Handbook of the Sociology of Education

  • Maureen T. Hallinan

Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Maureen T. Hallinan
      Pages 1-12
  3. Theoretical and Methodological Orientations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Charles E. Bidwell
      Pages 15-36
    3. Adam Gamoran, Walter G. Secada, Cora B. Marrett
      Pages 37-63
    4. Kathleen Lynch
      Pages 85-105
    5. Robert Dreeben
      Pages 107-135
    6. Aage B. Sørensen, Stephen L. Morgan
      Pages 137-160
  4. Development and Expansion of Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Colette Chabbott, Francisco O. Ramirez
      Pages 163-187
    3. Lizabeth H. McEneaney, John W. Meyer
      Pages 189-211
    4. Randall Collins
      Pages 213-239
    5. Pamela Barnhouse Walters
      Pages 241-261
  5. The Study of Access to Schooling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Elizabeth G. Cohen
      Pages 265-283
    3. Joyce L. Epstein, Mavis G. Sanders
      Pages 285-306
    4. John G. Richardson
      Pages 307-323
  6. The Study of School Organization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325

About this book


Handbook of the Sociology of Education

School is one of the first institutions that an individual encounters in the socialization process. A child’s formative years are in part shaped by the educational system as well as other students, teachers, principals, and parents. The individual is socialized in this smaller society and prepared to move into adulthood and society at large.

This seminal research work is built on three fundamental tenets of sociology: the school is a central institution in society; the school is a social system; and social events depend on the interaction of macro- and micro-level processes. The Handbook is divided into the following sections:

  1. Theoretical and Methodological Orientations
  2. Development and Expansion of Education
  3. The Study of Access to Schooling
  4. The Study of School Organization
  5. The Study of School Outcomes
  6. Policy Implications of Research in the Sociology of Education

The Handbook of the Sociology of Education provides a comprehensive overview of the field of education from a sociological perspective. Experts in this area present theoretical and empirical research on major educational issues and analyze the social processes that govern schooling, as well as the role of schools in and their impact on contemporary society. The book is a major reference work for social scientists, graduate students, and educators who want an overview of the field.


Institution education education policy school organization sociology sociology of education

Editors and affiliations

  • Maureen T. Hallinan
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Research on Educational Opportunity Institute for Educational InitiativesUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/0-387-36424-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-32517-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-36424-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6903
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