Educational Sociology

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    Boudon, R. & Cherkaou, M. (Eds.) (2000).   Central currents in social theory. London : Sage Publications.      

       HM 435 C45

Summary:     “Divided into two 4 volume sets, this collection provides a complete guide to social theory from 1700 to the present day. Each set is divided around eight essential issues which are of core concern to social theory: social action and basic processes of interaction; social institutions; social structure; social representations; social change; theoretical orientations; problems in the philosophy of social sciences; sociology's reflections upon itself and its relations with other social sciences. The collections are designed to show how thinking in social theory has changed since 1700 on all of these essential issues and to give a comprehensive and concise guide to the main issues. The editors provide a collection which distils the essence of the key questions so that researchers and advanced students will need to look no further for a guide to the essentials in social theory.”

 

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    Hallinan, M. T. (Ed.). (2000).   Handbook of the sociology of education. New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

       LC 191 H25

Summary:     “Presents a comprehensive overview of the field of education as viewed from a sociological perspective. This title also presents theoretical and empirical research on major educational issues and analyzes the social processes that govern schooling, and the role of schools in and their impact on contemporary society”.

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