The Sociology of Education: A Systematic Analysis

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Comprehensive, contemporary, and cross-cultural in perspective, this text provides a sociological approach to education—from several theoretical approaches and their practical application, to current educational issues, to the structure and processes that make education systems work.

 

New to this edition is co-author Floyd Hammack from New York University who brings his expertise in secondary education and its links with higher education.

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Jeanne Ballantine is university professor of sociology at Wright State University. She received her masters degree from Columbia University and her PhD from Indiana University. Jeanne has taught in a number of venues including Japan, Brazil, Spain, Italy Rwanda (as a Fulbright scholar), Semester at Sea and Wittenberg University in Ohio. Her primary areas of scholarship are sociology of education, applied sociology, global studies, and global women’s issues.

 

Jeanne has held a number of positions in the professional organizations including International Sociological Association, American Sociological Association, North Central Sociological Association, and Society for Applied Sociology. She has authored 5 books and many articles, and done workshops, especially on faculty development and teaching and learning, in the U.S. and other countries. She is a member of the ASA Departmental Resources Group and does evaluation visits at colleges and universities. Among her many awards is the ASA Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award.

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