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Rescuing education from corporate take over: from "public choice" to public action

Marques Cardoso, Clementina (2007) Rescuing education from corporate take over: from "public choice" to public action. In: Torres, C.A. and Teodoro, A. (eds.) Critique and Utopia: new Developments in the Sociology of Education in the 21st Century. New York, U.S.: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 97-120. ISBN 9780742538467.

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Abstract

Book synopsis: Critique and utopia are two of the central concepts of the sociology of education, and they indeed exemplify the critical traditions in the sociology of education as a discipline. This book analyzes, using theoretical frameworks and empirical data, the state of the art of the sociology of education at the beginning of the century, offering a systematic criticism of the dominant theories, and findings in the sociology of education. Key chapters focus on theoreticians who have made an impact in the discipline, including Basil Bernstein, Pierre Bourdieu, Paulo Freire. Yet, there is much more than theoretical analysis in this book. It also offers insights for policy and practice in diverse areas of education, including the formal, nonformal, and informal modalities of educational praxis.

Item Type: Book Section
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Social Policy and Education (Old)
Depositing User: Dr Clementina Marques Cardoso
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2011 10:27
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:21
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4260

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