Educational Foundations

Sociology of Education

  1. New Directions in Social Theory, Education and Embodiment

    Edited by John Evans, Brian Davies

    This book exemplifies the nurturing spirit of inter-discursive debate with a view to opening up new theoretical and empirical insights, understanding, and engagement, with debates on issues relating to pedagogy, policy, equity and embodiment. From a variety of social science perspectives, an...

    Published May 6th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Knowledge and Knowers

    Towards a realist sociology of education

    By Karl Maton

    We live in ‘knowledge societies’ and work in ‘knowledge economies’, but accounts of social change treat knowledge as homogeneous and neutral. While knowledge should be central to educational research, it focuses on processes of knowing and condemns studies of knowledge as essentialist. This book...

    Published August 14th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Basil Bernstein

    The thinker and the field

    By Rob Moore

    Basil Bernstein: The Thinker and the Field provides a comprehensive introduction to the work of Basil Bernstein, demonstrating his distinctive contribution to social theory by locating it within the historical context of the development of the sociology of education and Sociology in Britain....

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Education and Masculinities

    Social, cultural and global transformations

    By Chris Haywood, Mairtin Mac an Ghaill

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    Across media, academy and popular culture in western societies there is much talk of an implosion of the modern gender order. Education is often presented as a key site in which a crisis of masculinity is played out, and schools have become a focus for practical attempts to reconcile social and...

    Published June 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Working-Class Minority Students' Routes to Higher Education

    By Roberta Espinoza

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    While stories of working-class and minority students overcoming obstacles to attend and graduate from college tend to emphasize the individualistic and meritocratic aspect, this book - based in extensive empirical study of American high school classrooms, and in theories of social and cultural...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Resegregation of Schools

    Education and Race in the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Jamel K. Donnor, Adrienne Dixson

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    Access to a quality education remains the primary mechanism for improving one’s life chances in the United States, and for children of color, a “good education” is particularly linked to their individual and collective well-being. Despite the popular perception that America is in a “post-racial”...

    Published May 6th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Education – An Anatomy of the Discipline

    Rescuing the university project?

    By John Furlong

    Education – An Anatomy of the Discipline focuses on the development of the discipline of education, how it is understood and practised in contemporary universities, and the potential threats to its future. As the author, John Furlong argues, disciplines are not only intellectually coherent fields...

    Published March 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Politics of Knowledge in Education

    By Elizabeth Rata

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This book explores the decline of the teaching of epistemic, conceptual knowledge in schools, its replacement with everyday social knowledge, and its relation to changes in the division of labor within the global economy. It argues that the emphasis on social knowledge in postmodern and social...

    Published April 17th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Knowledge, Pedagogy and Society

    International Perspectives on Basil Bernstein's Sociology of Education

    Edited by Daniel Frandji, Philippe Vitale

    Over the course of the late-twentieth century Basil Bernstein pioneered an original approach to educational phenomena, taking seriously questions regarding the transmission, distribution and transformation of knowledge as no other before had done. Arguing tirelessly for change, more than any other...

    Published March 7th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Educational Inequalities

    Difference and Diversity in Schools and Higher Education

    Edited by Kalwant Bhopal, Uvanney Maylor

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    While there is considerable literature on social inequality and education, there is little recent work which explores notions of difference and diversity in relation to "race," class and gender. This edited text aims to bring together researchers in the field of education located across many...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  11. Rethinking School Bullying

    Dominance, Identity and School Culture

    By Ronald B. Jacobson

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This book takes a new angle on a much-studied phenomenon, focusing on the role of domination and identity construction, understanding and self-knowledge, moral transformation and the social community, systems of training and hierarchy used by schooling, and the role they play in...

    Published December 11th 2012 by Routledge

  12. Diversity, Intercultural Encounters, and Education

    Edited by Susana Gonçalves, Markus A. Carpenter

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This book concerns the challenges and tensions rising from mass migration flows, unbalanced north-south and east-west relations and the increasing multicultural nature of society. The scope of the book’s theme is global, addressing diversity and identity, intercultural encounters and conflict, and...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  13. Language, Literacy, and Pedagogy in Postindustrial Societies

    The Case of Black Academic Underachievement

    By Paul C. Mocombe, Carol Tomlin

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    In postindustrial economies such as the United States and Great Britain, the black/white achievement gap is perpetuated by an emphasis on language and language skills, with which black American and black British-Caribbean youths often struggle. This work analyzes the nature of educational pedagogy...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  14. Religion in Education

    Innovation in International Research

    Edited by Joyce Miller, Kevin O'Grady, Ursula McKenna

    Series: Routledge Research in Religion and Education

    This volume explores numerous themes (including the influence of ethnography on religious education research and pedagogy, the interpretive approach to religious education, the relationship between research and classroom practice in religious education), providing a critique of contemporary...

    Published March 19th 2013 by Routledge

  15. Gender, Class and Education (Routledge Revivals)

    By Stephen Walker, Len Barton

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1983, Gender, Class and Education is a collection of papers that formed presentations at the Westhill Sociology of Education Conference in January 1982, and is the fifth such collection to emerge from the annual conference. The conference theme, ‘Race, Class and Gender’, was not...

    Published August 31st 2012 by Routledge

  16. Health Education

    Critical perspectives

    Edited by Katie Fitzpatrick, Richard Tinning

    Series: Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics

    Health Education: Critical perspectives provides a socio-cultural and critical approach to health education. The book draws together international experts in the fields of health and education who deconstruct contemporary discourses and practices, and re-imagine a health education that both...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  17. Education, Social Background and Cognitive Ability

    The decline of the social

    By Gary N. Marks

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    Are socioeconomic inequalities in education declining? Is socioeconomic background becoming less important for people’s occupational class or status? How important is cognitive ability for education and later occupational outcomes? How do countries differ in the importance of socioeconomic...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  18. Theorizing Social Class and Education

    Edited by Diane Reay, Carol Vincent

    Theorizing Social Class and Education presents a selection of writing on class analysis within sociology of education as it has evolved over the last decade both in the UK, and internationally. Moving from a narrow focus on class position and categorisation, to a much broader view on behaviours,...

