A Discipline Divided: Sociology in American High Schools

A Discipline Divided: Sociology in American High Schools

By: Michael DeCesare (author)Hardback

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Bringing together literature on the sociology of sociology and research on the teaching of sociology,A Discipline Divided applies these insights to high school sociology courses from 1911-2001. Michael DeCesare explores how, on one hand, teachers have consistently taught social problems with an eye toward developing good citizens, while on the other hand, sociologists have pushed for scientific sociology in the high school classroom.

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Michael DeCesare is assistant professor of sociology at California State University, Northridge.


Chapter 1 The Sociological Context of Pedagogical Practices Chapter 2 Teachers' Two Pillars: Social Problems and Citizenship Education Chapter 3 The Emergence of the "Prejudice Reduction Course" Chapter 4 Fifty Years of Confusion Chapter 5 Consensus: Sociology as a "Science of Human Behavior" Chapter 6 The Future of High School Sociology

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/06/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780739117316
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 164
  • ID: 9780739117316
  • weight: 376
  • ISBN10: 0739117319

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