The Schooled Society: An Introduction to the Sociology of Education

Paperback | October 1, 2013

byScott Davies, Neil Guppy

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Series: a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/aExploring how education participates and plays a significant role in both modern society and our development as social beings, this text applies classical and contemporary theoretical approaches to study the relationship between school and society. With a thematic organization and a unique focus onsocialization, The Schooled Society offers a comprehensive examination of schooling at all levels.

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Series: a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/aExploring how education participates and plays a significant role in both modern society and our development as social beings, this text applies classical and contemporary theoretical approaches to study the relationship between school and society. With a them...

Scott Davies is Canada Research Chair in Data, Equity and Policy in Education, and is Professor of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Neil Guppy is a professor of sociology and department head at the University of British Columbia. He has published extensi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:October 1, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part One: Introduction1. The Context for the Schooled SocietyIntroduction: What Is a "Schooled Society?"How Schools Relate to Society: Three RolesSetting the ContextPlan for the Remainder of the Book2. Classical Sociological Approaches to EducationIntroduction: Using Theory to Study SchoolsDurkheim and Socialization: The Microfoundations of Social Interaction and the Cultural Shift to IndividualismMarx: Industrial Capitalism, Class Inequality, and the Spectre of SelectionWeber: Organizing and Legitimizing KnowledgeDirections: From Classical to Contemporary Theory3. Contemporary Sociological Approaches to SchoolingSocialization: Interaction Rituals, Hidden CurriculaSelection: Inequality and OpportunityOrganizing and Legitimizing KnowledgeConclusion: Consequences and DirectionsPart Two: Selection: Inequality and Opportunity4. Education Revolutionized: The Growth of Modern SchoolingBeginnings of a Schooled SocietyEnrolments and Attendance: Creating a Universal ExperienceThe Revolution in ExpectationsExpanding CurriculaExpanding FunctionsExpanding AlternativesExporting the School Model5. The Structural Transformation of Schooling: Accommodation, Competition, and StratificationThinking Structurally: Established StratificationStratification within Post-Secondary EducationAccommodationCompetition: Maintaining Inequality?A New Form of StratificationConclusion: The Upward Movement of Educational Selection6. Unequal Student Attainments: Class and Socioeconomic StatusIntroduction: The Roles of Schooling in Societal InequalityDescribing Class Inequalities: Rising Attainment and Persisting DisparitiesGender and Attainment: Equalizing in Fractal Form?Racial and Ethnic Variations: Beyond Vertical Mosaic and Abella ImagesCauses of Inequality: Schools, Families, and EnvironmentsSocial Mechanisms of Educational InequalitySecondary Mechanisms: Orientations to School and Cultural Mismatches7. Attainments by Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Other Equity CategoriesGender InequalitiesRacial and Ethnic Variations: Beyond Vertical Mosaic and Abella ImagesWhat is Schooling's Role in Change and Persistence?Sidebar: Thinking about Equity CategoriesSexualityMental Health and Other Emerging Equity CategoriesTowards a Sociology of Educational EquityPart Three: Social Organization and Legitimation8. The Changing Organization of SchoolingFrom Traditional to Legal AuthorityInstitutional Theory: Schools as Loosely Coupled BureaucraciesSchooling as Work: Motivating StudentsProgressive Pedagogy in the Mainstream: Less Structure Is BetterOpen Schools, Free Schools, and Deschooling in the 1970sSchool Choice and Market Reforms in Education9. Curriculum: The Content of SchoolingContent: The Multiple Dimensions of Modern ProgressivismForm: Rationalizing and "Blocking" KnowledgeMore Rationalized Form: Types of Evaluation, Assessment, and TestingSocial Influences on the CurriculumSchooling Ghosts in the Hidden Curriculum?Empirical Research: Socialization Messages, Status Cultures and Skill SetsMechanisms of Stability: RationalizationMechanisms: Legitimating CurriculaMechanisms: Loose Coupling10. The Sociology of TeachingIntroduction: The Paradoxes of Teaching in a Schooled SocietyTeaching and the Sociology of ProfessionsConclusion: How a Noble Task Reinforces Semi-ProfessionalismPart Four: Socialization11. Socialization: The Changing Influence of Schools on StudentsIntroduction: The Continuum of SocializationMorality: The Marginalization of Religious SchoolingShaping Identities: Gender and RaceSchool Effects: Cognitive, Social, and Political12. The Limits of School Socialization: Competing Influences on StudentsIntroduction: Emphasizing LimitsMacro Level Competitors: Forms of Entrenched InequalityCommon Competitors: The Rise of Youth CulturesInternal Competitors: Peer HierarchiesForms of Opposition and BullyingThe Outer Limits: Crime and ViolenceVarying Impacts within Schools: Core versus ExtracurriculaVarying Impacts Between Schools: Revisiting the Continuum of SocializationPart Five: Conclusion13. Future Directions for Canadian EducationIntroduction: The Tricky Art of PredictionThe Most Likely Directions for Canadian EducationFinale: The Paradox of a Schooled SocietyGlossary

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"The book is better written and more readable than most texts. It doesn't just simply review the literature - it also builds up and develops arguments." --Julian Tanner, University of Toronto