Class Strategies and the Education Market

Author: Stephen J. Ball
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113448352X
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Class Strategies and the Education Market examines the ways in which the middle classes maintain and improve their social advantages in and through education. Drawing on an extensive series of interviews with parents and children, this book identifies key moments of decision making in the construction of the educational trajectories of middle class children. Stephen J. Ball organises his analysis around the key concepts of social closure, social capital, values and principles and risk, while bringing a broad range of up-to-date sociological theory to bear upon his subject. From this thorough analysis, valuable and thought-provoking insights emerge into the assiduous care and considerable effort and expenditure which goes into ensuring the educational success of the middle class child The middle classes are a sociological enigma, presenting the social researcher with considerable analytic and theoretical difficulties. Class Strategies and the Education Market provides a set of working tools for class analysis and the examination of class practices. Above all, it offers new ways of thinking about class theory and the relationships between classes in late modern society.

Exklusive Gymnasien und ihre Sch ler

Author: Werner Helsper
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658170808
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In dieser qualitativen Studie stehen exklusive Gymnasien und ihre Schüler im Fokus. Über institutionelle Analysen sowie die Rekonstruktion von Schülerhabitus kann gezeigt werden, dass sich deutliche Hinweise auf Distinktion, Hierarchie und Segregation zwischen Gymnasien ergeben. Ein zentrales Ergebnis ist die Typologie gymnasialer Schülerhabitus in exklusiven und nicht-exklusiven Gymnasien sowie von Passungsverhältnissen zwischen den Schulen und ihrer Schülerschaft. Im städtischen gymnasialen Wettbewerb kommt es zur Konkurrenz um Schüler generell und die „passenden“ Schüler im Besonderen.

Auswahl der Bildungsklientel

Author: Werner Helsper
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658093757
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Wie Kindergärten, Grundschulen, Gymnasien oder Hochschulen, die in der Lage sind, auswählen zu können, ihre Bildungsklientel rekrutieren, ist für Deutschland bisher kaum untersucht worden. Dieser Band führt theoretische, empirische, internationale und historische Analysen zusammen, um die Frage nach den Auswahlprozessen von Bildungsinstitutionen zu beantworten. Damit wird ein Beitrag zum tieferen Verständnis der Herstellung von Bildungsungleichheit durch institutionelle Selektionsprozesse von „exklusiven“ Bildungsinstitutionen geleistet und ein Blick auf neue Hierarchien zwischen Bildungsinstitutionen geworfen.

Social Advantage and Disadvantage

Author: Hartley Dean
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191056863
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Social advantage and disadvantage are potent catch-all terms. They have no established definition but, considered in relation to one another, they can embrace a wide variety of more specific concepts that address the ways in which human society causes, exacerbates or fails to prevent social divisions or injustices. This book captures the sense in which any conceptualisation of disadvantage is concerned with the consequences of processes by which relative advantage has been selectively conferred or attained. It considers how inequalities and social divisions are created as much by the concentration of advantage among the best-off as by the systematic disadvantage of the worst-off. The book critically discusses - from a global and a UK perspective - a spectrum of conceptual frameworks and ideas relating to poverty, social exclusion, capability deprivation, rights violations, social immobility, and human or social capital deficiency. It addresses advantage and disadvantage from a life course perspective through discussions of family and childhood, education, work, old age, and the dynamics of income and wealth. It considers cross-cutting divides that are implicated in the social construction and maintenance of advantage and disadvantage, including divisions premised on gender, 'race', ethnicity, migration and religion, neighbourhood and the experience of crime.

Determinanten der Schulwahl

Author: Peter Suter
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531197290
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Privatschulen sind sowohl in Politik und den Medien als auch bei Lehrpersonen und Eltern immer wieder Gegenstand heftiger Diskussionen. Dennoch gibt es zu diesem Thema kaum empirische Forschungen. Peter Suter analysiert in der Schweiz Motive und Hintergründe, die Eltern dazu veranlassen ihr Kind auf eine private Primarschule zu schicken. Er zeigt, dass die Qualität und das Leistungsniveau der Schule für die Wahl sekundär ist – obwohl diese Aspekte als die zentralen Gütekriterien einer guten Schule genannt werden. Eltern, die sich für eine Privatschule entscheiden, sind meist Expatriate mit hohem sozioökonomischen Status, die sich vorwiegend für eine zweisprachige Ausbildung und ein umfassendes Betreuungsangebot interessieren. Insgesamt belegen die Resultate, dass die Schulwahl in erster Linie habituell geleitet und nicht das Resultat einer rationalen Entscheidung ist.

