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Education and Social Change By Professor Amanda Coffey

Education and Social Change
by Professor Amanda Coffey

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Education has undergone significant and substantial changes over the decades. This book reviews these transformations and sets them into a broader context of social change. It draws on sociological perspectives and empirical data to explore the consequences of change for schools, teachers, parents and learners.
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Education and Social Change by Professor Amanda Coffey

* How has education been transformed over recent decades?
* What is the relationship between education and the state in contemporary society?
* What are the consequences of educational change for schools, teachers, parents and learners?

Education and Social Change undertakes a systematic sociological analysis of contemporary educational policy and practice. In doing so it charts the substantial and significant changes that education systems have undergone over recent decades, and places them within a broader context of social change. Thematically structured, the book brings together a diverse body of material from the sociology of education to provide a coherent and logical text. It takes a comprehensive approach, summarizing transformations that have occurred in educational policy, and addressing the consequences for institutions as well as for teachers, parents and learners. The author explores the complex and changing relationships between the state and the processes and practices of education. She also stresses the importance of educational experiences for the (re)production of collective and individual biographies. The result is an invaluable text for sociology and social policy students as well as for education professionals engaged in training or further study.

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Education and Social Change Reviews

"Amanda Coffey provides the reader with a scholarly and readable introduction to the ways in which 'self identity' is constructed through and, in turn, constructs the processes of social life." - Clyde Chitty

About Professor Amanda Coffey

Amanda Coffey lectures in sociology and research methods at Cardiff University. She has undertaken research on gender and education; young people and citizenship; professional and vocational education, and contemporary ethnography. Her publications include The Ethnographic Self (1999) and Feminism and the Classroom Teacher (2000).

Table of Contents

Series editor's foreword
Auditing education
Parents, consumers and choice
Educational knowledge(s) and the school curriculum
Identities and biographies
Pathways, outcomes and difference
Teachers and training
(Re)Defining educational research

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Education and Social Change by Professor Amanda Coffey
Professor Amanda Coffey
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Open University Press
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