ERIC Number: ED198121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Research on the Sociology of Education in New Zealand.
Bates, Richard J.
The premise of this paper is that the state of educational sociology in New Zealand is uncertain. The following reasons are given: (1) The tradition of sociology is underdeveloped in New Zealand; (2) The community of scholars is scattered and divided; (3) Not enough effort has gone into the development of graduate research and occupational opportunities; and (4) Scholars in universities are poorly supported. Using memberships in organizations, interest in and conduct of research, and active participation in the wider sociological community as indicators, it was found that 24 scholars are involved in the sociology of education in New Zealand. Also discussed are the lack of conferences, professional publications, and the dearth of research and analysis and theoretical debate. New theoretical developments and possible future areas of research are outlined, and the responsibility of universities as research sites is noted. (FG)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Zealand
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (1st, Wellington, December 7-10, 1979).