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Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Higher Education

by James E. (The University of Western Ontario, Canada) Cote

Part of the Routledge International Handbooks Series

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Higher Education Synopsis

This is the first handbook to cover the sociological approaches to higher education. It is timely because of global expansions of mass higher educational systems, especially as these systems come under scrutiny by a variety of stakeholders. Questions are being raised about the value of traditional pedagogies along with calls for efficiency, accountability and cost-reduction, but above all job training. Within this neoliberal context, each chapter examines different sociological aspects of, and debates about, educational institutions as status-conferring organizations, with myriad positional characteristics, experiences, and outcomes. Many current debates concern the legitimacy of the statuses conferred, including the continuing debate regarding the role of universities in legitimating social class reproduction as well as more recent concerns about standards in mass systems. This handbook puts these issues and debates in focus in ways that will be of interest to a variety of stakeholders, within academia as well as in policy circles.

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Higher Education Press Reviews

This volume offers a foundational contribution to the field-one that is both comprehensive in its global reach and impressive in the array of analytical perspectives thoughtfully presented in each chapter. It will stand as a valuable resource for many years to come. - Patricia J. Gumport, Professor of Education, Director of the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research, and Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Stanford University

Book Information

ISBN: 9781138778122
Publication date: 1st December 2016
Author: James E. (The University of Western Ontario, Canada) Cote
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 396 pages
Categories: Sociology, Higher & further education, tertiary education, Moral & social purpose of education,

About James E. (The University of Western Ontario, Canada) Cote

James E. Cote's educational research, focused on education-to-work transitions in the North American context, has culminated in two recent books on the sociology of higher education, Lowering Higher Education: The Rise of Corporate Universities and the Fall of Liberal Education (University of Toronto Press, 2011) and Ivory Tower Blues: A University System in Crisis (University of Toronto Press, 2007). Andy Furlong has written extensively on youth and young adulthood as well as on the sociology of higher education in the UK. He led three funded projects on socio-economic disadvantage and higher education, leading to several articles and a book, Social Justice and ...

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