Moral Education and School Social Organization

  • Charles E. Bidwell


For some time, the sociology of schools has been dominated by a definition of the school as an array of resource stocks—such things, for example, as teachers, specialist staff, books, subject matter content, and time. For this definition, we owe something to the economists (e.g., Murnane, 1975; Thomas, 1977) and psychologists (e.g., Carroll, 1963; Wiley, 1976). However, it has been widely used and elaborated in studies of educational status attainment, especially studies that relate attainment to social stratification (e.g., Alexander, Cook, and McDill, 1978; Alexander and McDill, 1976; Hauser, 1971; Hauser, Sewell, and Alwin, 1976; Heyns, 1974; Kerckhoff, 1974; Rosenbaum, 1976; Sewell, Haller, and Portes, 1969).


Moral Judgment Moral Education Corporate Group Transmission Effect Resource Stock 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles E. Bidwell
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  1. 1.Departments of Education and SociologyUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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