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Sociology of education

Last Updated: 5-Oct-2015

This guide is for those interested in the sociology of education, both research and practice.

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Background information

"provides the first systematic review to date of how sociologists have studied the relationship between race/ethnicity and educational inequality in 18 different national contexts"
Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Publications, Inc., 2012.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reference (non-circulating) » LC1099 .E38 2012 V.1
"The major aim of this encyclopedia is to describe the most important concepts, theories, research, policies, case studies, and programs at the pre-school through the postsecondary levels and their implications for educational reform. Diversity is defined broadly in this encyclopedia and includes race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual orientation (LGBT), religion, language, and exceptionality, which encompasses giftedness and disability." p. xlviii
New York : RoutledgeFalmer, 2002.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reference (non-circulating) » LC189.95 .E38 2002
"Pooling together writings from leading academic authorities in education, this single-volume reference provides readers and researchers with provocative new topics and issues in the sociology of education. Entries cover both national and international perspectives and studies, and tackle controversial points in education today, from gender inequality to globalization, minorities to meritocracy."
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c2005.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reference (non-circulating) » LB15 .E473 2005 V.1
Rotterdam, The Netherlands ; Boston : Sense Publishers, c2010.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC71 .H362 2010
"The Handbook is part of the appraisal of an opening created by interdisciplinary writings on such themes as representation, civil society, cultural struggle, subjectivity, and media within the context of education. Indeed cultural politics troubles traditional frameworks in search of critical explanations concerning education's place within society."
"This Handbook represents a collective representation of where important elements of our professional knowledge in Social Foundations stand today."
New York : Springer, 2006.
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
1st ed. Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 2001.
Green Library » Social Sciences Resource Center (non-circulating) » H41 .I58 2001 V.1
"The first part discusses new developments in social theory and methodology in the sociology of education. The second part offers a sequence of snapshots of the practice of sociology of education in different countries and regions of the world, as well as a focus on how the educational process is being analyzed by diverse audiences. The third part offers an appraisal of critical issues in sociology of education, including some of the thorniest debates in the field."
London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC212.9 .R69 2006
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reference (non-circulating) » LC2669 .P73 2007 V.1
"A-Z thematic entries written by contemporary scholars" "including major educational perspectives, policies and concerns, significant events, historical figures in the field, and major organizations--provides a comprehensive educational resource..."
London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reference (non-circulating) » LC191 .R684 2010
Part 1: Perspectives and theories; Part 2: Social processes and practices; Part 3: Inequalities and resistances
Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publications, 2006.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reference (non-circulating) » LC212.9 .S24 2006
"It is a comprehensive overview of different theoretical positions on gender issues in schools. The contributions cover all sectors of education from early years to higher education; curriculum subjects; methodological and theoretical perspectives; and gender identities in education. Each chapter reviews, synthesises and provides a critical interrogation of key contemporary themes in education."
Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, c2008.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reference (non-circulating) » LA210 .A15 2008 V.1

New books

Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC191.98 .C6 C55 2016
Rotterdam, Netherlands : Sense Publishers, c2015.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC71 .C658 2015
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC5056 .G7 K87 2015
New York, NY : Manchester University Press, 2014.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC191.9 .U553 2014
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC191.4 .F35 2015
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LA210 .C536 2015


Beverly Hills, Sage Publications.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reading Room
Albany, N.Y., American Sociological Association [etc.]
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » 370.5 .J836 V.82 2009
[Beverly Hills, Calif.] Sage Publications.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » HM1 .T43 V.36 2008


Education databases

[Washington, DC : National Library of Education?, 199?-
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
Bibliographic database of educational resources including articles, reports, and curriculum.
[Bronx, N.Y.] : H.W. Wilson Co.
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
Indexes and abstracts articles of English-language periodicals and books on education from 1983 on. Abstracting coverage begins with January 1994. Full-text coverage begins in January 1996 and is available for over half the 600 journals indexed.
Bethesda, MD : Editorial Projects in Education, Inc.
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
Birmingham, AL : Teachers College Record
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
"Teachers College Record Book Reviews provides comprehensive reviews of the leading books in education and educational research by major scholars in these fields. "

Related Databases

[San Diego, etc., Sociological Abstracts, inc.]
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » HM1 .S67 V.52:NO.6 2004
Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.
Baltimore, Md. : National Information Services Corp.,
Green Library » InfoCenter: desk (non-circulating) » HQ1 .F367
Indexes and abstracts over 1,000 journals, books, conference papers, government reports, etc. in the area of family studies.
Norwood, MA : SilverPlatter Information,
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
Contains bibliographic information from an international selection of publications (including over 2600 journals and books, book reviews, and book chapters) in the fields of economics, political science, sociology, and anthropology.
Bethesda, MD : Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
"CSA Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,300+ serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews."

Gender databases

Beachwood, OH : Responsive Database Services,
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
Contains full text of reports, articles, and newsletters on issues affecting women.
[Stamford, CT] : Softline Information, Inc., [1998 or 1999]-
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
Full text collection of journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings and governmental NGO and special reports devoted to women's and gender issues. Contains materials dating back to the 1970's.
Baltimore, MD: National Information Services Corp. (NISC), c1991,1996-
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
Indexes the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Over 800 essential sources include: journals, newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports, theses, dissertations, NGO studies, important websites & web documents, and grey literature.