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Education By Edited by A. H. Halsey (Emeritus Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford)

Education
by Edited by A. H. Halsey (Emeritus Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford)

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In this reader, 52 of the best recent papers are drawn together by four leading figures in the area of education. Education: Culture, Economy, and Society draws upon the best research and critical analysis in the area in order to establish the sociology of education at the centre stage of political and sociological debate about post-industrial societies.
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Education: Culture, Economy, and Society by Edited by A. H. Halsey (Emeritus Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford)

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 centre stage 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-standing debates 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 this wide-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 Reviews


Halsey and his co-editors describe this book as a third attempt to review the scope and trends of sociological writing on education. The book is divided into six parts, on themes including Education, the Global Economy and the Labour Market; Politics, Markets and School Effectiveness; and Knowledge, Curriculum and Cultural Politics. In short, there isn't much that is not covered./L.A. Duhs The University of Queensland/ International Journal of Social Economics 25,10 1998.
excellent overview of the sociology of education. * Norman Gabriel, University of Abertay, Dundee *
comrephensive and accessible, reasonably priced. * C.J. Pole, University of Warwick *
ideal book for students to use as a reader. * P.J. Littleford, De Montfort University *
It is a first class anthology which seeks to emphasise the role of sociology of education as an instrument of enlightenment. * Aslib Book Guide *
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 *

About Edited by A. H. Halsey (Emeritus Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford)


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 the University of Kent at Canterbury. Professor Amy Stuart Wells is at the University of California.

Table of Contents


PART ONE: EDUCATION, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY; PART TWO: EDUCATION, GLOBAL ECONOMY, AND LABOUR MARKET; PART THREE: THE STATE AND THE RESTRUCTURING OF TEACHERS' WORK; PART FOUR: POLITICS, MARKETS, AND SCHOOL EFFECTIVENESS; PART FIVE: KNOWLEDGE, CURRICULUM, AND CULTURAL POLITICS; PART SIX: MERITOCRACY AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION

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Education: Culture, Economy, and Society by Edited by A. H. Halsey (Emeritus Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford)
Edited by A. H. Halsey (Emeritus Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford)
Used - Very Good
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Oxford University Press
1997-04-17
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0198781873
9780198781875
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