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`I waited with great anticipation to receive Jon Prossers book School Culture. The wait was worth it and I wasn't to be disappointed....this is a fine book bringing to a reader a credible and solid set of work'- Youth and Policy School culture is today one of the most important themes in education and educational research.This book draws on a wide range of contemporary perspectives to provide an insight into the key issues and concepts which underpin school culture. The first part of the book is concerned with culture as an holistic concept. The second part adopts the stance that school culture is the sum of its subcultures.The contributors focus on significant groups such as te

Visual Sociology and School Culture
Visual sociology and school culture
JonProsser and TerryWarburton
Introduction

Culture is a way of constructing reality and different cultures are simply different constructions of reality. Although people of different cultures live in different worlds no person lives in a random world. That is, no culture's image of reality lacks order. Researchers strive to classify phenomena, to look at cultures in terms of categories and patterns to understand why people behave the way they do. The methodology we employ is essentially visually orientated. It enables us to identify visual categories, patterns, and meanings, and is an important aid in understanding what constitutes an institution's culture. Whereas other chapters in this book serve to expand our substantive knowledge of school culture, this chapter examines how ...

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