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Sociology of Education : Introductory Analytical Perspectives (Hardcover) (Donald Francis Swift)
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First published in 1969, this book examines the educational process as a whole in relation to its society. The discussion is set within a specifically sociological frame of reference and looks at the school as an organisation as well as the social environment surrounding the school. It concludes by considering some of the basic issues concerning the functions of education for society.
Written at a time when sociological studies of education were scarce, this ground-breaking work will be of interest to those studying education and its relationship with society.