The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding.
Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension.
Key Concepts in Urban Studies:
Clearly and concisely explains the basic ideas in the interdisciplinary field of urban studies; Offers concise discussions of concepts ranging from community, neighbourhood, and the city to globalization, the New Urbanism, feminine space, and urban problems; Constitutes a re-examination of the key ideas in the field; Is illustrated throughout with international examples; Provides an essential reference guide for all students and teachers across the urban disciplines within sociology, political science, planning and geography.
The Chicago School
Education and Reproduction of Labor
The crisis of public education and the urban crisis in many countries are related. The ability of American cities, for example, to reproduce a qualified labor force under present conditions of an information driven [Page 22]and global economy is limited, just as the inner city quality of life has also declined. Student performance as a whole declined over the last several decades, and in world comparisons US grade school students do poorly in science and maths. But throughout metropolitan regions, the quality of local schools is a function of where one lives. For the most part, the better schools are located in the wealthier areas and in the suburbs. Even inner-city school systems that historically have functioned at a relatively high level, despite the poverty of ...