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Education and sociology : an encyclopedia
Publication Information:
New York : RoutledgeFalmer, 2002.
Physical Description:
xix, 734 p. ; 29 cm.


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Reference book LC189.95.E38 2002 1 .SOURCE. req by linda

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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reviews 2

Choice Review

More than an alphabetical list of topics, this encyclopedia provides articles high in quality, each with a bibliography. The editors, particularly Levinson, are veterans in compiling reference works and are familiar with the field of education. According to the preface, authors of the articles range from established scholars in the sociology of education to researchers just beginning their careers. Topics range from adolescence and schools to working parents. The book has a lengthy introduction with its own long list of references, a roster of contributors, and a comprehensive index. Recommended for undergraduates and above. D. L. Luce Faulkner University

Library Journal Review

With topics ranging from adolescence and schools to educational assessment, working parents, and race and gender inequality, this stimulating, well-developed compilation of essays covering the common ground between education and sociology is sure to satisfy both educators and researchers. Over 90 contributors offer a variety of perspectives, highlighting key topics like affirmative education, Catholic schools, the economics of education, globalization, home schooling, and teacher burnout. Editors Levinson (Bergen Community Coll.), Peter W. Cookson Jr. (Teachers Coll., Columbia Univ.), and Alan R. Sadovnik (Rutgers Univ.) have created a book that goes beyond simplistic definitions, effectively articulating historical perspective, current research, pedagogic discourse, and directions for further discussion and research. The alphabetical listing of topics will help beginners as well as ardent researchers concentrate on areas of interest, while the detailed index helps in locating subject overlaps and areas of comparison. A unique compilation that is international in scope; recommended for academic libraries, schools of education and sociology, and public libraries seeking to offer a broad overview of current topics in these disciplines. Leroy Hommerding, Fort Myers Beach Lib. Dist., FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.