Education: Culture, Economy, and Society

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This book is for everyone concerned with the social study of education, placing it at the center of political and sociological debate about post-industrial societies. The fifty-two papers examine major changes that have taken place in the late twentieth century, giving students a comprehensive introduction to both the nature of these changes and to their interpretation in relation to long-standing debates within education, sociology, and cultural studies.

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A H Halsey is Emeritus Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy. His books include Change in British Society (now in its fourth edition) and Decline of Donnish Dominion, both published by OUP.

Hugh Lauder is Professor of Education at the School of Education, University of Bath.

Phillip Brown is at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

Professor Amy Stuart Wells is at the University of California.

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Halsey and his co-editors describe this book as a third attempt to review the scope and trends of sociological writing on education. The book is divided into six parts, on themes including Education, the Global Economy and the Labour Market; Politics, Markets and School Effectiveness; and
Knowledge, Curriculum and Cultural Politics. In short, there isn't much that is not covered./L.A. Duhs The University of Queensland/ International Journal of Social Economics 25,10 1998.

`excellent overview of the sociology of education.'
Norman Gabriel, University of Abertay, Dundee

`comrephensive and accessible, reasonably priced.'
C.J. Pole, University of Warwick

`ideal book for students to use as a reader.'
P.J. Littleford, De Montfort University

`It is a first class anthology which seeks to emphasise the role of sociology of education as an instrument of enlightenment.'
Aslib Book Guide

`The main strength lies in the coverage of key issues, students will be able to use this text as their baisc reader for the course. It has a well-balanced mixture of older and more recent sources which means it will not date too quickly. I shall be strongly recommending it for purchase.'
Lyn Bryant, University of Plymouth

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