SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education

Niklas Luhmann

Education as a Social System

Authors: Baraldi, Claudio, Corsi, Giancarlo

  • Highlights and discusses the relevance of Luhmann’s theory in different areas of education
  • Provides the context to Luhmann’s wide-ranging work
  • Introduces the main concepts that specifically concern the analysis of the Education Systems
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This book provides an insight into the ideas of one of the world’s greatest sociologists: Niklas Luhmann. It explains, in clear and concise language, the basic concepts of Social Systems Theory and their application to the specific case of the Education System, which was considered by Luhmann as a primary subsystem of modern society. It illustrates  the complex and sophisticated thinking that characterises Luhmann’s work and explains that Luhmann’s theory has given an important and original contribution to the study of education from a sociological point of view. His contribution has some resonance in recent social constructionist and relational approaches to education, as well as in studies of educational interaction. In addition, research methodologies, in particular mixed methods strategies, draw heavily on epistemological issues. The book finally argues that educationists can appreciate the extent of Luhmann’s contribution to the field of education, although their perspective cannot be fully harmonised with, nor reduced to, the sociological one. This divergence of perspectives can stimulate pedagogy to call into question its conceptual framework as well its approach to social situations in the classroom.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Why Luhmann Matters to Education

    Baraldi, Claudio (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

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  • Career and Background

    Baraldi, Claudio (et al.)

    Pages 5-9

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  • Social Systems Theory

    Baraldi, Claudio (et al.)

    Pages 11-36

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  • The Education System

    Baraldi, Claudio (et al.)

    Pages 37-59

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  • Structural Conditions of Education

    Baraldi, Claudio (et al.)

    Pages 61-83

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eBook 44,02 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-49975-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 54,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49973-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Niklas Luhmann
Book Subtitle
Education as a Social System
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49975-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49975-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-49973-4
Series ISSN
2211-937X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 127
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