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Understanding education : a sociological perspective

Author: Sharon Gewirtz; Alan Cribb
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"These fundamental questions of value are not always seen as central to the sociology of education. However, this book argues that they are pivotal and provides a sophisticated and engaging invitation to the field that is designed to open up such important issues. It draws attention to the many points of disagreement that exist between major thinkers in the sociology of education and the values on which their ideas  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Gewirtz; Alan Cribb
ISBN: 9780745633459 0745633455 0745633447 9780745633442
OCLC Number: 320315663
Description: xii, 232 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Approaching education sociologically --
Understanding education: the role of sociology --
Understanding structure and agency --
Varieties of critique --
Social reproduction --
Knowledge and the curriculum --
Identity --
Teachers' work --
Extending reflexivity in sociology of education.
Responsibility: Sharon Gewirtz and Alan Cribb.

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Who should be educated, when, by whom and how? What purposes should education serve? Why does education matter? These fundamental questions of value are not always seen as central to the sociology of  Read more...

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