Sociology Of Education
Sociology of Education
Researching and studying how social
institutions and individuals' experiences affect educational processes and social
development. Education and society and the social foundations of education. The
multidimensionality of education as an institution. David
Emile Durkheim's focus on the moral and social aspects of education.
The sociology of education is a area within
sociology and cuts across many other disciplines. The dilemmas and opportunities facing
contemporary theories of gender and education. Durkheim's desire to integrate practical
and theoretical aspects of education.
Unit for the Sociology of Education - RUSE in Finland specialises in research on
the sociology of education and education policy.
American Educational Research Association is concerned with improving the
educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education. AERA is the
most prominent international professional organization.
Sociology of Education - The American
The journal presents a balance of papers examining all stages and all types of education.
British Journal of Sociology of Education
Publishes academic articles from throughout the world which contribute to both theory and empirical evidence research in the sociology of
education. It attempts to reflect the variety of perspectives current in the field.
Studies in Sociology of Education
Publisher: Routledge - This international journal seeks to publish material from current
research projects in the sociology of education from around the world.
Of Education Bibliography
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Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates. Chicago: Aldine
Lortie, Dan. 1975.
Schoolteacher: A Sociological Study: Univ. of Chicago Press.
Stodolsky, Susan. 1988. The
Subject Matters. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press.
Barr and Dreeben. 1983. How
Schools Work. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press.
Metz, Mary. 1978. Classrooms and
Corridors: The Crisis of Authority in Desegregated Schools. Berkeley: University of
Arum, Richard and Irenee R.
Beattie, eds. 2000. The Structure of Schooling: Readings in the Sociology of Education.
London: Mayfield Press. (Highly recommended as introductory/overview text).
Boocock, Sarane S. 1973.
"The School as a Social Environment for Learning: Social Organization and
Micro-Social Process in Education." Sociology of Education 46: 15-50.Bidwell, Charles
and Friedkin, Noah. 1988. "The Sociology of Education." Pp. 449-471 in Neil J.
Smelser (ed.), Handbook of Sociology. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publishing Co.
Dreeben, Robert. 1994. "The
Sociology of Education: Its Development om the United States," pp. 7-52 in Research
in Sociology of Education and Socialization, vol 16. Aaron Pallas (ed.). Greenwich CT: JAI
Bidwell, Charles and Yasumoto, Jeff. 1999. "The Collegial Focus: Teaching Fields,
Colleague Relationships, and Instructional Practice in American High Schools."
Sociology of Education 72, 4: 234-256.
Hurn, Christopher. 1985. "Changes in Authority Relationships in Schools
1960-1980." Research in Sociology of Education and Socialization 5: 31-57. (Reader)
Friedkin, Noah, Scott L. Thomas. 1997. "Social
Positions in Schooling." Sociology of Education, 70: 239-256.
Gamoran, Adam. 1987. "The Stratification of High School Learning Opportunities."
Sociology of Education 60: 135-156.
Hallinan, Maureen. 1994. "Tracking, From Theory to Practice" & "Further
Thoughts on Tracking." Sociology of Education, 67: 79-83 & 89-90.
Stevenson, David, Katherine Schiller, and Barbara Schnieder. 1993. "Sequences of
Opportunities for Learning." Sociology of Education 67, 3: 184-198.
Schiller, Kathryn S. 1999. "Effects of Feeder Patterns on Students Transition to High
School." Sociology of Education 72, 1: 216-233.
Hallinan, Maureen and Aage Sorenson. 1986. "Student Characteristics and Assignment to
Ability Groups: Two Conceptual Formulations." Sociological Quarterly 27(1): 1-13.
Kerckhoff, Alan C. 1993. Diverging Pathways: Social
Structure and Career Deflections." Cambridge.
Lucas, Samuel R. 1999. Tracking Inequality: Stratification
and Mobility in American High Schools. New York: Teachers College Press. (highly
recommended to graduate students with general statistics background)
"Structural Models of Organizational Careers: A Critical Review and New
Directions." In Social Mobility and Social
Structure, pp. 272-307. Ronald Breiger, editor. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Gamoran, Adam. 1986. "Instructional and Institutional Effects of Ability
Grouping." Sociology of Education 59: 185-198.
Rosenholtz, Susan J. and Stephen Rosenholtz. 1981. "Classroom Organization and the
Perception of Ability." Sociology of Education 54: 132-140.
Yair, Gad. 2000. "Educational Battefields in America: The Tug of War Over StudentsĖ
Engagement With Instruction." Sociology of Education 73: 247-269. (Reader)
Hallinan, Maureen T. 1976. "Friendship Patterns in Open and Traditional
Classrooms." Sociology of Education 49: 254-265. (Reader)
Hallinan, Maureen T. and Nancy Tuma. 1978. "Classroom Effects on Change in
ChildrenĖs Friendships." Sociology of Education 51: 270-282.
Quiroz, Pamela. Nilda Gonzales, and Kenneth Frank. 1996. "Carving a Niche in the High
School Social Structure: Formal and Informal Constraints on Participation in the
Extra-Curriculum." Research in Sociology of Education and Socialization 11: 93-120.
Kinney, David A. 1993. "From Nerds to Normals: The Recovery of Identity Among
Adolescents from Middle School to High School." Sociology of Education 66, 1: 21-40.
Eder, Donna. 1986. "The Cycle of Popularity: Interpersonal Relations Among Female
Adolescents." Sociology of Education 58, 3: 154-166. (Reader)
Carbonaro, William. 1998. "A Little Help From My FriendĖs Parents: Intergenerational
Closure and Educational Outcomes." Sociology of Education 71: 295-313.
DiMaggio, Paul and John Mohr. 1985. "Cultural Capital,
Educational Attainment, and Marital Selection." American Journal of Sociology 90, 6:
Lareau, Annette. 1987. "Social Class and Family-School Relationships: The Importance
of Cultural Capital." Sociology of Education 56: 73-85.
Lareau, Annette and Erin McNamara Horvat. 1999. "Moments of Social Inclusion and
Exclusion: Race, Class, and Cultural Capital in Family-School Relationships."
Sociology of Education 72, 1: 37-53.