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Education and training.

Author: Tony Lawson; Tim Heaton; Anne Brown
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Skills-based sociology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats
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This book is designed to help students practice the skills they need to demonstrate in their exams, namely knowledge, interpretation, & application & evaluation, while bringing them up-to-date with developments in the sociology of education.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Lawson; Tim Heaton; Anne Brown
ISBN: 9780230217928 0230217923
OCLC Number: 421780976
Notes: Previous edition: Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1996.
Description: x, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction.- Educational Policy and Systems.- Changes in Curriculum and Assessment.- Changes in Policy and Structure.- Explaining Class Differences in Educational Achievement.- Explaining Gender Differences in Educational Achievement.- Explaining Ethnic Differences in Educational Achievement.- Functionalist Explanations of the Role of Education and Training.- Conflict and Postmodern Explanations of the Role of Education and Training.- References.- Index.
Series Title: Skills-based sociology.

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