Sociology of Education
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Course code
RAS6161.YK
old course code
RAS6161
Course title in Estonian
Haridussotsioloogia
Course title in English
Sociology of Education
ECTS credits
4.0
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Overview of theories regarding sociology of knowledge. Comparison of educational systems in different countries.
Brief description of the course
Theories in the sociology of education. Functionalist theory (Durkheim). Conflict theory (Collins, Bowles, Gintis). Education and economy (Becker, Thurow). Human capital theory. "New" sociology of education: theories of cultural reproduction, haridussotsioloogia (Bourdieu, Bernstein). Educational system and social selection (Goldthorpe, Halsey). Educational expansion (Meyer). Educational systems in different countries. Typology of educational systems.
Work with literature. Two essays. Academic report about educational system of one country.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
Overview about main theories in the sociology of education
Teacher
Triin Roosalu
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