Courses Catalogue

Sociology Of Education

COURSE CODE: EDF 1101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Primary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

  • The Meaning of Sociology (3 Hours)
  • Introduction, definitions
  • origin and development of sociology
  • modern perspective of sociology as a discipline
  • sociology of education
  • relevance of sociology of education to a teacher

The Impact of Societal Forces on Education (3 Hours)

  • The nature of society
  • meaning of society
  • features of the society
  • grouping in society
  • interactions in society
  • the individual in a social group

Society and Education (3 Hours)

  • Meaning of Education
  • forms of education and characteristics
  • importance of education to a society

Sociological Environment and academic achievement (3 Hours)

  • Positive and negative influence of social environments on learning

The Socialization Process (3 Hours)

  • The concept of socialization
  • modes of socialization
  • agents of socialization

Adolescent social problems and school drop-out (6 Hours)

  • Social problems of adolescents
  • relationship between adolescence social problems and academic performance
  •  adolescence and school drop-out

Education and the transmission of culture (4 Hours)

  • The components of culture
  • characteristics of culture
  • role of education in the transmission of culture

Education and Social Mobility (3 Hours)

  • Description
  • the relationship between educational qualifications & occupational level 

Education and Social Change (5 Hours)

  • Trends of change
  • contribution of education to social change
  • education and development

The teaching profession (3 Hours)

  • The societal perception of teachers, P.T.A

The Sociology of the classroom (5 Hours)

  • Teacher expectations
  • Students expectations
  • The Dynamics of a classroom

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Field trips
  • Documentaries

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes