Sociological Theory and Educational Reality: Education and Society in Australia since 1949

Sociological Theory and Educational Reality: Education and Society in Australia since 1949

Sociological Theory and Educational Reality: Education and Society in Australia since 1949

Sociological Theory and Educational Reality: Education and Society in Australia since 1949

Synopsis

An examination of the major classical sociological theories relevant to education and of the rise and decline of the new sociology of education. Author also discusses the vexed questions of equality of opportunity, the relationship between school and society, the growth of educational bureaucracies and the roles of state, church and family in education in Australia since 1949. Includes endnotes, tables and index.

Excerpt

Sociological Theory and Educational Reality provides two separate but intermeshed discussions. the first analyses the development of the sociology of education as an educational theory in Australia, putting this in its international context; the second presents a sociological view of Australian education over the last forty years. the book is the first extensive history of the sociology of Australian education; it is also a first example of historical sociology applied to Australian education over the same period. in both its aspects this study investigates the interplay of social, political, economic and educational developments.

To provide the benefits of a comparative analysis, Sociological Theory and Educational Reality considers three contrasting epochs in modern Australia--that of the welfare state (from about 1949 to about 1967), that of the new pluralist society (about 1967 to about 1987), and that of contemporary Australia (since 1987). Three special features are: a preliminary survey of the evolution of sociology and of the sociology of education in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; an in-depth examination of the great changes of 1967-1974; and a broad examination of contemporary Australian education.

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