Disciplines of Education

Author: John Furlong
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136917985
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Are the disciplines of education ghosts of a productive past or creative and useful forms of inquiry? Are they in a demographic and organisational crisis today? The contribution of the ‘foundation disciplines’ of sociology, psychology, philosophy, history and economics to the study of education has always been contested in the UK and in much of the English-speaking world. But such debates are now being brought to a head in education by the demographic crisis. Recent research has shown that with the an ageing population of education academics, in ten years' time, there could be very few disciplinary specialists left working within faculties of education in UK universities. But does that matter and is the UK no more than a special case? How does this ‘crisis’ look from Europe where the disciplines of education are more embedded, and from the USA with its more diverse higher education system? In this book, leading scholars – including A.H. Halsey, David Bridges, John Furlong, Hugh Lauder, Martin Lawn and Sheldon Rothblatt – consider the changing fortunes of each discipline as education moved away from the dominance of psychology in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s as a result of the growing importance of the other disciplines and new social questions, and how the changing epistemological and political debates of the last twenty years haves resulted in their progressive demise. Finally, the book confronts the question as to whether the disciplines have a place in education in the twenty-first century. The book brings the coming crisis into the public view and explores the issue of the past, current and future relevance of the disciplines to the study of education. It will be of interest to all international academics and researchers in the field of education and the contributory disciplines as well as to students on educational research methods courses.

Reshaping Social Life

Author: Sarah Irwin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134301383
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Caught up in current social changes, we do not fully understand the reshaping of social life. In sociological analyses there is a conceptual gap between subjectivities and social structural processes, and we face real difficulties in understanding social change and diversity. Through analysis of key areas of social life, here, Sarah Irwin develops a new and exciting resource for better understanding our changing social world. Breaking with conventional approaches and reconnecting the subjective with the objective, Irwin’s book develops a new conceptual and analytical perspective with social relationality, interdependence and social context at its heart. The new perspective is developed through grounded analyses of empirical evidence, and draws on new data. It explores and analyzes: * significant changes in family forms, fertility, gender relations and commitments to employment, children and care, both now, and with comparisons to early twentieth century developments * the meshing of norms and social relations in contexts of change * diverse values, norms and perceptions of fairness, analyzed with respect to diversity over the life course, and in respect of gender, ethnicity and social class. Through analysis of context, Irwin offers new insights, and tackles puzzles of explanation. Reshaping Social Life offers a fascinating and innovative way of slicing into and re-interrogating our changing social world, and is sure to become a landmark resource for students, scholars and researchers.

The Irregular School

Author: Roger Slee
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136830219
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The Irregular School explores the foundations of the current controversies and argues that continuing to think in terms of the regular school or the special school obstructs progress towards inclusive education.

School Trouble

Author: Deborah Youdell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136884173
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What is the trouble with schools and why should we want to make ‘school trouble’? Schooling is implicated in the making of educational and social exclusions and inequalities as well as the making of particular sorts of students and teachers. For this reason schools are important sites of counter- or radical- politics. In this book, Deborah Youdell brings together theories of counter-politics and radical traditions in education to make sense of the politics of daily life inside schools and explores a range of resources for thinking about and enacting political practices that make ‘school trouble’. The book offers a solid introduction to the much-debated issues of ‘intersectionality’ and the limits of identity politics and the relationship between schooling and the wider policy and political context. It pieces together a series of tools and tactics that might destabilize educational inequalities by unsettling the knowledges, meanings, practices, subjectivities and feelings that are normalized and privileged in the ‘business as usual’ of school life. Engaging with curriculum materials, teachers’ lesson plans and accounts of their pedagogy, and ethnographic observations of school practices, the book investigates a range of empirical examples of critical action in school, from overt political action pursued by educators to day-to-day pedagogic encounters between teachers and students. The book draws on the work of Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau and Chantel Mouffe, and Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari to make sense of these practices and identify the political possibilities for educators who refuse to accept the everyday injustices and wide-reaching social inequalities that face us. School Trouble appears at a moment of political and economic flux and uncertainty, and when the policy moves that have promoted markets and private sector involvement in education around the globe have been subject to intense scrutiny and critique. Against this backdrop, renewed attention is being paid to the questions of how politics might be rejuvenated, how societies might be made fair, and what role education might have in pursing this. This book makes an important intervention into this terrain. By exploring a politics of discourse, an anti-identity politics, a politics of feeling, and a politics of becoming, it shows how the education assemblage can be unsettled and education can be re-imagined. The book will be of interest to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and scholars in the fields of education, sociology, cultural studies, and social and political science as well as to critical educators looking for new tools for thinking about their practice.