Schools and Societies

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Pine Forge Press, Jan 14, 1998 - Social Science - 349 pages

In Schools and Societies the author demonstrates that more than any other major institution, schooling and schools are political, and virtually everyone has opinions to voice and interests to promote. Steven Brint musters a wealth of comparative material to show how schooling around the world is shaped by social forces even as it tries to shape the societies of the future.

 

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Contents

SCHOOLING IN THE INDUSTRIALIZED WORLD
29
3
64
SCHOOLING IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD
65
SCHOOLS AND THE TRANSMISSION
100
SCHOOLS AND SOCIALIZATION
136
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140
INEQUALITY
204
TEACHING AND LEARNING IN COMPARATIVE
238
Social Organization of Classroom Life
250
Classroom Interaction Patterns
260
Conclusion
272
SCHOOL REFORM AND THE POSSIBILITIES
274
Notes
298
References
305
Index
333
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About the author (1998)

Steven Brint, (Ph.D. Harvard University), is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of In An Age of Experts: The Changing Role of Professionals in Politics and Public Life (Princeton University Press, 1994). He is also co-author with Jerome Karabel of The Diverted Dream: Community Colleges and the Promise of Educational Opportunity in America, 1900-1980 (Oxford University Press, 1989), which won the American Educational Research Association's "distinguished publication" award in 1991.

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