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This book provides an excellent base for students to begin the process of critical reflection and resistance to dominant hegemonies within educational debates. It will be a stalwart in my reading lists for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in teacher development.
Tomas Boronski and Nasima Hassan provide a comprehensive and very accessible examination of the sociology of education. They deftly guide the reader though major sociological themes, explore pertinent historical and contemporary issues in education, interweave the perspectives of various sociologists and challenge the reader to engage with sociological ideas through thought-provoking Reading Suggestions and Thinking Points. An essential, student-friendly text for Education Studies.
An excellent teaching book. It provides an overview of key topics in the sociology of education and education studies that combines depth, breadth and, crucially, accessibility for students. I really like the insightful overviews with prompts for critical thinking which will inform and stimulate students without over-facing them. Introducing students to the complexities of education studies is a difficult task and this book will go a long way to making it easier. I will definitely be recommending this to all my students.
Sociology of Education by Thomas Boronski and Nasima Hassan is sure to become essential reading for students and academics alike. The book provides useful contextual detail to locate educational theory in the zeitgeist of different historical moments, and in so doing helps clarify the significance of neoliberal ideology for education policy today. Carefully researched and clearly written, this book is both a thorough introduction to the sociology of education and a useful resource for more experienced readers.
This is a 'modernised' Sociology of Education for all trainee teachers. It is useful for teacher educators too.
Although roughly half the chapters would enable attainment for my course goals, the others would not. The course I am teaching is Foundations of Education, a first course for many students in teacher education programs at the University of Iowa. At the recommendation of a colleague, I have today requested Sage to send me a review copy of Canetrari and Marlowe's text "Foundations of Education." I am confident this text works in much better alignment with my course goals than than Sociology of Education, the book for which I provide feedback here.
Extra reading for students studying to mentor others in practice.
perfect for our course as it combines social issues and education
This book places education in a sociological context which helps students understand the landscape of their pending practice.
This book is an accessible text with key theorists on critical and radical pedagogies. It is insightful and provides a strong foundation for engaging students in critical thinking.
This text provides a comprehensive overview of the key issues and approaches, which is invaluable to Education Studies students.
This book is really a good textbook for this course, especially the part on differing sociological perspectives on education, which sets the flavour of this module. We set these differing perspectives against specific topics we cover for this module. Clear and easy to navigate through the text book...would recommend this book to anyone who have strong interest in education for minorities. We need to capture the dominant ideologies behind these educational services to digest and discuss specific topics.
'Sociology of Education' is a wide-ranging book that covers numerous areas that are relevant to undergraduate study of education. It is written in a lucid style and is helpfully organised. For those looking for a more in depth exploration of ideas, e.g. for postgraduate level study, it may not be appropriate, but for a survey of key ideas in the field, it is very useful indeed.
A very simple but informative text on the Sociology of education, which will be used for sociology students as well as Education studies.
This book will be useful for all students throughout their degree course and should act as a reference across modules. Highly recommended.
This book lays out, in a very accessible way, the main elements of the topics that we cover in the course.
This is a good all round Sociology of Education book written in the UK context that students can use throughout their three years here.
Interesting for students researching Education policy, gives a good history of policy in the UK.
This is an interesting book which explores education from a sociological perspective. The book has a number of relevant chapters which enable the students to explore the subjects from a broad range of perspectives. This is especially useful when encouraging them to be analytical and to synthesise key ideas. The 'thinking points' are particularly valuable in drawing together key theoretical standpoints.
This book would be used more for the higher achieving students on level 3 childcare course as it goes into a lot of detail in relation to sociology.