9781138306370-1138306371-Education, Inequality and Social Class: Expansion and Stratification in Educational Opportunity

Education, Inequality and Social Class: Expansion and Stratification in Educational Opportunity

ISBN-13: 9781138306370
ISBN-10: 1138306371
Edition: 1
Author: Thompson, Ron
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 230 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781138306370
ISBN-10: 1138306371
Edition: 1
Author: Thompson, Ron
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 230 pages

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Acknowledged authors Thompson, Ron wrote Education, Inequality and Social Class: Expansion and Stratification in Educational Opportunity comprising 230 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1138306371 and 9781138306370. Since then Education, Inequality and Social Class: Expansion and Stratification in Educational Opportunity textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Education, Inequality and Social Class provides a comprehensive discussion of the empirical evidence for persistent inequality in educational attainment. It explores the most important theoretical perspectives that have been developed to understand class-based inequality and frame further research. With clear explanations of essential concepts, this book draws on empirical data from the UK and other countries to illustrate the nature and scale of inequalities according to social background, discussing the interactions of class-based inequalities with those according to race and gender.

The book relates aspects of inequality to the features of educational systems, showing how policy choices impact on the life chances of children from different class backgrounds. The relationship between education and social mobility is also explored, using the concepts of social closure, positionality and social congestion. The book also provides detailed discussions of the work of Pierre Bourdieu and Basil Bernstein, two important theorists whose contributions have generated thriving research traditions much used in contemporary educational research.

Education, Inequality and Social Class will be essential reading for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students engaged in the study of education, childhood studies and sociology. It will also be of great interest to academics, researchers and teachers in training.

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