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Routledge Education Author of the Month August 2010: Alan Sadovnik

Alan Sadovnik

Drawing from classic and contemporary scholarship for the second edition of the comprehensive and bestselling reader Sociology of Education, noted sociologist Alan R. Sadovnik has chosen readings that examine current issues and reflect diverse theoretical approaches to studying the effects of schooling and society. Through full, rather than excerpted primary source readings, students have the opportunity to read sociological research as it is written and engage in critical analyses of readings in their entirety. Including comprehensive section introductions, questions for reflection and discussion, and suggested readings, Sociology of Education will stimulate student thinking about the important roles that schools play in contemporary society and their ability to solve fundamental social, economic and political problems.

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Alan R. Sadovnik is Professor of Education, Sociology and Public Administration and Affairs at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, where he is the Coordinator of the Educational Policy track of the Ph.D. Program in Urban Systems and Co-Director of the Institute on Educational Law and Policy and the Newark Schools Research Collaborative. He received his B.A. in sociology from Queens College of the City University of New York and his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from New York University. From 1984-2000, he was Assistant Professor of Education and from 1996-1999 Dean of the School of Education at Adelphi University. He is former Chair of the AERA Sociology of Education SIG and has served as the Program Chair for the Sociology of Education SIG and the Sociology of Education Section of ASA. He is currently on the editorial boards of The American Education Research Journal, Teachers College Record, History of Educational Quarterly and The Urban Review and was on the boards of Sociology of Education and Educational Foundations.

He was awarded the American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Award in 1995, 1999 and 2002, and the American Sociological Association Willard Waller Award in 1993. He is the author of Equity and Excellence in Higher Education (1995); coauthor of Exploring Education: An Introduction to the Foundations of Education (1994, 2001, 2006); editor of Knowledge and Pedagogy: The Sociology of Basil Bernstein (1995) and Sociology of Education: A Critical Reader (2007, 2010); and coeditor of Exploring Society (1987), International Handbook of Educational Reform (1992), Implementing Educational Reform: Sociological Perspectives on Educational Reform (1995), “Schools of Tomorrow,” Schools of Today: What Happened to Progressive Education (1999), Sociology and Education: An Encyclopedia (2002), Founding Mothers and Others: Women Educational Leaders During the Progressive Era (2002), No Child Left Behind and the Reduction of the Achievement Gap: Sociological Perspectives on Federal Educational Policy (2008 and Toolkits, Translation Devices and Conceptual Accounts: Essays on Basil Bernstein's Sociology of Knowledge (2010). He is coeditor, with Susan F. Semel, of the "History of Schools and Schooling Series" at Peter Lang Publishing, the "Palgrave Series in Urban Education" at Palgrave-MacMillan and the "Schooling Around the World Series" at Greenwood Press.

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