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The Sage Handbook of Sociology of Education

The Sage Handbook of Sociology of Education

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Sociology | Sociology of Education

664 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The Sage Handbook of Sociology of Education is an international and comprehensive groundbreaking text that serves as a touchstone for researchers and scholars interested in exploring the intricate relationships between education and society. Leading sociologists from five different continents examine major topics in sociology from a global perspective.

This timely, thought-provoking Handbook features contributions from leading and emerging sociology scholars, who provide their own cultural and historical perspectives on diverse—yet universal—topics; these include educational policy, social stratification, and cross-national research.

39 Chapters delve into the pressing issues faced by our global society, such as the effects of residential mobility on educational outcomes, gender and ethnic inequalities, and the impact of COVID-19 on early childhood education. Readers will gain a multifaceted view of the contours of educational inequality, from various international perspectives and focusing on country differences, as well as recommendations for expanding the practices, programs, and policies that could reduce the rising tide of inequities—especially for populations most at risk.

This Handbook offers rich, diverse perspectives on the interplay between education, social inequality, and human rights around the world, making it an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and practitioners across a range of fields, including sociology, education, and social policy.

PART 1: Education and Persistent Inequality
PART 2: Social & Family Contexts
PART 3: Schools & Educational Policy
PART 4: Neighborhoods & Community
PART 5: Education & Innovation in a Global Context

Mark Berends, Stephen Lamb, Barbara Schneider
PART 1: Education and Persistent Inequality
Ji Cao, Yutong Hu, and Tony Tam
Chapter 1: Inequality and Educational Policy: Lessons for Comparative Research After the Coleman Report
David Baker, Maryellen Schaub, Junghee Choi, Karly Ford
Chapter 2: Education: The Great Equalizer, Social Reproducer, or Legitimator of New Forms of Social Stratification
Hyunjoon Park and Youngshin Lim
Chapter 3: Old and New Questions in Cross-National Educational Research Using PISA Data: Institutional Features, Students’ Well-Being, and Out-Of-School Learning Activities
Stephen Lamb
Chapter 4: Comparative Studies of Educational Inequality: An Example Based on a Study of City Youth
Edward Telles and Caroline Martinez
Chapter 5: Ethnoracial Inequalities in Latin America
Wensong Shen and Emily Hannum
Chapter 6: Education and Social Inequality in China
Jennifer Lee & Denise Ambriz
Chapter 7: Educational Opportunities and Asian Communities
Lara Perez-Felkner Ladanya Ramirez Surmeier, and Rose Rezaei
Chapter 8: Gender and Educational Inequality
Leandra Cate and Karly Ford
Chapter 9: Global Processes of Stratification: Gender and Social Class
Roslyn Mickelson
Chapter 10: School Diversity and Life Course Outcomes
Emily A. Lybbert and Chandra Muller
Chapter 11: Education, Health, and Inequalities
PART 2: Social & Family Contexts
Rachel Gordon
Chapter 12: Short- and Long-Term Payoffs of Early Childhood Education for Reducing Inequality
Jen Jackson
Chapter 13: Systemic Inequality in Early Childhood Education and Care: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Milagros Nores and Roshnee Prayag
Chapter 14: Early Childhood Education Effects into Adulthood
Emma Romell and Eric Grodsky
Chaper 15: Family Effects from Early Childhood into Adulthood
Christina Cross and Natasha Pilkauskas
Chapter 16: Social Inequality and Families
Julie Dallavis and Mark Berends
Chapter 17: Parental Involvement in Education Through a Sociological Lens
Oshin Khachikian and Nina Bandelj
Chapter 18: Immigrant Families and Educational Attainment
Silvia Giorguli and Miguel Amaro
Chapter 19: Sitting on the Wall: The Intersection of International Migration and Education
PART 3: Schools & Educational Policy
Anna Katyn Chmielewski & Sheena Bell
Chapter 20: Cross-National Socioeconomic Inequality and Educational Policy
George Farkas
Chapter 21: The Social Context of Learning and Student Achievement Gaps
Laura Perry, Genevieve McSporran and Peter Whipp
Chapter 22: Family, School, and Community Contributions to Student Outcomes: International Perspectives on Family, School, and Community Factors that Contribute to Students’ Health, Wellbeing and Achievement
Richard Teese
Chapter 23: Social Differentiation and the Academic Curriculum
Filomena Parada, Katja Upadyaya, and Katariina Salmela-Aro
Chapter 24: Upper Secondary Education from a Comparative Perspective: Academic and Vocational Paths
Andres Molina
Chapter 25: School Segregation in Chile and Effects on Social Cohesion
Russell W. Rumberger
Chapter 26: Dropping Out of High School: An International Problem
Marie Duru-Bellat
Chapter 27: Students’ Experiences of Academic Inequality
Tero Järvinen and Heikki Silvennoinen
Chapter 28: Educational Policies, Lifelong Learning, and Social Diversity
Leila Morsy
Chapter 29: Social Policy Effects on Educational Inequities
PART 4: Neighborhoods & Community
Kendra Bischoff and Peter Rich
Chapter 30: Neighborhood Effects on Schools and Students
Carla Haelermans and Bregje van Geffen
Chapter 31: The Effects of Residential Mobility on Educational Outcomes
Jannick Demanet
Chapter 32: The Kids Aren’t Alright: Toward a Multicontextual View on School and Neighborhood
Ruth Lupton
Chapter 33: Social Context and School Processes
Quentin Maire
Chapter 34: School Differentiation in Urban Spaces: Social Diversity, Segregation and Inequality
PART 5: Education & Innovation in a Global Context
John Kabutha Mugo, Mauro Giacomazzi and, Purity Ngina
Chapter 35: Importance of Context in Assessment of Whole Child Development Competences: A Case from East Africa
Paul Downes
Chapter 36: Rethinking the Interplay Between Schooling, Mental Health, Wellbeing and Poverty: Key Issues for Sociology of Education to Consider Regarding Structure, Space and Agency
Mieke Van Houtte
Chapter 37: Achievement Gaps: School Socioeconomic Composition and Trust as Educational Innovation
Joël Zaffran
Chapter 38: Disabled Pupils in Ordinary School and Impacts on Inclusive Education
Francisco O. Ramirez and Minju Choi
Chapter 39: Educational Expansion and Human Rights

Mark Berends

Mark Berends is the Hackett Family Director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a professor of sociology and directs the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity (CREO). He has written and published extensively on educational reform, school choice, the effects of family and school changes on student achievement trends and gaps, and the effects of schools and classrooms on student outcomes. His research focuses on how school organization and classroom instruction are related to student development, with special attention to underserved students and school reforms aimed at reducing... More About Author

Stephen Lamb

Stephen Lamb is Emeritus Professor of Education at Victoria University, in Australia. He was formerly Director of the Centre for International Research on Education Systems. Lamb has worked on a wide range of international and national projects on school funding, performance of schools and school systems, factors influencing student achievement, and social differences in school to work transition. His research is concerned with how well schools and education systems work, for whom, and why. More About Author

Barbara Schneider

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