The Sociology of Education: A Systematic Analysis

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A comprehensive and cross-cultural look at the sociology of education. The text integrates important and diverse topics in the field by showing how they are related. The Sociology of Education: A Systematic Analysis provides a sociological analysis of education using several theoretical approaches. The authors include practical applications and current educational issues to discuss the structure and processes that make education systems work.

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  • Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:
  • Learn diverse theoretical approaches in the sociology of education
  • Assess important current or emerging topics, including higher education, informal education (“climate” and the “hidden curriculum”), the school environment, education around the world, and educational movements and alternatives
  • Understand how change takes place and what role sociologists play
  • Become involved with educational systems where they can put to use the knowledge available in textbooks

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Jeanne Ballantine is university professor of sociology at Wright State University. She received her masters degree from Columbia University and her PhD from Indiana University. Jeanne has taught in a number of venues including Japan, Brazil, Spain, Italy Rwanda (as a Fulbright scholar), Semester at Sea and Wittenberg University in Ohio. Her primary areas of scholarship are sociology of education, applied sociology, global studies, and global women’s issues. Jeanne has held a number of positions in the professional organizations including International Sociological Association, American Sociological Association, North Central Sociological Association, and Society for Applied Sociology. She has authored 5 books and many articles, and done workshops, especially on faculty development and teaching and learning, in the U.S. and other countries. She is a member of the ASA Departmental Resources Group and does evaluation visits at colleges and universities. Among her many awards is the ASA Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award.

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