna St. Denis: Rethinking Culture Theory in Aboriginal Education11. Gerald Walton: Addressing Homophobia and Heterosexism for all Children in Canadian Schools: A Responsibility of Educational Leaders12. Wolfgang Lehmann: Class Encounters: Working Class Students at University13. Jessica Ringrose: 'The Future is Female': Mapping Postmodernist Panics over Failing Boys and Over-Successful Girls in the UK and Canada14. Michael Corbett: The Road to School Leads Out of Town: Rurality and Schooling in Atlantic CanadaSection Three: Reforms and Consequences15. Claude Lessard and Andre Brassard: Education Governance in Canada, 1900-2003: Trends and Significance16. Charles Ungerleider and Ernest Krieger: British Columbia: Whose Education? What Reform?17. Ann Vibert: Painting the Mountain Green: Discourses of Accountability and Critical Practice18. Goli Rezai-Rashti: The Assault of Neo-Liberalism on Education Reform, Restructuring, and Teaching in Ontario Secondary Schools19. Kari Dehli: Race, Parents, and the Organization of Education Policy Discourse in Ontario20. Don Dippo, Marcela Duran, Jen Gilbert, and Alice Pitt: Public Schooling, Public Knowledge, and the Education of Public School Teachers21. Claire Polster: The Privatization of Higher Education in CanadaIndex