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Education and Sociology: An Encyclopedia

reviewed by William Carbonaro - 2003

coverTitle: Education and Sociology: An Encyclopedia
Author(s): David L. Levinson, Peter W. Cookson and Alan Sadovnik (Editors)
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 0815316151, Pages: 700, Year: 2001
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As Levinson and Sadovnik point out in their introductory chapter to Education and Sociology: An Encyclopedia, “sociological research on education has too often been overlooked” by policy makers and the public “despite the rich array of studies conducted over the past 30 years” (p. 1).  A major goal of the editors of this volume is to provide educational policy makers, practitioners, and “consumers” of education with an accessible guide to the major contributions of sociologists of education.  They have succeeded magnificently in this regard, and have created a valuable resource that will enhance the relevance of sociology for educational issues for years to come.   The encyclopedia begins with an essay by Levinson and Sadovnik that explains the editors’ motivation in compiling this volume, as well as giving the reader a preview of the themes and topics that will be discussed in the chapters that follow.  The encyclopedia consists of 90 entries listed in alphabetical order, beginning with “Adolescence and Schools” and concluding with “Working Parents.”  The entries have 97... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 1, 2003, p. 157-160
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10921, Date Accessed: 9/24/2021 5:11:59 PM

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  • William Carbonaro
    University of Notre Dame
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    William Carbonaro is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Fellow with the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame. His areas of interest are social stratification and education. He has published articles in the Sociology of Education and the American Sociological Review.
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