Course: Sociology of Education

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Course title Sociology of Education
Course code KFL/SVZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Brabec Martin, Mgr. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Václavíková Lenka, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Basic principles of education. 2. Literacy. 3. Education and society. 4. Basic aspects of educational system in the Czech rep. 5. Education as tool of power. 6. Family background as base of education. 7. Equality in access to education. 8. Socialization process in school environment. 9. Pedagogue as intermediate of education. 10. Readership as an indicator of education. 11. Basics of sociology of education. 12. Education and employment market. 13. Lifetime education. 14. Work with sociological data in the teaching at basic and high school.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course presents deeply the main sociological theories and researches focused on education with specific respect on selected issues such as social stratification, gender differences, functional literacy etc. Students learn the basic idea of sociological perspective in research of education, educational system and its effects on society. They also familiarize with research data from Czech educational context, also in comparison with international data.
The students will acknowledge themselves with the informations acording to the goal and the matter of the course.
Prerequisites
Preconditions are frased in the annotation of the course and in the curriculum of the studying programme.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student's performance analysis

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Recommended literature
  • BERNSTEIN, B. Class, codes and Kontrol. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1971. ISBN 0415302870. HAVLÍK, R., KOŤA, J. Sociologie výchovy a školy. Praha: Portál, 2002. ISBN 80-7178-635-7. HAVLÍK, R. Učitelské povolání z pohledu sociálních věd. Praha. PedF UK, 1998. ISBN 80-86039-72-2. RŮŽIČKA, R., BALLANTINE, J., H., RUIZ SAN ROMÁN, J. (eds.) Key Contexts for Education and Democracy in Globalizing Societies. Praha: Action M, 2004. ISBN 80-86742-05-9. TAYLOR, D. Many Families, Many Literacies. Porthsmouth (New Hampshire): Heineman, 1997. ISBN 0-435-08130-6. THERNSTROM, S., THERNSTROM, A. No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003. ISBN 0-74320446-8. LILLY, E., GREEN, C. R. Developing Partership with Families Through Children´s Literature. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2003. ISBN 0-13-031351-3. RABUŠICOVÁ M. Gramotnost: staré téma v novém pohledu. FF MU: Brno, 2002. ISBN 80-210-2858-0. ILLICH, I. Odškolnění společnosti. Praha: SLON, 2001. ISBN 80-85850-96-6. Hendrichová, J. (ed.) Lidské zdroje v ČR 1999. Praha: ÚIV, NVF, 1999. ISBN 80-211-0325-6. Boudon, R. Education, Opportunity and Social Inequality. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1974. ISBN 0-471-09105-7mezilidské komunikace. Grada 2001..
  • BALLANTINE, J.H. The Sociology of Education, Schools and Society: A Systematic Analysis. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2001. ISBN 0-13-025974-8.


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