Handbook of the sociology of education / edited by Maureen T. Hallinan.

New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, [2000]
xv, 588 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
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Educational sociology.
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This wide-ranging handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the field of education as viewed from a sociological perspective. Experts in the area present theoretical and empirical research on major educational issues and analyze the social processes that govern schooling, and the role of schools in and their impact on contemporary society. A major reference work for social scientists who want an overview of the field, graduate students, and educators.
Introduction: Sociology of Education at the Threshold of the Twenty-first Century / Maureen T. Hallinan 1
I. Theoretical and Methodological Orientations
1. School as Context and Construction: A Social Psychological Approach to the Study of Schooling / Charles E. Bidwell 15
2. The Organizational Context of Teaching and Learning: Changing Theoretical Perspectives / Adam Gamoran, Walter G. Secada, Cora B. Marrett 37
3. On the Linkages between Sociology of Race and Ethnicity and Sociology of Education / Maurren T. Hallinan 65
4. Research and Theory on Equality and Education / Kathleen Lynch 85
5. Structural Effects in Education: A History of an Idea / Robert Dreeben 107
6. School Effects: Theoretical and Methodological Issues / Aage B. Sorensen, Stephen L. Morgan 137
II. Development and Expansion of Education
7. Development and Education / Colette Chabbott, Francisco O. Ramirez 163
8. The Content of the Curriculum: An Institutionalist Perspective / Elizabeth H. McEneaney, John W. Meyer 189
9. Comparative and Historical Patterns of Education / Randall Collins 213
10. The Limits of Growth: School Expansion and School Reform in Historical Perpective / Pamela Barnhouse Walters 241
III. The Study Of Access To Schooling
11. Equitable Classrooms in a Changing Society / Elizabeth G. Cohen 265
12. Connecting Home, School, and Community: New Directions for Social Research / Joyce L. Epstein, Mavis G. Sanders 285
13. The Variable Construction of Educational Risk / John G. Richardson 307
IV. The Study Of School Organization
14. School Size and the Organization of Secondary Schools / Valerie E. Lee 327
15. Comparative Sociology of Classroom Processes, School Organization, and Achievement / David P. Baker, Gerald K. LeTendre 345
16. Social Systems and Norms: A Coleman Approach / Barbara Schneider 365
17. Values, Control, and Outcomes in Public and Private Schools / Caroline Hodges Persell 387
V. The Study Of School Outcomes
18. Interactions between High Schools and Labor Markets / James E. Rosenbaum, Stephanie Alter Jones 411
19. Vocational Secondary Education, Tracking, and Social Stratification / Yossi Shavit, Walter Muller 437
20. Transition from School to Work in Comparative Perspective / Alan C. Kerchhoff 453
21. Pathways from School to Work in Germany and the United States / Jeylan T. Mortimer, Helga Kruger 475
22. The Effects of Schooling on Individual Lives / Aaron M. Pallas 499
VI. Policy Implications of Research In The Sociology Of Education
23. Accountability in Education / Thomas B. Hoffer 529
Tribute to David Lee Stevenson 545
24. The Fit and Misfit of Sociological Research and Educational Policy / David Lee Stevenson 547.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Hallinan, Maureen T.