The Sociology of Education: A Systematic Analysis

The Sociology of Education: A Systematic Analysis

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine;Floyd M. Hammack
  • Publish Date: 2011-06-22


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A comprehensive and cross-cultural look at the sociology of education. The text integrates important and diverse topics in the field by showing how they are related. The Sociology of Education: A Systematic Analysis provides a sociological analysis of education using several theoretical approaches. The authors include practical applications and current educational issues to discuss the structure and processes that make education systems work.

Learning Goals

  • Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:
  • Learn diverse theoretical approaches in the sociology of education
  • Assess important current or emerging topics, including higher education, informal education (“climate” and the “hidden curriculum”), the school environment, education around the world, and educational movements and alternatives
  • Understand how change takes place and what role sociologists play
  • Become involved with educational systems where they can put to use the knowledge available in textbooks

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