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Questions in Aesthetic Education (Rle Edu K)

by H B B Redfern

The Question of what 'aesthetic education' is, or might be, is often a source of incomprehension. This book opens up discussion of a complex, difficult, but highly important topic, and offers an introductory...


The Dark Places of Education (Rle Edu K): With a Collection of Seventy-Eight Reports of School Experiences

by Willi Schohaus

The book is divided into two parts. The first forms a survey of the inadequacies of the Swiss school system in the early twentieth century (but the issues it discusses were universal ones which were just as...


Education for Peace

by Herbert Read

This book deals with the everlasting problem of war and peace. In it, the author argues that mankind must be predisposed for peace by the right kind of education and he discusses how to devise methods of education...


Education, Class Language and Ideology (Rle Edu L)

by Noelle Bisseret

This book presents an analysis of the 'essentialist ideology', which is inherent to class-based societies. The author argues that essentialist ideology is efficient through its unconscious component and is imposed...


Education as a Social Factor (Rle Edu L Sociology of Education)

by Leonard M M Jacks

This volume presents a short survey of education at the beginning of the twentieth century. It considered the main educational agencies of that time, the home, the Church, the school and the university and the...


Education and Poverty (Rle Edu L)

by Philip Robinson

This book describes the attempts that have been made to achieve an educational policy relevant to those most disadvantaged in our society; examines the different ways in which sociologists have conceptualized...


Maladjusted Schooling (Rle Edu L)

by John F F Schostak

The problems this book discusses are the same now as they were 25 years ago: unemployment, poor housing, inadequate facilities, poverty, racism, violence. What is the function of a school in such a situation?...


Divided School (Rle Edu L)

by Peter Woods

In this ethnographic study of a secondary school in the UK, the author presents an incisive account of school life from the various points of view of the pupils, teachers and parents. He describes and analyses...


Sociology and the School (Rle Edu L)

by Peter Woods

This is an introduction to interactionist work in education during the 1970s and 80s. The interactionist viewpoint concentrates on how people construct meanings in the ebb and flow of everyday life - what they...


School Organisation (Rle Edu L): A Sociological Perspective

by William Tyler

The internal organisation of the school touches on many areas of contemporary debate. Is there such a thing as a 'good school'? Are large urban comprehensives necessarily impersonal? Are the charges of indiscipline,...


Community, Hierarchy and Open Education (Rle Edu L)

by Gary Easthope

The book describes the English school, especially the secondary school, as a hierarchical community in which the head-teacher (principal) is an autocratic ruler. After explaining how that particular organisation...


Education (Rle Edu L): Capitalist and Socialist

by Beryl Pring

This book argues that politics, in the sense of the government of our social structure, holds the key to the resolution of educational problems in the early twentieth century; that the teacher will only be relieved...


Pupil Strategies (Rle Edu L): Explorations in the Sociology of the School

by Peter Woods

What do pupils actually do in school? There are remarkably few studies that take the pupils' perspective and reconstruct experience from their point of view within the context of their own cultures and careers....


Teacher Strategies (Rle Edu L): Explorations in the Sociology of the School

by Peter Woods

This book takes as its focus the key interactionist concept of 'strategy', a concept fundamental to many current concerns in the sociology of the school, including the understanding of the links between society...


The Sociology of Educational Inequality (Rle Edu L)

by William Tyler

What is the most significant factor for explaining why some individuals are more successful than others - genetic inheritance, privileged background or luck? Although conventional approaches stress the prime...


Doing Sociology of Education (Rle Edu L)

by Geoffrey Walford

This collection of specially commissioned articles exposes the practical and personal influences on the process of doing sociology of education. All of the authors have been involved in conducting well know...


Life in Public Schools (Rle Edu L)

by Geoffrey Walford

Britain's public (that is, its major independent) schools have a conspicuous role in the country's social system, and as a result are the subject of a long-standing political debate. The discussion is generally...


Privatization and Privilege in Education (Rle Edu L)

by Geoffrey Walford

Can privilege be bought? Arguments have raged over whether private education in the UK is 'the cement in the wall' dividing British society, or whether parental choice is, as has also been argued 'a key component...


Education and the Social Condition (Rle Edu L)

by Harold Silver

This book reviews the educational experience of the 1960s and 1970s and to suggest ways of approaching major contemporary themes such as equality, accountability and standards. The author underlines a nineteenth...


English Education and the Radicals (Rle Edu L): 1780-1850

by Harold Silver

The radicalism of the period from the 1780s to the mid-nineteenth century represented a harnessing of knowledge in protest against injustices and oppression, a pooling of effort to transform society. In this...