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Savas, Gokhan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
This paper reviews the existing literature to discuss how critical race theory has been applied as a theoretical framework to higher educational research in the United States and what its contributions are. To provide necessary context, I will discuss race and racism in the United States, the background of US higher education in relation to race,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Critical Theory, Race
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Edwards, Tony – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 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…
Descriptors: Relationship, Social Class, Social Mobility, Educational Opportunities
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Warwick, Dennis; Williams, John – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1980
Reviews recent publications concerning the sociology of education and examines the adequacy of different approaches to social change and continuity in education and society. Works reviewed include writings by sociologists Durkheim and M. S. Archer and by social historians P. McCann and R. Johnson. (KC)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Sociology
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Cooper, Barry – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1983
Drawing on a recent empirical study of curriculum change in English secondary school mathematics and on the work of Kuhn, Bucher and Strauss, Archer, and Bhaskar, a tentative model for analyzing how and why changes occur in the legitimacy of particular definitions of secondary school mathematics and science subjects is developed. (Author/IS)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational History
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Giroux, Henry A.; And Others – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1980
Three authors review the book by Harold Entwistle about the theoretician of Marxist social theory, Antonio Gramsci. Conclusions are that the book does not accurately reflect Gramsci's view on education. (KC)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education