    Published August 21st 2013 by Routledge

  19. The Politics of Knowledge in Education

    By Elizabeth Rata

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This book explores the decline of the teaching of epistemic, conceptual knowledge in schools, its replacement with everyday social knowledge, and its relation to changes in the division of labor within the global economy. It argues that the emphasis on social knowledge in postmodern and social...

    Published June 4th 2013 by Routledge

  20. Race, Ethnography and Education

    Edited by Rodney K Hopson, Adrienne D Dixson

    This book focuses on race and ethnography, and in particular, it addresses two significant issues. Firstly, leading thinkers and emerging scholars in the field explicate the complicated nature of race intersections, theories, and meanings in educational ethnography. The ethnographic accounts...

    Published June 30th 2013 by Routledge

  21. L.S. Vygotsky and Education

    By Luis C. Moll

    Series: Routledge Key Ideas in Education

    Vygotsky’s legacy in education is enduring and prolific, influencing educational research and scholarship in areas as far ranging child development, language and literacy development, bilingual education, and learning disabilities to name but a few. In this accessible, introductory volume, renowned...

    Published July 15th 2013 by Routledge

  22. Negotiating Ethical Challenges in Youth Research

    Edited by Kitty te Riele, Rachel Brooks

    Series: Critical Youth Studies

    Negotiating Ethical Challenges in Youth Research brings together contributors from across the world to explore real-life ethical dilemmas faced by researchers working with young people in a range of social science disciplines. Unlike literature that tends to discuss youth research at an abstracted...

    Published November 19th 2012 by Routledge

  23. Corporatism, Social Control, and Cultural Domination in Education: From the Radical Right to Globalization

    The Selected Works of Joel Spring

    By Joel Spring

    Series: World Library of Educationalists

    Starting with the 1972 publication of his seminal work, Education and the Rise of the Corporate State, Joel Spring has been documenting and analyzing the politics of knowledge and education. Throughout his work he has explored the attempts to use education to advance the economic and political...

    Published November 26th 2012 by Routledge

  24. Bourdieu and the Field of Education Policy

    Understanding globalization, mediatization, implementation

    By Bob Lingard, Shaun Rawolle

    The work of the late French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has had huge impact on the social sciences and the field of education studies. Within education, however, the main focus has been his early work on the reproduction of inequality through schooling which as made effective usage of his concepts...

    To Be Published December 31st 2014 by Routledge

  25. Raising Literacy Achievement in High-Poverty Schools

    An Evidence-Based Approach

    By Eithne Kennedy

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This book shares lessons gleaned from a two-year intervention in a high-poverty school, which was highly successful in significantly narrowing the literacy achievement gap and in raising children’s motivation and engagement in literacy both inside and outside school. Kennedy argues that there is...

    Published January 12th 2014 by Routledge

  26. Social Inequalities (Re)formed

    Consulting pupils about learning

    By Madeleine Arnot, Diane Reay

    The increasing international interest in pupil consultation has been partly fuelled by the encouragement of personalised/individualised learning strategies and the involvement of pupils in their learning. Drawing on an in-depth study which consulted eight to fourteen year old pupils from...

    To Be Published December 31st 2014 by Routledge

  27. Social Theory and Education Research

    Understanding Foucault, Habermas,Bourdieu and Derrida

    Edited by Mark Murphy

    Although education researchers have drawn on the work of a wide diversity of theorists, a number of these have been of particular significance to education. While the likes of Karl Marx, Antonio Gramsci, John Dewey and Paulo Freire influenced previous generations of educational theorists, much of...

    Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge

  28. Systems of Reason and the Politics of Schooling

    School Reform and Sciences of Education in the Tradition of Thomas S. Popkewitz

    Edited by Miguel Pereyra, Barry Franklin

    Series: Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

    The 1980s were an important decade for educational inquiry. It was the moment of the “linguistic turn,” with its emphasis on the role of language as a constructor of reality, a structuring agent for institutions such as schools, and a medium for translating knowledge into elements of power for...

    To Be Published April 30th 2014 by Routledge

  29. Educational Leadership and Pierre Bourdieu

    By Pat Thomson

    Series: Critical Studies in Educational Leadership, Management and Administration

    Bringing Bourdieu to the study of Education Management, Leadership and Administration assumes a normative opposition to a meritocratic view of education. Through a lifetime’s explication of the ways in which schooling both produces and reproduces the status quo, Bourdieu offers a powerful critique...

    To Be Published December 31st 2014 by Routledge

  30. Foucault, Power, and Education

    By Stephen J. Ball

    Series: Routledge Key Ideas in Education

    Foucault, Power, and Education invites internationally renowned scholar Stephen J. Ball to reflect on the importance and influence of Foucault on his work in educational policy. By focusing on some of the ways Foucault has been placed in relation to educational questions or questions about...

    Published December 9th 2012 by Routledge

  31. The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education

    Edited by Michael W. Apple, Stephen J. Ball, Luis Armando Gandin

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks of Education

    This collection brings together many of the world’s leading sociologists of education to explore and address key issues and concerns within the discipline. The thirty-seven newly commissioned chapters draw upon theory and research to provide new accounts of contemporary educational processes,...

    Published March 1st 2011 by Routledge