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Sociology of Education: Books

Franklin Catalog : finding books about the sociology of education

Franklin Catalog uses Library of Congress subject headings and subject heading subdivisions to describe books, ebooks, videos, and other Penn Libraries materials that are about impairments and disability and about people with impairments or disabilities. These subject headings are assigned at the most detailed level treated by most of the work.

Look for patterns in subject headings. Identify synonyms among subject headings. Combine subject heading phrases using Franklin Catalog's "Keyword Search" function.

Example subject headings relating to the sociology of education are:

Educational sociology Educational anthropology
Classroom environment School environment
Community and schools Citizens' advisory committees in education
Home and school Parents' and teachers' associations
Home visits (education) Parent-teacher relationships
Parenting Parent-student counselor relationships
Education, primary Education, secondary Education, higher
Public schools Private schools Community schools
Urban schools Magnet schools Universities and colleges
Charter schools Privatization in education High schools
Junior high schools Middle schools Elementary schools
Alternative schools Single-sex schools Low-performing schools
Educational equalization School integration Discrimination in education
Segregation in education Race relations in school management
Busing for school integration Faculty integration De facto school segregation
Affirmative action programs in education
Academic achievement Dropout behavior, prediction of
Dropouts High school dropouts College dropouts
Underachievers Homeless students Family life education
American students (used for students studying abroad)

Narrowing down your book search results

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Conditions and aspects

attitudes civil rights
economic conditions educational aspects
government policy health aspects
history intellectual life
moral and ethical aspects
legal status social aspects
social conditions public opinion
social life and customs
politics and government
psychology religion
psychological aspects
religious aspects religious life

Methodologies and sources

methodology anecdotes
autobiography case studies
correspondence diaries
cross-cultural studies
fieldwork interviews
longitudinal studies newspapers
personal narratives statistics
surveys testing

Representations and participation

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... and crime ... and the arts
... and the performing arts
influences study and teaching
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