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.
Written examinations at the end of the semester during examination period
Slides in each course-interaction with students