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