Alan Sadovnik

Alan Sadovnik
Rutgers University-Newark · SPAA

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This essay examines three schools in New York City - the City and Country School founded in 1914 - and two founded in 1974 and 1984 - Central Park East Elementary School 1 and Central Park East Secondary School - with respect to how they reflected Deweyan pedagogic practices and Dewey's belief in democratic education. ¹ It analyzes whether such ped...
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I was born and spent my first nine years in the Boulevard Housing Project in the East New York section of Brooklyn, a working class section of New York City. Both of my parents were Holocaust survivors and the Holocaust became a major theme of my childhood. As I grew into adulthood, I learned a sense of social justice from my parents, which would c...
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The Sociology of Education is no different in form than other fields of scholarship in that it depends wholly on the creativity, passion, assiduousness, and luck of the women and men who commit themselves to the advancement of the discipline. Surely world events and the political economy of a given time and place bear tremendous responsibility for...
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Leaders in the Sociology of Education: Intellectual Self-Portraits contains eighteen self-portraits written by some of the leading sociologists of education in the world. Representing the United States, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong, the authors discuss a variety of factors that have affected their lifetime of scholarship, including their child...
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Informal, out-of-school education encompasses a variety of programs existing alongside the founding and growth of public schools. This chapter explores the history of the institutionalization of informal, out-of-school education, including programs offered by religious institutions, social service organizations, cultural institutions, special inter...
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Basil Bernstein (2000: 365) asks: ‘How real is the contemporary pedagogic panic’? And then suggests that a new sociological project might ‘focus on the diverse sites, generating both claims for changes in knowledge forms and displacement of and replacement by new forms, creating a new field of knowledge positions, sponsors, designers, and transmitt...
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Critical policy studies adopts a discourse analytic approach to policy research, drawing specifically on the Foucauldian concepts of discourse, regimes of disciplinary power (bio-politics and panoptic surveillance principles), and subject positions; and the Bourdieuian concepts of field, capital and habitus. A core aim of critical policy studies is...
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In der Bildungssoziologie spiegeln sich die großen theoretischen Stränge der Soziologie wider. Von den Ursprüngen in den klassischen Positionen bei Karl Marx, Max Weber und Émile Durkheim bis zu den zeitgenössisch einflussreichen Richtungen wie dem symbolischen Interaktionismus, dem Postmodernismus und der Kritischen Theorie wurde die Bildungssozio...
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of Review A report published by the Lexington Institute presents findings on the effectiveness of New Jersey's Abbott v. Burke court decisions from the late 1990s through 2009. The report argues that the reforms ordered by the state's supreme court failed to significantly increase student achievement despite what it terms as dramatic increases in s...
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Background/Context The contemporary small-school movement traces its roots to the alternative schools of the 1960s and the development of small urban schools in the 1980s. However, the small-school movement has its roots in the progressive movement of the early twentieth century. Although there is a significant amount of research on the early progr...
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For more than 150 years Wheaton College, located in the small city of Norton, Massachusetts, dedicated itself to the higher education of women. Then in September 1988 this private liberal arts college admitted its first men undergraduates. Given its historical commitment to the education of women, Wheaton College pursued coeducation within a framew...
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This article compares student achievement of fourth graders in charter schools and district public schools in Newark, New Jersey. We find that Newark and New Jersey’s charter schools mirror the educational inequalities of the state as a whole, as well as its Abbott Districts. The data indicate that charter schools are similar to district urban publ...
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Historians of progressive education have often overlooked the contributions of women to the movement. Although some of the women chronicled in this book are mentioned in various histories,1 this is more often than not in the context of brief discussions of the schools that they founded, rather than in a discussion of their lives and careers. More i...
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Interest in progressive education and feminist pedagogy has gained a significant following in current educational reform circles. Founding Mothers and Others examines the female founders of progressive schools and other female educational leaders in the early twentieth century and their schools or educational movements. All of the women led remarka...
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For almost three decades, Basil Bernstein has been a central figure in the sociology of education. From his early work on language and code theory to his later work on curriculum and the transmission of knowledge, Bernstein attempts to connect macrolevel class and power relations to the microlevel educational processes of the school. This article p...

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