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Coleman, James S. 1926-1995

Works: 205 works in 1,034 publications in 9 languages and 24,754 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Longitudinal studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Honoree, Other
Classifications: HM24, 301.018
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Most widely held works by James S Coleman
The adolescent society; the social life of the teenager and its impact on education by James S Coleman( Book )

68 editions published between 1961 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of social theory by James S Coleman( Book )

53 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High school achievement : public, Catholic, and private schools compared by James S Coleman( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equality of educational opportunity by James S Coleman( Book )

52 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Public and private high schools : the impact of communities by James S Coleman( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Union democracy; the internal politics of the International Typographical Union by Seymour Martin Lipset( Book )

62 editions published between 1956 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to mathematical sociology by James S Coleman( Book )

35 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The asymmetric society by James S Coleman( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and German and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qualitative and quantitative social research : papers in honor of Paul F. Lazarsfeld by Robert King Merton( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resources for social change: race in the United States by James S Coleman( Book )

13 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book draws together some of the emerging theories of directed social change for application to a particular problem: the social, economic, and political positions of Negroes in the United States. An orientation towards social problems, which sees change as a consequence of man's action and thus potentially under his control, has led to the emergence of approaches to social change which may be termed "theories of directed social change." These theories conflict with one another because they differ sharply in the resources they take as prime movers for change. Yet, taken together, they do provide some increment to knowledge both in terms of the kinds of resources that are relevant to social change and the ways these resources are converted to the desired products of change. The book makes no attempt to resolve the conflicts that arise and, thus, to lay out a positive program of change. It attempts to provide a social accounting framework that can show what knowledge is required, and that can use the required knowledge, when it becomes available--as an aid to social policy at all levels of social action. This book grew out of a paper that was prepared for a conference on Race and the Social Sciences at the University of Michigan in October, 1967. The present book is an enlargement and modification of that paper using data from a number of sources to add to the analysis. (Author/JM)
Equality and achievement in education by James S Coleman( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power and the structure of society by James S Coleman( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parents, teachers, and children : prospects for choice in American education by James S Coleman( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen authors, from many different backgrounds, offer their observations about American education and about American society in general. The articles focus on educational alternatives in the past and present systems of American education. Subjects covered include: historical perspectives on American education, teacher attitudes toward public education, parent and community views on education, cultural pluralism and education, the funding of public education, voucher systems, parochial education, and other opportunities for educational choice. Two appendices include a model statute designed to further integration and a friend-of-the-court brief filed in the Crawford V. Los Angeles Unified School District desegregation case of 1977. (Author/JK)
Parents, their children, and schools by Barbara L Schneider( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parental involvement with children at home, in school, and in the community is one of the most important factors in educational success. Yet we know very little about the most effective approaches to parental intervention. Moreover, not all parents have the same resources or opportunities to act on the educational expectations they have for their children. This book examines the resources available to parents and the actions parents can take to further their children's education. It is the first study of the subject based on major survey data, drawing from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 - a national survey of 26,000 eighth graders, their parents, teachers, and school administrators. The authors explore several important debates, including the extent to which parental involvement can mitigate the constraints of poverty for minorities and disadvantaged students, school choice and equality of educational opportunity, and the effects that school-sponsored activities involving parents have on educational performance. Certain to change the thinking of educators and policymakers, this book is essential reading for scholars and parents as well
Community conflict by James S Coleman( Book )

16 editions published between 1900 and 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on earlier studies of communities under stress, research on social organization and psychological research, this review attempts to clarify recurrent patterns as they are affected by the setting and initiation of controversy, the dynamics of controversy and factors during the course of controversy. Bibliography included
Adolescents and the schools by James S Coleman( Book )

9 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes problems of educating young people in view of the social, political and economic demands of modern society
The mathematics of collective action by James S Coleman( Book )

28 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social theory for a changing society by Pierre Bourdieu( Book )

13 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redesigning American education by James S Coleman( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on several principles of sociological theory, James S. Coleman and his colleagues construct a new design for American schooling. The authors present compelling evidence on the deficits of our educational system compared to other countries, arguing that the problems are the result of inappropriate incentives for teachers, students, and parents. Asserting that most American school systems are driven by administrative needs, the authors propose school designs that would shift the focus to student achievement output as the driving force behind public education
Approaches to social theory : based on the W.I. Thomas and Florian Znaniecki Memorial Conference on Social Theory by S Lindenberg( Book )

13 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Foundations of social theory
Alternative Names
Coleman, J. S.

Coleman, James.

Coleman, James 1926-1995

Coleman, James S.

Coleman, James S. 1926-1995

Coleman, James S. (James Samuel)

Coleman, James S. (James Samuel), 1926-1995

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Coleman, James Smoot

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James Samuel Coleman Amerikaans socioloog (1926-1995)

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James Samuel Coleman US-amerikanischer Soziologe

ג'יימס קולמן

コールマン, J. S.

コールマン, ジェイムズ・S

コールマン, ジェームズ サミュエル


English (434)

German (10)

Italian (10)

Japanese (2)

French (1)

Persian (1)

Polish (1)

Spanish (1)

Korean (1)

Foundations of social theoryEquality of educational opportunityThe asymmetric societyQualitative and quantitative social research : papers in honor of Paul F. LazarsfeldPower and the structure of societyParents, their children, and schoolsThe mathematics of collective actionRedesigning American education