`An essential student-friendly text for Education Studies.'
Dr Gillian Forrester, Subject Head for Education & Early Childhood Studies, Liverpool John Moores University
`Introducing students to the complexities of Education Studies is a difficult task and this book will go a long way to making it easier. I will definitely be recommending this to all my students.'
Kevin Brain, Programme Leader, Education Studies, Leeds Trinity University
This textbook explains the basic principles of sociology and relates these concepts to today's society and education system in order to deepen your understanding of how these issues affect our lives and the world we live in, encouraging you to think critically and to develop a `sociological imagination'.
the wider political and economic context for education in the UK, including an analysis of the reforms of the 2010 coalition government
childhood, schooling and pupil voice
non-traditional consideration of critical pedagogy, `race' and gender
the role of education in a multicultural society
inequalities in educational opportunity in terms of class, ethnicity and disability.
This is essential reading for students on undergraduate Education Studies degrees, and for sociology courses covering educational issues.
Tomas Boronski is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of East London. Nasima Hassan is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of East London.
Sociology and education studies Early sociology of education Developments in sociology of education Critical and radical pedagogies Differential educational attainment and the debate about intelligence Multiculturalism, `race' and power Re-imagining gender roles Inclusion, disability and special educational needs The social construction of childhood Education policy Young people and pupil voice Transformations