Making Sense of Mass Education
This book provides comprehensive analysis of the field of mass education. It focuses on the traditional issues associated with the education like gender, race, discrimination and equity to reveal about the assumptions and myths about the classroom.
Author has discussed the relationship between popular culture, schooling, and media expectations that revolves around the modern teacher within ethical, legal and historical point of view even it describes about the boundaries that are within the field of education, sociology, cultural, history and ethics. Even it demonstrates the assessment of the viewpoint and perceptions that have dominated education research traditionally.
The book has been divided into 4 parts that are having staircase approach for explaining the field of mass education. Firstly focuses has been given for reassessing the three pillars of modern and postmodern sociologies of the education including the chapters social class, gender and race. Following part is about the foundations of an alternative approach that are education and governance with the explanations of governance, subjectivity and even adulthood.
.with the description of cultural; context of contemporary education the chapters media, popular culture and technology have been explained. Last part puts light on philosophy and mass education including the topics of philosophy, ethics and the law along with the truth and post colonialism.