Schools and Societies
By (author) Steven Brint
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Schools and Societies by Steven Brint
Book DescriptionIn 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803990593
(235mm x 165mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Pine Forge
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 26-Feb-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Steven Brint
Schools and Societies, Paperback (May 2006)
Schools and Societies provides a synthesis of key issues in the sociology of education, focusing on American schools while offering a global, comparative context.
In an Age of Experts, Paperback (May 1996)
Since the 1960s the number of highly educated professionals in America has grown dramatically. This title challenges these characterizations, showing that claims about the distinctive politics and values of the professional stratum have been overstated.
Diverted Dream, Paperback (February 1991)» View all books by Steven Brint
This full-scale examination of the place of the two-year college in American society--sheds critical light on what is distinctive about American education, and American society itself.
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Author Biography - 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.
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