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The Sociology of Education examines the many different and often conflicting goals and visions that both individuals and societies have for schools and for education. * Sets education in its social context and provides broad-based and distinctive coverage of the sociology of education * Focuses on the contemporary United States, but draws upon material from other societies and historical periods * Examines how education operates throughout the lifecourse, even after people have left formal schooling * Looks at how education interacts with other social institutions and how schooling contributes to or detracts from broad patterns of social inequality and privilege * Takes full account of the individual and social goals of schooling
David B. Bills is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Programs in the University of Iowa College of Education and Professor of the Sociology of Education. His publications include The New Modern Times: Factors Reshaping the World of Work (1995) and The Sociology of Education and Work (Blackwell, 2004).
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