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Description - The Sociology of Education and Work by David B. Bills

The Sociology of Education and Work is a clear and engaging study of the links between schooling and the workplace in modern society. It explains, in accessible and lively prose, how these links have developed over time, what broad social trends are transforming them now, and offers some empirically-based projections about how these relationships are likely to develop in the future. This book adopts a distinctly sociological perspective on these issues, while drawing on the disciplines of history, economics, demography, and policy analysis. It builds equally on the sociology of education and the sociology of work. Using a series of concepts and models including meritocracy, credentialism, postindustrial society, and the permanently new economy, this book encourages students to think about these issues sociologically. To bring life into these concepts, case examples are included to show the ways in which school and work "come together" in contemporary society. This book has brought together a wide body of literature for students studying education and work throughout the curriculum.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631223627
ISBN-10: 0631223622
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 167mm x 20mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David B. Bills

David B. Bills is Associate Professor in the division of Planning, Policy and Leadership Studies at the University of Iowa. He is the editor of The New Modern Times: Factors Reshaping the World of Work (1995).

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