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

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UNSW Press, 1993 - Education - 411 pages
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.

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Contents

Australian Education in the Welfare State 19491966
66
A New Education in a New Society 19671974
103
PLURALIST MODES
145
The Rise and Fall of the New Sociology of Education
179
Education in a Pluralist Society
217
The Sociology of Education in an Instrumental Context
286
Schools Education and Society Today
308
Acknowledgements
372
Index
406
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