Social Science Theories on Teachers, Teaching, and Educational Systems

  • Jeanne H. Ballantine
  • Joan Z. Spade
Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE, volume 21)

These are but a few examples of the plethora of books that analyze the crisis in education and classrooms and propose measures to fix problems in our education systems across the years. Each new era — political administration, economic trend, global crisis — brings new suggestions for changes in education processes. To understand how education systems work — or don't work — social scientists develop theories providing logical explanations to better understand educational systems. These theories inform research on education and provide valuable insights into classroom interactions and methods of teaching students. Some theories have limited value, but others stand the test of time and have relevance beyond the immediate circumstances that generated them.


Social Capital Education System Educational System Cultural Capital Feminist Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeanne H. Ballantine
    • 1
  • Joan Z. Spade
    • 2
  1. 1.Sociology and Anthropology College of Liberal ArtsWright State UniversityDayton
  2. 2.Department of SociologyState University of New YorkBrockport

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