The Sociology of Education in Canada: Critical Perspectives

Paperback | September 30, 2013

byTerry Wotherspoon

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This critical introduction to the key debates, issues, research, and theories in Canadian and international education offers a well-rounded, engaging treatment of a breadth of issues, such as the sociology of teaching, gender and race, feminism, and globalization. Expertly written andresearched, this text reflects the current state of the Canadian education system while also considering major challenges and controversies surrounding education systems in the twenty-first century.

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This critical introduction to the key debates, issues, research, and theories in Canadian and international education offers a well-rounded, engaging treatment of a breadth of issues, such as the sociology of teaching, gender and race, feminism, and globalization. Expertly written andresearched, this text reflects the current state of...

Terry Wotherspoon is professor and head of sociology at the University of Saskatchewan. He has a background in both sociology and education, including a number of years of experience teaching in the field at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. He is also the managing editor of the Canadian Review of Sociology, and has p...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.74 inPublished:September 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The Sociological Analysis of EducationThe Sociological Understanding of Educational ProblemsSociology and Its Relation to Other DisciplinesThe Nature of Sociological InquirySociological PerspectivesEmerging Directions in the Critical Analysis of Education2. Sociological Theories of EducationStructural Functionalism and Liberal TheoryInterpretative Analysis of SchoolingCritical AnalysisGuidelines for Research and Analysis in the Sociology of Education3. Historical and Organizational Dimensions of Canadian EducationThe Historical Development of Education in Canada4. The Structure of Canadian Education SystemsAn Overview of Educational Activities in CanadaSchool Choice and the Educational MarketplaceThe Governance and Financing of Canadian EducationComparative Educational Growth5. The Process of SchoolingThe Multi-faceted Nature of Educational PracticesThe Contribution of Schooling to the Development of Human SubjectsRegulation and Resistance in SchoolingStreamingOfficial KnowledgeHegemonySilencing in Educational ProcessesStudent Response and ResistanceYouth Cultures and Moral PanicsThe Concern for Safe, Inclusive Educational Environments6. Teachers and TeachingTeachers and Teaching in CanadaTeaching as a ProfessionGender, Diversity, and TeachingProletarianization and Intensification of Teaching7. Schooling and WorkContemporary Demands for Educational Reform: The 'Mismatch' between Schooling and JobsThe Relationship between Schooling and WorkThe Contributions of Schooling to Work and the EconomyDiscontinuities in Relationships among Schooling, Work, and Economic ActivityEducation8. Educational Opportunity and Social ReproductionThe Nature and Causes of Social Inequality in CanadaEducational Opportunity and Social InequalityDimensions of Educational InequalityGenderRacial and Ethnic MinoritiesAboriginal PeopleSocial ClassStudents with DisabilitiesRegional Inequality9. Contemporary Educational Challenges and ReformsUnderstanding Conflicting Visions of Educational ReformRational Planning and Educational AccountabilityEducation and New TechnologiesEducation and Social DiversityRisk and Empowerment: Education in Global Context