Skip to Content

Book Series

Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

Series Editor: Joel Spring

This series focuses on studies of public and private institutions, the media, and academic disciplines that contribute to educating--in the broadest sense--students and the general public. The series welcomes volumes with multicultural perspectives, diverse interpretations, and a range of political points of view from conservative to critical. Books accepted for publication in this series will be written for an academic audience and, in some cases, also for use as supplementary readings in graduate and undergraduate courses.

Topics to be addressed in this series include, but are not limited to, sociocultural, political, and historical studies of

Local, state, national, and international educational systems

Elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities

Public institutions of education such as museums, libraries, and foundations

Computer systems and software as instruments of public education

The popular media as forms of public education

Content areas within the academic study of education, such as curriculum and instruction, psychology, and educational technology

New and Published Books

51-60 of 78 results in Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education
  1. Education Between State, Markets, and Civil Society

    Comparative Perspectives

    Edited by Heinz-Dieter Meyer, William Lowe Boyd

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    *How should education be organized in pluralistic and multicultural societies? *What are the roles in education of civil society, markets, governments, and the family? *How can the idea of the civil society help to reorient education policy discussions that are sometimes stuck in either-or...

    Published May 1st 2001 by Routledge

  2. Title I

    Compensatory Education at the Crossroads

    Edited by Geoffrey D. Borman, Samuel C. Stringfield, Robert E. Slavin

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    This volume presents the most recent research on Title I federal compensatory education programs. Over the past three decades, Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has served as the cornerstone of the federal commitment to equality of opportunity. It is the federal government's...

    Published February 1st 2001 by Routledge

  3. Title I

    Compensatory Education at the Crossroads

    Edited by Geoffrey D. Borman, Samuel C. Stringfield, Robert E. Slavin

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    This volume presents the most recent research on Title I federal compensatory education programs. Over the past three decades, Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has served as the cornerstone of the federal commitment to equality of opportunity. It is the federal government's...

    Published February 1st 2001 by Routledge

  4. Remaining and Becoming

    Cultural Crosscurrents in An Hispano School

    By Shelley Roberts

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    Remaining and Becoming: Cultural Crosscurrents in an Hispano School deals with the politics of identity and the concept of boundaries during a time of rapid change. It investigates how the role of schooling for Hispanos in the Norteño School District (a pseudonym) in Northern New Mexico--a...

    Published January 12th 2001 by Routledge

  5. Remaining and Becoming

    Cultural Crosscurrents in An Hispano School

    By Shelley Roberts

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    Remaining and Becoming: Cultural Crosscurrents in an Hispano School deals with the politics of identity and the concept of boundaries during a time of rapid change. It investigates how the role of schooling for Hispanos in the Norteño School District (a pseudonym) in Northern New Mexico--a...

    Published December 1st 2000 by Routledge

  6. Rethinking Family-school Relations

    A Critique of Parental involvement in Schooling

    By Maria Eulina de Carvalho

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    This book addresses the complications and implications of parental involvement as a policy, through an exploratory theoretical approach, including historical and sociological accounts and personal reflection. This approach represents the author's effort to understand the origins, meanings, and...

    Published October 1st 2000 by Routledge

  7. Permissible Advantage?

    The Moral Consequences of Elite Schooling

    By Alan Peshkin

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    This study of Edgewood Academy--a private, elite college preparatory high school--examines what moral choices look like when they are made by the participants in an exceptionally wealthy school, and what the very existence of a privileged school indicates about American society. It extends...

    Published September 12th 2000 by Routledge

  8. Permissible Advantage?

    The Moral Consequences of Elite Schooling

    By Alan Peshkin

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    This study of Edgewood Academy--a private, elite college preparatory high school--examines what moral choices look like when they are made by the participants in an exceptionally wealthy school, and what the very existence of a privileged school indicates about American society. It extends...

    Published August 1st 2000 by Routledge

  9. Puerto Rican Students in U.s. Schools

    Edited by Sonia Nieto

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    This volume--the first edited book on the education of Puerto Ricans written primarily by Puerto Rican authors--focuses on the history and experiences of Puerto Rican students in the United States by addressing issues of identity, culture, ethnicity, language, gender, social activism, community...

    Published May 13th 2000 by Routledge

  10. Puerto Rican Students in U.s. Schools

    Edited by Sonia Nieto

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    This volume--the first edited book on the education of Puerto Ricans written primarily by Puerto Rican authors--focuses on the history and experiences of Puerto Rican students in the United States by addressing issues of identity, culture, ethnicity, language, gender, social activism, community...

    Published April 1st 2000 by Routledge