ERIC Number: ED051061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Sociology of Education: Introductory Analytical Perspectives.
Swift, D. F.
Being an introductory text for college students in Sociology and in Education, it attempts to outline the ways in which education is viewed by the sociologist. Chapter 1 states that sociology deals with the process of education, under four broad headings: 1) the educational process as an aspect of social interaction; 2) the school as a social group; 3) the influence of other social institutions upon the institution of education; and, 4) the functions for society of the institution of education. These focal points each form the basis of the succeeding chapters, entitled: 1) The Social Animal: Some Preliminary Perspectives; 2) The School; 3) The Social Environment of the Institution of Education; and, 4) The Social Functions of Education. Being theoretical, little description of the structure of British education is included. Readers are referred to the author's READER IN THE SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION: INTRODUCTORY ANALYTICAL PERSPECTIVES, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1968, for empirical material. (Author/DJB)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Educational Environment, Educational Sociology, Educational Theories, Foundations of Education, Institutional Role, Reference Materials, School Community Relationship, Social Influences, Social Systems, Socialization, Socioeconomic Influences, Teacher Education Curriculum
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