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Coleman, James S., 1926-1995


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    • James Samuel
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    • Coleman, James Samuel, 1926-1995
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    • found: Political cleavage within the International Typographical Union, 1955: title page (James Samuel Coleman)
    • found: Equality of educational opportunity, 1966: title page (James S. Coleman)
    • found: Public and private schools, 1981: title page (James Coleman)
    • found: Foundations of social theory, 1990: title page (James S. Coleman)
    • found: Contemporary Authors Online, via WWW, October 3, 2012 (James S(amuel) Coleman; born May 12, 1926 in Bedford, Ind.; died of prostate cancer on March 25, 1995 in Chicago, Illinois; B.S., Purdue University, 1949; Ph. D., Columbia University, 1955; assistant professor of sociology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill., 1956-1959; associate professor, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., 1959-1961; professor of sociology, 1961-1973; professor of sociology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill., 1973-; Coleman is best remembered for his paper "Equality of Educational Opportuniy," which concluded that poor children benefit academically by being in integrated schools; in 1975, he issued another report stating that bussing was a failure, and that it prompted a mass exodus of whites from urban public schools; in 1981, he issued another controversial report in which he sought to illustrate the superiority of private over public education)
    • found: StateUniversity.com, via WWW, October 3, 2012 (James S. Coleman (1926-1995); a major twentieth-century figure in the sociology of education, James S. Coleman was a social theorist and an empirical researcher with a prevailing interest in social problems in education-tackling issues that were sometimes unpopular; his major work was done as professor in the Johns Hopkins University Department of Sociology (1960-1972) and at the University of Chicago in Sociology and the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) as a research director (1956-1959 and 1973-1995); he published more than thirty books and many articles; besides being president of the American Sociological Association (1993-1997), he worked on the creation of the National Educational Longitudinal Study database, which he used extensively in his research)
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