Sociology of Education

Course ID
0ΕΠ01
Επίπεδο
Undergraduate
Είδος
Optional (free)
Εξάμηνο
Free
Περίοδος
Fall Semester
ECTS
2
Ώρες Θεωρίας
2
Ώρες Εργαστηρίου

Description

Social inequality in education. Epistemological issues on sociology of education. Statistical correlation between school performance and students’ socio-cultural origin and provenance. Schools as institutions. Relation between school and society, via international and domestic examples. Relation between performance and inherent skills. Concepts of meritocracy and equal opportunities. Cultural capital theory (Bourdieu). Theory of language codes (Bernstein). Methods and techniques currently used to investigate the educational practices in the classroom in conjunction with appropriate social phenomena.

Course objectives

  • Students should be able to recognize and acquaint with the basic theories explaining the educational reality and be able to present and analyze the various considerations which have been developed in the scientific field of Sociology of Education
  • Students should be able to understand the social inequalities in education and the link between social origin, cultural and educational capital of pupils-students and school performance
  • Students should be able to reflect upon equal opportunities in education and the intrinsic or non abilities of each pupil-student

Textbooks/Bibliography

  • Κοινωνιολογία της εκπαίδευσης ,  Φραγκουδάκη Άννα, “ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΠΑΠΑΖΗΣΗ ΑΕΒΕ”, 1η έκδ./1985, ΑΘΗΝΑ, 30182
  • ΔΙΔΑΣΚΟΝΤΑΣ ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΙΑ ΣΕ ΜΗ ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΟΥΣ, ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ-ΚΟΛΛΙΑ ΕΥΦΡΟΣΥΝΗ-ΑΛΚΗΣΤΗ, ΑΦΟΙ ΚΥΡΙΑΚΙΔΗ ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ Α.Ε., 1η/2016, ΘΕΣ/ΝΙΚΗ, 59362953
  • Θεωρητικά ζητήματα στην κοινωνιολογία της εκπαίδευσης, Νικολάου Σουζάννα-Μαρία, “Γ. ΔΑΡΔΑΝΟΣ – Κ. ΔΑΡΔΑΝΟΣ Ο.Ε.”, 2η έκδ./2009, ΑΘΗΝΑ, 31627
  • Κοινωνιολογία της εκπαίδευσης, Νόβα-Καλτσούνη Χριστίνα, ” Γ. ΔΑΡΔΑΝΟΣ – Κ. ΔΑΡΔΑΝΟΣ Ο.Ε.”, 1η έκδ./2010, ΑΘΗΝΑ, 31712

Assessment method

Written examinations at the end of the semester during examination period

Course material

Slides in each course-interaction with students