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The Sociology Of Schools (Society Now) Karen Chapman

The Sociology Of Schools (Society Now)

Karen Chapman

Published May 16th 1986
ISBN : 9780415119412
Paperback
152 pages
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The sociology of education is concerned not just with the abstract theory but with the day-to-day experiences of pupils and teachers. In this up-to-date account of the main developments in the subject, Karen Chapman shows how education offers a richMoreThe sociology of education is concerned not just with the abstract theory but with the day-to-day experiences of pupils and teachers. In this up-to-date account of the main developments in the subject, Karen Chapman shows how education offers a rich and varied field for sociologists, one easily accessible for study.She begins by setting the subject in its historical post-War context. She then goes on to outline comprehensively the subjects theoretical base and anlayses the factors that influence educational change. Specific chapters deal with the topical subjects of educational under-achievement, gender, race and the trend towards a vocational element in curriculum.