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Sociology of School Organization
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Metz, M.H. 2010. “Sociology of School Organization”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


This course examines schools in the United States from the perspective of their functioning as organizations. As organizations, schools have much in common with social units as diverse as General Motors, the Internal Revenue Service, the neighborhood grocery store, and a local church. Such different organizations have importantly similar elements, but...

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