Sociological Foundations of Education

Edited by Vijay Kumar, Sanjay Prakashan, 2003, viii, 184 p, ISBN : 8174530835, $20.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Sociological Foundations of Education/edited by Vijay Kumar

Contents: Preface. 1. Education and human behaviour. 2. Definition of sociology of education. 3. Education and culture. 4. Social control of education and social change. 5. Social class and education. 6. Education and interpersonal relations. 7. The culture of schools. 8. A study of the social structure of the school.

"Sociological foundations of education need to be understood in terms of the role of the teachers, the community, and the administrations, the students and the historical traditions of a particular society.

Areas like the school community relations, the school culture, the recruitment and the training of teachers, the history and geography of a particular community and the history of educational problems, constitute the curriculum of the sociological foundations of education."  (jacket)

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