Course: Sociology of Education

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Course title Sociology of Education
Course code KVS/NSOVQ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Maiello Giuseppe, doc. Ph.D.
Course content
1) Definition of sociology of education, subject and methods of sociology of education. 2) Constitution of sociology of education from 19th century to present time. 3) Sociology of education in paradigms: consensus, conflict and interpretative. 4) Socialization - perspectives of sociology, pedagogy and psychology. 5) Sociology of education and social structure, theory of social and cultural reproduction. 6) Sociology of education and children, youth, adults and seniors. 7) Family and gender in education. 8) Post-industrial society and education. Knowledge society.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook)
  • Semestral Work - 10 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 13 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 5 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 13 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course aims to identify and explore some of the major perspectives in the sociology of education and locate them in relation to the broader traditions within the discipline of sociology. It reviews the contribution of sociology to an understanding of policy and practice within modern educational systems, particularly the relationship to social inequalities (race/ethnicity, class, gender, disabilities) and examines recent studies in sociology of education with particular reference to education policy, curriculum, schools and classrooms.
Students will be able to characterize the social impact on the education system presented sociology of education (most often it is the influence of class, gender effect, the effect of values and culture, ethnicity, etc.)
General overview on the philosophy and sociology of XIX. and XX. century

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Class Attendance and Participation: 80%. Final Exam: 20 %.
Recommended literature
  • De Singly, F. (1999). Sociologie současné rodiny.. Praha.
  • Galla, K.:. (1967). Úvod do sociologie výchovy.. Praha: SPN.
  • Havlík, R., Koťa, J. (2002). Sociologie výchovy a školy.. Praha: Portál.
  • Illich, I. (2001). Odškolnění společnosti: polemický spis. . Praha: SLON .
  • PROKOP, J. (2005). Škola a společnost v kritických teoriích druhé poloviny 20. století. Praha.
  • Rabušicová, M. (1991). K sociologii výchovy, vzdělávání a školy. Brno: Masarykova univerzita. Filozofická fakulta.
  • Simonová, N. (2011). Vzdělanostní nerovnosti v české společnosti: vývoj od počátku 20. století do současnosti. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství (SLON).

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Teaching the Foundations of Social Sciences in Secondary Schools and Higher Primary Schools (NA16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Teaching the Foundations of Social Sciences in Secondary Schools and Higher Primary Schools (NA16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter