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Schools and Societies

Schools and Societies

January 1998 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In Schools and Societies the author demonstrates that more than any other major institution, schooling and schools are political, and virtually everyone has opinions to voice and interests to promote. Steven Brint musters a wealth of comparative material to show how schooling around the world is shaped by social forces even as it tries to shape the societies of the future.

Schools as Social Institutions
Schooling in the Industrialized World
Schooling in the Developing World
Schools and the Transmission of Knowledge
Schools and Socialization
Schools and Social Selection

Schools and Social Selection

Teaching and Learning in Comparative Perspective
School Reform and the Possibilities of Schooling

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Steven Brint

Steven Brint, (Ph.D. Harvard University), is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of In An Age of Experts: The Changing Role of Professionals in Politics and Public Life (Princeton University Press, 1994). He is also co-author with Jerome Karabel of The Diverted Dream: Community Colleges and the Promise of Educational Opportunity in America, 1900-1980 (Oxford University Press, 1989), which won the American Educational Research Association's "distinguished publication" award in 1991. More About Author

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ISBN: 9780803990593