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Education and Society

Places, Policies, Processes

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This new textbook offers a wide-ranging discussion of the key debates within the sociology of education. Covering everything from policymaking and the curriculum, to class, ethnicity and gender, and the ways that they and...

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This new textbook offers a wide-ranging discussion of the key debates within the sociology of education. Covering everything from policymaking and the curriculum, to class, ethnicity and gender, and the ways that they and other social divisions intersect to produce inequalities, this timely publication provides a much-needed contribution to the study of education’s vital role in contemporary society. With examples drawn from such diverse contexts as Australian pre-schools, Finnish higher education institutions and English further education colleges, the text presents students with an international perspective and encourages them to engage critically with some of the core questions that lie at the heart of the topic: what is the purpose of education? who decides what formal education entails? and what impact does education have on both society and individuals? Rachel Brooks’s extensive knowledge of decades of scholarly work in education and sociology ensures the book is academically rigorous throughout, while the final chapter on emerging educational research means it is fully up to date. The text’s accessible style is ideally suited to all those new to the topic and studying the Sociology of Education for the first time, whether this be from departments of sociology, childhood studies, social policy, or a range of other social science disciplines.

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  • A comparative approach that introduces examples from across the world, examining differences between countries and the impact of globalization.
  • Written by an established expert on the topic who is highly respected in the disciplines of both Education and Sociology.
  • Covers the field in its entirety, with an additional chapter on future directions in educational research.
  • Written in an engaging style that will appeal to students with no prior experience of the subject.

1. Education and Society: an Introduction
2. Contested Purposes of Education
3. Policy and Policymaking
4. Globalisation and Education
5. Social Class
6. Gender and Sexuality
7. Race and Ethnicity
8. Age
9. Curriculum and Assessment
10. Teachers and Teaching
11. Types of School
12. Higher Education and Beyond
13. New Directions in Educational Research.
Rachel Brooks’s Education and Society is the sociology of education for the twenty-first century. It is beautifully written, accessible, thoroughly researched and deals with pressing contemporary education issues from multiple sociological perspectives. This book is a must read for all sociologists of education seeking to understand the places, policies and processes of education in our tumultuous globalising times. (Bob Lingard, University of Queensland, Australia)
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Rachel Brooks is Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean at the University of Surrey, UK.

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Rachel Brooks is Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean at the University of Surrey, UK.

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