Education: Culture, Economy, and Society

Paperback | April 1, 1997

EditorA. H. Halsey, Hugh Lauder, Phillip Brown

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Education: Culture, Economy, and Society is a book for everyone concerned with the social study of education: students studying the sociology of education, foundations of education, educational policy, and other related courses. It aims to establish the social study of education at the centrestage of political and sociological debate about post-industrial societies. In examining major changes which have taken place in the late twentieth century, it gives students a comprehensive introduction to both the nature of these changes and to their interpretation in relation to long-standingdebates within education, sociology, and cultural studies. The extensive editorial introduction outlines the major theoretical approaches within the sociology of education, assesses their contribution to an adequate understanding of the changing educational context, and sets out the key issues and areas for future research. The 52 papers in thiswide-ranging thematic reader bring together the most powerful work in education into an international dialogue which is sure to become a classic text.

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Education: Culture, Economy, and Society is a book for everyone concerned with the social study of education: students studying the sociology of education, foundations of education, educational policy, and other related courses. It aims to establish the social study of education at the centrestage of political and sociological debate a...

A H Halsey is Emeritus Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy. His books include Change in British Society (now in its fourth edition) and Decline of Donnish Dominion, both published by OUP. Hugh Lauder is Professor of Education at the School of Education, University of Bath. Phillip Brown is at t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:842 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.61 inPublished:April 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. P. Brown, A. H. Halsey, H. Lauder, and A. S. Wells: Introduction: The Social Transformation of Education and SocietyPart One: Education, Culture, and Society2. Pierre Bourdieu: The Forms of Capital3. Basil Bernstein: Class and Pedagogies: Visible and Invisible4. James S. Coleman: Social Capital in the Creation of Human Capital5. Krishan Kumar: The Post-Modern Condition6. Henry Giroux: Crossing the Boundaries of Educational Discourse: Modernism, Postmodernism, and Feminism7. Jane Kenway: Having an Postmodernist Turn or Postmodernist Angst: A Disorder Experienced by an Author Who is Not Yet Dead or Even Close to It8. Feminisms and Education Gaby WeinerPart Two: Education, Global Economy, and Labour Market9. Robert B. Reich: Why the Rich are Getting Richer and the Poor, Poorer10. Phillip Brown and Hugh Lauder: Education, Globalization, and Economic Development11. Stanley Aronowitz and William DiFazio: The New Knowledge Work12. David N. Ashton and Johnny Sung: Education, Skill Formation, and Economic Development: The Singaporean Approach13. Maureen Woodhall: Human Capital Concepts14. Jill Blackmore: The Gendering of Skill and Vocationalism in Twentieth-Century Australian Education15. Henry M. Levin and Carolyn Kelley: Can Education Do It Alone?Part Three: The State and the Restructuring of Teachers' Work16. John Codd, Liz Gordon, and Richard Harker: Education and the Role of the State: Devolution and Control Post-Picot17. Roger Dale: The Global Economy, the State, and the Politics of Education18. Andy Green: Educational Achievement in Centralized and Decentralized Systems19. Geoffrey Whitty: On the Changing Relationships Between the State, Civil Society, and Changing Notions of Teacher Professionalism20. Gerald Grace: Changing Notions of Educational Management and Leadership21. Harry Torrance: Assessment, Accountability, and Standards Using Assessment to Control the Reform of Schooling22. Linda Darling-Hammond: Restructuring Schools for Student Success23. Andy Hargreaves: Restructuring Restructuring: Postmodernity and the Prospects for Educational ChangePart Four: Politics, Markets, and School Effectiveness24. John E. Chubb and Terry M. Moe: Politics, Markets, and the Organization of Schools25. Hugh Lauder: Education, Democracy, and the Economy26. Phillip Brown: The `Third Wave': Education and the Ideology of Parentocracy27. Stephen J. Ball, Richard Bowe, and Sharon Gewirtz: Circuits of Schooling: A Sociological Exploration of Parental Choice of School in Social Class Contexts28. Amy Stuart Wells: African-American Students' View of School Choice29. Sietske Waslander and Martin Thrupp: Choice, Competition, and Segregation: An Empirical Analysis of A New Zealand Secondary School Market, 1990-9330. Michelle Fine: [Ap]parent Involvement: Reflections on Parents, Power, and Urban Public Schools31. Peter Mortimore: Can Effective Schools Compensate for Society?Part Five: Knowledge, Curriculum, and Cultural Politics32. Allan Bloom: Introduction: Our Virtue33. Cornel West: The New Cultural Politics of Difference34. Chandra Talpade Mohanty: On Race and Voice: Challenges for Liberal Education in the 1990s35. Lisa D. Delpit: The Silenced Dialogue: Power and Pedagogy in Educating Other People's Children36. Michael W. Apple: What Postmodernists Forget: Cultural Capital and Official Knowledge37. R. W. Connell: The Big Picture: Masculinities in Recent World History38. Gaby Weiner, Madeleine Arnot, and Miriam David: Is the Future Female? Female Success, Male Disadvantage, and Changing Gender Patterns in EducationPart Six: Meritocracy and Social Exclusion39. A. H. Halsey: Trends in Access and Equity in Higher Education: Britain in International Perspective40. Anthony Heath and Dorren McMahon: Education and Occupational Attainments: The Impact of Ethnic Origins41. John Goldthorpe: Problems of `Meritocracy'42. Andrew McPherson and J. Douglas Willms: Equalization and Improvement: Some Effects of Comprehensive Reorganization in Scotland43. Annette Lareau: Social Class Differences in Family-School Relationships: The Importance of Cultural Capital44. Amy Stuart Wells and Irene Serna: The Politics of Culture: Understanding Local Political Resistance to Detracking in Racially Mixed Schools45. Phillip Brown: Cultural Capital and Social Exclusion: Some Observations on Recent Trends in Education, Employment, and the Labour Market46. William Julius Wilson: Studying Inner-City Social Dislocations: The Challenge of Public Agenda Research47. John U. Ogbu: Racial Stratification and Education in the United States: Why Inequality Persists48. Steven Fraser: The Bell Curve Wars49. A. H. Halsey and Michael Young: The Family and Social Justice

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`The main strength lies in the coverage of key issues, students will be able to use this text as their baisc reader for the course. It has a well-balanced mixture of older and more recent sources which means it will not date too quickly. I shall be strongly recommending it for purchase.'Lyn Bryant, University of Plymouth