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Sociology of education in France: a productive course

This article presents a synthesis of works of the sociology of education, in France. It focuses on the approaches that characterize the orientations and contents of sociological studies marked by the socio-political stakes that affect the functioning of School and have molded its construction for nearly one century. The main researches in this field always tried to explain, on the one hand, the relationships between School and the French society and, on the other, the conditions of organization of the educational system and the interactions that take place among its various actors.

Sociology of education; Sociological approaches in education; School and society

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