Education and Society: Canadian Perspectives

Paperback | February 12, 2016

byWolfgang Lehmann

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Combining 14 contemporary readings by Canadian experts in the field, Education and Society presents a series of stimulating snapshots of sociological research at the forefront of educational debates, developments, and reform trends in Canada today. Informed by an overarching concern withissues of equity and equality, this collection looks closely at how specific dimensions of inequality-such as class, gender, race, ethnicity, and ability-inform schooling experiences while also investigating issues surrounding the possibilities and pitfalls of educational reform. Engaging andenlightening, this thought-provoking volume introduces students to the diversity of topics studied by Canadian sociologists of education today and to the range of approaches these scholars use to conduct their research.

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Combining 14 contemporary readings by Canadian experts in the field, Education and Society presents a series of stimulating snapshots of sociological research at the forefront of educational debates, developments, and reform trends in Canada today. Informed by an overarching concern withissues of equity and equality, this collection lo...

Wolfgang Lehmann is an associate professor in the sociology department at Western University. Professor Lehmann specializes in the areas of work, education, and social inequality. His main research focus is on the interplay between structural factors and individual agency in school-work transitions. He is currently working on a SSHRC-f...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.48 inPublished:February 12, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsContributorsIntroductionPart I: Processes, Practices, and Outcomes1. Sociology of Education in Canada: History, Theory, and Research (Wolfgang Lehmann)2. Where Do Educational Achievement Gaps Come From? (Scott Davies, Darren Cyr, Jessica Rizk, and Magdalena Janus)3. Intergenerational Transfers of Advantage: Parents' Education and Children's Educational and Employment Outcomes in Alberta (Harvey Krahn and Gary R.S. Barron)4. Identifying the Complexity of Barriers Faced by Marginalized Youth in Transition to Post-Secondary Education in Ontario (Karen Robson, Robert S. Brown, and Paul Anisef)5. Education Job Mismatch and Underemployment among Post-secondary Graduates with Disabilities (Brad Seward, David Walters, and David Zarifa)Part II: Dimensions of Inequality: Class, Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality6. The Two Sides of "Vigilance": Parent Engagement and Its Relationship to School Connections, Responsibility, and Agency (Janice Aurini, Emily Milne, and Cathlene Hillier)7. "You Have to Get That Degree": Influences on the Educational and Career Aspirations of Racialized Immigrant Youth (Alison Taylor, Shadi Mehrabi, and Thashika Pillay)8. An Overview of Indigenous Educational Attainment in Canada (Catherine Gordon and Jerry White)9. Single-Gender Education: Reinforcing and Challenging Gender Difference (Jayne Baker)10. Behind Locker-Room Doors: Knowing Why Some Boys "Stay Away from Each Other" (Michel Kehler)Part III: Reform Pressures and Alternative Visions11. "Teachers Can't Be Made, They're Born": Teaching and Professionalism in Ontario's Private Education Sector (Linda Quirke and Janice Aurini)12. Indigenous Philosophies, Counter-Epistemologies, and Anti-colonial Education: The Case of Indigenous Proverbs and Cultural Stories (George J. Sefa Dei [Nana Adusei Sefa Ateneboah I])13. Cyberbullying Prevention and Response: Adults' Responsibilities and Interventions (Ryan Broll)14. To MOOC or Not to MOOC: An Exploration of Their Purpose, Fate, and Future Tensions from the Perspective of Canadian Educators (Delia Dumitrica and Amanda Williams)GlossaryIndex

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"The text is very contemporary in its topic matter; indeed, it is a prescient, insightful resource that delves deeper into both contemporary and perhaps alternative debates and concerns in education in Canada." --Vicki Macris, University of Alberta