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Coleman, James S. 1926-1995

Works: 263 works in 1,151 publications in 9 languages and 24,750 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Longitudinal studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: HM24, 301.018
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Most widely held works by James S Coleman
Foundations of social theory by James S Coleman( Book )

68 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hier haben wir eine Rarität in der Soziologie vor uns: eine kohärente, scharfsinnige Analyse der ganzen Vielfalt von Kernproblemen der Disziplin - das Selbst, individuelle und soziale Entscheidung, Familie, Normen, Herrschaft, Macht, kollektives Handeln, Bürokratie, Revolution -, die überzeugend und präzise genug ist, um formale Modelle zur Dynamik sozialer Systeme zu ermöglichen." Michael T. Hannan, Cornell University Die dritte Auflage des Bandes (59795-0) ist ab Juli 2010 lieferbar
The adolescent society; the social life of the teenager and its impact on education by James S Coleman( Book )

56 editions published between 1961 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High school achievement : public, Catholic, and private schools compared by James S Coleman( Book )

12 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public and private high schools : the impact of communities by James S Coleman( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to mathematical sociology by James S Coleman( Book )

37 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Union democracy; the internal politics of the International Typographical Union by Seymour Martin Lipset( Book )

29 editions published between 1956 and 1977 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The asymmetric society by James S Coleman( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and German and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power and the structure of society by James S Coleman( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and German and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resources for social change: race in the United States by James S Coleman( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book draws together some of the emerging theories of directed social change for application to a particular problem: the social, economic, and political positions of Negroes in the United States. An orientation towards social problems, which sees change as a consequence of man's action and thus potentially under his control, has led to the emergence of approaches to social change which may be termed "theories of directed social change." These theories conflict with one another because they differ sharply in the resources they take as prime movers for change. Yet, taken together, they do provide some increment to knowledge both in terms of the kinds of resources that are relevant to social change and the ways these resources are converted to the desired products of change. The book makes no attempt to resolve the conflicts that arise and, thus, to lay out a positive program of change. It attempts to provide a social accounting framework that can show what knowledge is required, and that can use the required knowledge, when it becomes available--as an aid to social policy at all levels of social action. This book grew out of a paper that was prepared for a conference on Race and the Social Sciences at the University of Michigan in October, 1967. The present book is an enlargement and modification of that paper using data from a number of sources to add to the analysis. (Author/JM)
Qualitative and quantitative social research : papers in honor of Paul F. Lazarsfeld by Robert King Merton( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equality of educational opportunity by James S Coleman( Book )

22 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"OE-38001" and "OE-38001 (Supplement)""A publication of the National Center for Educational Statistics."Bound in 2 parts; the second part has special t.p.: Supplemental appendix to the survey; section 9.10/correlation tables
Equality and achievement in education by James S Coleman( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parents, teachers, and children : prospects for choice in American education by James S Coleman( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen authors, from many different backgrounds, offer their observations about American education and about American society in general. The articles focus on educational alternatives in the past and present systems of American education. Subjects covered include: historical perspectives on American education, teacher attitudes toward public education, parent and community views on education, cultural pluralism and education, the funding of public education, voucher systems, parochial education, and other opportunities for educational choice. Two appendices include a model statute designed to further integration and a friend-of-the-court brief filed in the Crawford V. Los Angeles Unified School District desegregation case of 1977. (Author/JK)
Parents, their children, and schools by Barbara L Schneider( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parental involvement with children at home, in school, and in the community is one of the most important factors in educational success. Yet we know very little about the most effective approaches to parental intervention. Moreover, not all parents have the same resources or opportunities to act on the educational expectations they have for their children. This book examines the resources available to parents and the actions parents can take to further their children's education. It is the first study of the subject based on major survey data, drawing from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 - a national survey of 26,000 eighth graders, their parents, teachers, and school administrators. The authors explore several important debates, including the extent to which parental involvement can mitigate the constraints of poverty for minorities and disadvantaged students, school choice and equality of educational opportunity, and the effects that school-sponsored activities involving parents have on educational performance. Certain to change the thinking of educators and policymakers, this book is essential reading for scholars and parents as well
The mathematics of collective action by James S Coleman( Book )

34 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philosophers, social scientists, and laymen have used two perspectives in analyzing social action. One sees man's action as the result of causal forces, and the other sees action as purposive and goal directed. Mathematical treatment of social action has shown this same dichotomy. Some models of behavior describe a causal process, in which there is no place for intention or purpose. Most stochastic models of behavior, whether individual or group, are like this. Another body of work, however, employs purpose, anticipation of some future state, and action designed to maximize the proximity to some goal. Classical microeconomic theory, statistical decision theory, and game theory exemplify this direction. This book examines these two directions of work, and makes original contributions to the second. An introductory chapter outlines these two bodies of work, and casts them in a common frame, to display their similarities and differences. Chapter 2 reviews at length recent work in stochastic processes that makes up the first body of work, which sees social action as the resultant of causal forces. The remaining chapters develop a mathematical framework for the study of systems of social action using a purposive theoretical base. These chapters are designed particularly to contribute to the study of collective decisions, a form of social action that has proved particularly challenging to theoretical analysis. First published in 1973, this became a significant work both in problem solving and in the future career of the author. It is of continuing importance to researchers and students interested in statistical analysis."--Provided by publisher
Community conflict by James S Coleman( Book )

18 editions published between 1900 and 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on earlier studies of communities under stress, research on social organization and psychological research, this review attempts to clarify recurrent patterns as they are affected by the setting and initiation of controversy, the dynamics of controversy and factors during the course of controversy. Bibliography included
Adolescents and the schools by James S Coleman( Book )

9 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes problems of educating young people in view of the social, political and economic demands of modern society
Social theory for a changing society by Pierre Bourdieu( Book )

13 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redesigning American education by James S Coleman( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on several principles of sociological theory, James S. Coleman and his colleagues construct a new design for American schooling. The authors present compelling evidence on the deficits of our educational system compared to other countries, arguing that the problems are the result of inappropriate incentives for teachers, students, and parents. Asserting that most American school systems are driven by administrative needs, the authors propose school designs that would shift the focus to student achievement output as the driving force behind public education. The move from an adminis
Research for tomorrow's schools: disciplined inquiry for education; report by National Academy of Education( Book )

9 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Foundations of social theory
The adolescent society; the social life of the teenager and its impact on educationThe asymmetric societyPower and the structure of societyQualitative and quantitative social research : papers in honor of Paul F. LazarsfeldParents, their children, and schoolsThe mathematics of collective actionRedesigning American education
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コールマン, J. S.

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