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Sociology of Education

Extra Issue 1996

Special Issue on Sociology and Educational Policy: Bringing Scholarship and Practice Together

Peter W. Cookson, Jr., Joseph C. Conaty, and Harold S. Himmelfarb, Guest Editors

Front Matter and Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction

New Connections for Sociology and Education: Contributing to School Reform
Joyce L. Epstein

The Problem of Individualism in Family-School Policies
Annette Lareau and Wesley Shumar

Opportunity-to-Learn Standards: A Sociological Critique
Kevin J. Dougherty

Opportunities to Learn and Student Diversity: Prospects and Pitfalls of a Common Core Curriculum
James M. McPartland and barbara Schneider

Access to and Opportunity in Postsecondary Education in the United States: A Review
Therese L. Baker and William VĂ©lez

Policy Uses of Research on the High School-to-Work Transition
James E. Rosenbaum

Forming American Educational Policy with International Data: Lessons from the Sociology of Education
John W. Meyer and David P. Baker

Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice
Maureen T. Hallinan

Potential Pitfalls of Systemic Reform: Early Lessons from Detracking Research
Amy Stuart Wells and Jeannie Oakes