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A sociological approach to education [electronic resource] : a revision of community backgrounds of education / Lloyd Allen Cook, Elaine Forsuth Cook.

By: Cook, Lloyd Allen.
Contributor(s): Cook, Elaine Forsyth, 1909-.
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, 1950Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xii, 514 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Subject(s): Educational sociology | Education -- Aims and objectives | Social psychology | Education | Psychology, SocialAdditional physical formats: OriginalOnline resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.
Contents:
pt. 1. Viewpoint and approach -- pt. 2. The community frame of life -- pt. 3. Community, child, and school -- pt. 4. Ways of working on school problems -- pt. 5. Improving teacher education.
Summary: "Thoroughly revised, A Sociological Approach to Education is a study of American community life as it hears upon all aspects of school practices and public relations. The text applies modern sociological and anthropological knowledge and techniques to the everyday problems of schools at all levels and considers school problems the problems of our society as it seeks to reintegrate its mode of life around democratic values--the problems of human relations, economic well-being, civil rights, social services, and related issues. Topics are considered within the broad framework of community life in hamlets, towns, cities, and great metropolitan areas on the basis of problem solving via cooperative action, emphasis being on group study-action methods for various school and school-community situations. Crystallized from an abundance of factual material, A Sociological Approach to Education is a conception of education as a joint school and community function, with the school taking the initiative in conducting community studies and organizing cooperative community action"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

pt. 1. Viewpoint and approach -- pt. 2. The community frame of life -- pt. 3. Community, child, and school -- pt. 4. Ways of working on school problems -- pt. 5. Improving teacher education.

"Thoroughly revised, A Sociological Approach to Education is a study of American community life as it hears upon all aspects of school practices and public relations. The text applies modern sociological and anthropological knowledge and techniques to the everyday problems of schools at all levels and considers school problems the problems of our society as it seeks to reintegrate its mode of life around democratic values--the problems of human relations, economic well-being, civil rights, social services, and related issues. Topics are considered within the broad framework of community life in hamlets, towns, cities, and great metropolitan areas on the basis of problem solving via cooperative action, emphasis being on group study-action methods for various school and school-community situations. Crystallized from an abundance of factual material, A Sociological Approach to Education is a conception of education as a joint school and community function, with the school taking the initiative in conducting community studies and organizing cooperative community action"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).

Also issued in print.

Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2014 dcunns

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