ERIC Number: EJ800793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
A Sociology for Our Times?
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v29 n4 p369-379 Jul 2008
Olive Banks' study of the sharp contrasts of "parity and prestige" in English secondary education was published when sociological study of education was only beginning in Britain. It fitted neatly into that study's preoccupation with the interactions of social class, educational opportunity and social mobility. This paper is not an updating of her analysis, but an application of her perspective to some later manifestations of those interactions. It considers in particular the continuing market value of traditional academic schooling, the continued segregation of educational routes, and the "waste" of ability through "modernized" forms of social selection.
Descriptors: Relationship, Social Class, Social Mobility, Educational Opportunities, Academic Aspiration, Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Role of Education, Educational History, Educational Sociology
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)