Equality and Achievement An Introduction to the Sociology of Education

Equality and Achievement An Introduction to the Sociology of Education
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  • ISBN-13: 9780130481771
  • ISBN: 0130481777
  • Edition: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR


Riordan, Cornelius H.


This concise introduction to the sociology, of education demonstrates that differences between and within schools, homes, and peer groups are related in systemic ways to differences in educational outcomes. Addressing both empirical data and important theoretical concepts, it explores the impact that equality and achievement can have on academic success. Equality and Achievementoffers extensive coverage of thought-provoking topics--such as accountability and standards, school size, tracking, reform and restructuring, youth cultures, parental involvement, and single parent households. Over two-hundred new citations; more than thirty new empirical studies, and a streamlined presentation are included in this second edition ofEquality and Achievement.Riordan, Cornelius H. is the author of 'Equality and Achievement An Introduction to the Sociology of Education', published 2003 under ISBN 9780130481771 and ISBN 0130481777.

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