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Social Thought on Education: Second Edition Edith W. King

Social Thought on Education: Second Edition

Edith W. King

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This second edition, updated in many respects from the first edition, is for all those concerned with how social thought impacts education in the 21st century - sociologists, educators, administrators, social workers, teachers and people everywhere.MoreThis second edition, updated in many respects from the first edition, is for all those concerned with how social thought impacts education in the 21st century - sociologists, educators, administrators, social workers, teachers and people everywhere. In the chapters of this book the lens of eminent social thinkers’ writings are brought to bear on education. After an introductory chapter, the book is divided into three sections. The initial chapters contain sociological thought from the Pre-9/11 world, the work of 20th century sociologists, Robert K. Merton, David Riesman, Erving Goffman, Elise Boulding, and anthropologist, Margaret Mead. This is followed by chapters that continue with three of the classical social thinkers of the 19th century, Émile Durkheim, Max Weber, and Karl Marx, applying their theories to the educational enterprise in the Post-9/11 world. Then chapter 10 moves on to the contemporary uses of social thought developed by Professor Ray P. Cuzzort. An Epilogue, Chapter 11, concludes the book emphasizing social thought for contemporary educators.The chapters of this volume are organized to first present the major theories, concepts, and viewpoints of the sociologist featured. Then, pertinent aspects of the sociologist’s work are applied to education and schooling using examples, anecdotes, and accounts. Each chapter concludes with numbered items that apply the sociological theories and concepts to schools, classrooms, the community, or to higher education. At the end of each chapter is a listing of the major books of the featured social scientist, other references for the chapter, and useful websites discussing the social theorist’s life and works. As well, each chapter concludes with suggestions for applying the social theorists ideas in the classroom at various educational levels