Canadian-only ProductSociology of Education:An Introductory View from Canada, 2nd Edition

By Joyce Barakett, Ailie Cleghorn

Published by Pearson Education Canada

Published Date: Apr 9, 2007

Description

This book is written for undergraduate students who seek a sociological understanding of the educational process.  It is written especially  for students in education or sociology who, as future educators, need to be knowledgeable about current sociological debates in education in general, and in Canadian education in particular.  In this new edition, students will learn about sociological concepts and theoretical perspectives that will allow them to understand the ways in which formal and informal aspects of the educational system are connected to many sectors of society, including the political, economic, legal, and religious realms. 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Nature of Sociological Inquiry and the Study of Schools: The Scope of the Field

Chapter Objectives

Sociological Concepts

The History of Education in Canada: Whose History?

The Canadian Educational System in an International Context

Research in Sociology of Education

Summary/Conclusions

Key Terms

Educational Issues and Questions for Discussion

Recommended Readings/References

 

Chapter 2: Theories of Schooling and Society

Chapter Objectives

What is Theory?

Origins of Sociology of Education

Theories of Schooling and Society

Summary/Conclusions

Key Terms

Educational Issues and Questions for Discussion

Recommended Readings/References

 

Chapter 3: The Organization of Teaching and Learning

Chapter Objectives

The School as a Formal Organization

Attempts to Reform the Organization of Teaching and Learning

The Policy Context of Canadian Schools

The Teaching Profession, Teachers' Roles, and Teacher Groups

Canadian Trends in Teacher Education

Approaches to Teaching: Two Distinct Models

Summary/Conclusions

Key Terms

Educational Issues and Questions for Discussion

Recommended Reading/References

 

Chapter 4: Critical Perspectives on the Politics of Teaching and Pedagogy

Chapter Objectives

The Politics of Teaching

Teaching and Pedagogy

Paulo Freire

Critiques of Freire

Critical Pedagogy

The Alternate School

Critique of The Alternate School

Feminist Pedagogy

Anti-Racist Pedagogies

Summary/Conclusions

Key Terms

Educational Issues and Questions for Discussion

Recommended Readings/References

 

Chapter 5: The School as an Informal System of Socialization

Chapter Objectives

Theories of Socialization

Teacher Expectations

Moral and Political Socialization

The Hidden Curriculum

The Peer Group and Popular Culture

Implications for Teacher Education

Summary/Conclusions

Key Terms

Educational Issues and Questions for Discussion

Recommended Readings/References

 

Chapter 6: Globalization, Schooling, Technology, and the Curriculum

Chapter Objectives

Globalization

Is There a Need for Global and Technological Literacy?  What About Social Literacy?

Summary/Conclusions

Key Terms

Educational Issues and Questions for Discussion

Recommended Readings/References

 

Glossary

Weblinks

Bibliography

Index

 

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ISBN-10: 0-13-225549-9

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-225549-3

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