A Sociology of Educating

by Roland Meighan

A Sociology of Educating Synopsis

Intended to stimulate sociologically informed thinking about educating, this book has become firmly established in its field, winning places on reading lists for Education Studies, Initial Teacher Training and Continuing Professional Development courses. The book begins with a light-hearted taste of sociology, and then goes on to explorefive key areas of education: - the hidden curriculum - ideologies of educating - sociological perspectives and the study of education - educational life chances, and - the next learning system. This new edition includes sections on personalized learning, progressive education, and the impact of assessment on pupils. It also comes with a new chapter The Discourses of Education. Roland Meighan is a former Special Professor of Education, University of Nottingham, UKand Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham, UK. Clive Harber is Professor of Education and Head of the School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK. He brings with him expertise in the field of International Education and Educational Development With contributions by Len Barton and Iram Siraj-Blatchford, both of the Institute of Education, University of London; and Stephen Walker, Reader in the Sociology of Education and Visiting Professor in the Science of Education, University of Bari.

A Sociology of Educating Press Reviews

'...it is very useful to the PGCE student as essentail reading and for [the] background knowledge needed for essays...'--Amazon

Book Information

ISBN: 9780826481290
Publication date: 25th January 2007
Author: Roland Meighan
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 540 pages
Categories: Philosophy & theory of education, Sociology & anthropology,

About Roland Meighan

Roland Meighan is a former Special Professor of Education, University of Nottingham, UK and Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham, UK. Clive Harber is Professor of Education and Head of the School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK. Len Barton is Professor of Inclusive Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. Iram Siraj-Blatchford is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. Stephen Walker is a Reader in the Sociology of Education, and Visiting Professor in the Science of Education, University of Bari, Italy.

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