The International Handbook on the Sociology of Education: An International Assessment of New Research and Theory

by Carlos Alberto Torres (Editor), Ari Antikainen (Editor)
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The twentieth century has been marked by the expansion of educational opportunities worldwide. It has been the century of education, and the role of the state in the promotion of public education has been decisive. Yet, at the millennium's turn efforts to diminish the role of the state are rapidly changing education, especially in terms of its role in democracy. This comprehensive handbook offers a fresh view of the social context of education, outlining the challenges as well as the advances in public and private education systems. The book offers a systematic account of current social theory and methodologies, applied perspectives on the development of education in many regions of the world, and compares key themes such as access, school choice, equity, and educational performance.

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Siikka Aapola (Collaborator), Jason Chang (Collaborator), A B. Dijkstra (Collaborator), Jaap Dronkers (Collaborator), Tuula Gordon (Collaborator), Honario Martin Izquierdo (Collaborator), Ingrid Jonsson (Collaborator), Steve Jordan (Collaborator), Yaacov J. Katz (Collaborator), John P. Keeves (Collaborator), Katja Komonen (Collaborator), David Konstantinovski (Collaborator), Alkistis Kontoyianni (Collaborator), Elina Lahelma (Collaborator), Peter Lang (Collaborator), David MacLennan (Collaborator), Isabel Menezes (Collaborator), Almudena Moreno Minguez (Collaborator), Martin D. Munk (Collaborator), Sean Neill (Collaborator), Jules Peschar (Collaborator), Sally Power (Collaborator), Arja Puurula (Collaborator), Zhang Renjie (Collaborator), Shlomo Romi (Collaborator), Lawrence J. Saha (Collaborator), Antonio Teodoro (Collaborator), Raf Vanderstraeten (Collaborator), Lisa Vasileiou (Collaborator), Lennart Vriens (Collaborator), Geoff Whitty (Collaborator), Gad Yair (Collaborator)
Publication date
December 10, 2002
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Page count
384
ISBN
9781461714323
Paper ISBN
9780742517691