Category Archives: Sociology of education

Structure, Culture and Agency

This edited collection of papers seeks to celebrate the scope and accomplishment of Margaret Archer’s work, distilling her theoretical and empirical contributions into four sections, capturing the essence and trajectory of her work over almost four decades. Long fascinated with … Continue reading

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La nouvelle école capitaliste

Ce qui ressemble aujourd’hui à un sabotage de l’école – suppressions de classes, réduction des effectifs enseignants et appauvrissement de la condition enseignante – ne suffit pas à caractériser la mutation historique de l’école. Celle-ci ne joue plus seulement une … Continue reading

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A critical look at the theories of sociology of education

This paper sets out to discuss major theories of sociology of education in an attempt to reveal why we need to extend analysis beyond their current forms. It provides both a brief historical account for each theory and fundamental critiques … Continue reading

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The sociology of education

Because education is an essential institution in society, the sociology of education must focus on an array of salient social issues, many with vital policy implications.  Following a discussion of the various theoretical orientations of sociology of education, this article, … Continue reading

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