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Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research

Handbook of the Sociology of Education in the 21st Century

Editors: Schneider, Barbara (Ed.)

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  • Provides holistic coverage of the role of the family in their children’s education from pre-school through postsecondary education
  • Pays attention to the changes in the organization of schooling including variations in types of schools and their links and consequences on various student outcomes
  • Provides comprehensive and deeper focus on the changing landscape of higher education institutions and their respective populations
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This handbook unifies access and opportunity, two key concepts of sociology of education, throughout its 25 chapters. It explores today’s populations rarely noticed, such as undocumented students, first generation college students, and LGBTQs; and emphasizing the intersectionality of gender, race, ethnicity and social class. Sociologists often center their work on the sources and consequences of inequality. This handbook, while reviewing many of these explanations, takes a different approach, concentrating instead on what needs to be accomplished to reduce inequality. A special section is devoted to new methodological work for studying social systems, including network analyses and school and teacher effects. Additionally, the book explores the changing landscape of higher education institutions, their respective populations, and how labor market opportunities are enhanced or impeded by differing postsecondary education pathways. Written by leading sociologists and rising stars in the field, each of the chapters is embedded in theory, but contemporary and futuristic in its implications. This Handbook serves as a blueprint for identifying new work for sociologists of education and other scholars and policymakers trying to understand many of the problems of inequality in education and what is needed to address them.  

About the authors

Barbara Schneider is the John A. Hannah Chair and Distinguished Professor in the College of Education and Department of Sociology at MSU. She is the principal investigator of the College Ambition Program (CAP), a study that tests a model for promoting a STEM college-going culture in two high schools that encourages adolescents to pursue STEM majors in college and occupations in these fields. She worked for 18 years at University of Chicago, holding positions as a professor in Sociology and Human Development and senior researcher at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC). She remains a senior fellow at NORC, where she is the principal investigator of the Center for Advancing Research and Communication in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. She uses a sociological lens to understand societal conditions and interpersonal interactions that create norms and values that enhance human and social capital. Her research focuses on how the social contexts of schools and families influence the academic and social well being of adolescents as they move into adulthood. Professor Schneider has published 15 books and over 100 articles and reports on family, social context of schooling, and sociology of knowledge. She recently was the editor of Sociology of Education.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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eBook 101,14 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76694-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 168,79 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76692-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of the Sociology of Education in the 21st Century
Editors
  • Barbara Schneider
Series Title
Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76694-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76694-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76692-8
Series ISSN
1389-6903
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVII, 597
Number of Illustrations
36 b/w illustrations
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