Sociology of Education

Sociology of Education Cover Editor: John Robert Warren, University of Minnesota
ISSN: 0038-0407
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Sociology of Education provides a forum for studies in the sociology of education and human social development. We publish research that examines how social institutions and individuals' experiences within these institutions affect educational processes and social development. Such research may span various levels of analysis, ranging from the individual to the structure of relations among social and educational institutions. In an increasingly complex society, important educational issues arise throughout the life cycle. The journal presents a balance of papers examining all stages and all types of education at the individual, institutional, and organizational levels. We invite contributions from all methodologies.


Selected Articles


School Racial Composition and Parental Choice: New Evidence on the Preferences of White Parents in the United States Chase M. Billingham and Matthew O. Hunt (March 2016)

Understanding Educational Policy Formation: The Case of School Violence Policies in Israel Idit Fast (January 2016)

Fake It 'Til You Make It:  Why Community College Students "Hold Steady" Kelly Neilson (Octoboer 2015)

Trusting Each Other: Student-Counselor Relationships in Diverse High Schools Megan M. Holland (July 2015)

Kindergarten Black–White Test Score Gaps: Re-examining the Roles of Socioeconomic Status and School Quality with New Data David M. Quinn (April 2015)

Student Neighborhoods, Schools, and Test Score Growth: Evidence from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Deven Carlson and Joshua M. Cowen (January 2015)

The High School Environment and the Gender Gap in Science and Engineering Joscha Legewie and Thomas A. DiPrete (October 2014)

Football as a Status System in U.S. Higher Education Arik Lifschitz, Michael Sauder, and Mitchell L. Stevens (July 2014) 

Measure for Measure: How Proficiency-based Accountability Systems Affect Inequality in Academic Achievement Jennifer Jennings and Heeju Sohn (April 2014)

Disparities in Debt: Parents’ Socioeconomic Resources and Young Adult Student Loan Debt Jason N. Houle (January 2014)