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Author Jones, Tiffany,
Title A student-centred sociology of Australian education : voices of experience / Tiffany Jones.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2020]

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Author Jones, Tiffany,
Series Critical studies of education ; volume 13
Critical studies of education ; v. 13.
Subject Educational sociology -- Australia.
Students -- Australia -- Attitudes.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 16, 2020).
Contents 1. Introducing Sociology of Education2. Designing a Comparative Sociological Education Study3. Basic Demographics for Voices of Experience Participants4. Paradigm -- Australia's Largely Liberal & Conservative Schools5. Age -- Australia's Staging of Aging Via Spiral Curricula6. Sex & Gender -- Australian Schools Shout Sex & Whisper Gender7. Sexuality -- Australian Schools' Sexuality Wars 8. Social Class -- Australian Schools Won't Merit the Need9. Race -- Australia's Critical Racial & Cultural Curricula10. News Media -- Australian Schools on Fake News & Media Objectivity11. Popular Culture -- Teaching Traditional Canons vs. Playing with Postmodern Pastiche12. Technology -- Australia's Phone Bans & Educational Use13. Conclusion & Recommendations.
Summary This book is based on a comparative study from 2018, of four different approaches to education, according to 2,500 Australians' experiences of them, on a range of topics. It shows that whilst the critical approach has strong research-based support across the board, sometimes a liberal, conservative or post-modern approach may have some merit for certain outcomes. This is a book about challenging our biases and calling on ourselves to aim higher for education, than what our own pre-conceived ideas might allow. What and who is valued in education, and the social roles and identity messages learned, differ wildly from school to school. Education is most impacted by the orientation of education dominant in that context - whether conservative, liberal, critical or post-modern. These terms are often used with little practical data on the real-life schooling they entail. Who learns what in which approach? Who learns best with which approach, on which topic and why? This book provides this previously missing information. It offers holistic, detailed descriptions of conservative, liberal, critical and post-modern approaches to education broadly. It provides statistics and stories from real students on how the four approaches work practically in schools in relation to: age, gender, sexuality, social class, race, news-media, popular culture and technology. Chapters offer background information to the four perspectives, data from student participants, tutorial questions and activities, and suggestions for further reading.
ISBN 3030368637 (electronic book)
9783030368630 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-030-36
OCLC # 1135198314
Additional Format Print version: 3030368629 9783030368623 (OCoLC)1127310612

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