The Sociology of Education

Paperback / softback
The Sociology of Education examines the many different and often conflicting goals and visions that both individuals and societies have for schools and for education. * Sets education in its social context and provides broad-based and distinctive coverage of the sociology of education * Focuses on the contemporary United States, but draws upon material from other societies and historical periods * Examines how education operates throughout the lifecourse, even after people have left formal schooling * Looks at how education interacts with other social institutions and how schooling contributes to or detracts from broad patterns of social inequality and privilege * Takes full account of the individual and social goals of schooling