Sociology of Education (0ΕΠ01)
Instructor : Paraskevopoulou-Kollia Efrosyni-Alkisti
Course typeFree Elective
TermFall Semester
Teaching hours2
Laboratory hours
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
  • Φραγκουδάκη Άννα, Κοινωνιολογία της εκπαίδευσης, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 30182, 1985, Παπαζήση ΑΕΒΕ, ISBN: 978-960-02-0226-7.
  • Νόβα-Καλτσούνη Χριστίνα, Κοινωνιολογία της εκπαίδευσης, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 31712, 2010, Γ. Δαρδανός Ο.Ε, ISBN: 978-960-01-1326-6.
Assessment method
Written examinations at the end of the semester during examination period
Course material
Slides in each course-interaction with students