Sociology of Education (socialisation-interculturalism)

Course Information
TitleΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΣΗΣ (κοινωνικοποίηση-διαπολιτισμικότητα) / Sociology of Education (socialisation-interculturalism)
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorAntigoni Sarakinioti
Course ID280008962

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philosophy and Education (2011-today)

Registered students: 306
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for the specific course given its introductory character.
Learning Outcomes
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the basic concepts of Sociology of Education and Intercultural Education, so that they will be in the position to realize the social dimension of a range of educational issues. Learning Outcomes: 1. Know the different -complementary or competing- theories and approaches, which have been developed in the scientific field of Sociology of Education 2. Conceptualize and understand the links between education and inequalities 3. Understand and be able to analyze the social dimensions which have moulded the educational systems 4. Analyze contemporary issues in educational policy and practice 5. Consider alternatives to the present education system and their organizational implications 6. Consider the implications of immigration and repatriation for education 7. Know the aims, axioms and practices of intercultural education and be able to juxtapose intercultural and monocultural educational policies and practices 8. Critically consider the effectiveness of Greek education with regard to the repatriate and immigrant students
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to the subject matter - conceptual approach (1st session) The evolution of human society and its transformation (2nd session) School as an institution in contemporary society (3rd session) Theories of socialisation (4th session) Groups and agents of socialisation (5th session) The social recognition of childhood (6th session) Social inequality, family background,inequalities in education. School achievement and social origin, language codes (7th session) Politics of education (8th session) Education and economic growth - social mobility (9th session) Immigration and intercultural education (10th session) Approaches in minority education (11th session) Greek reality and international picture (12th session) General conclusions- exam preparation (13th session)
school as an institution, socialization, childhood, social and educational inequality, language codes, social mobility, intercultural education
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Ppt presentations, use of e-class (Open Courses) and course blog, e-mail communication with students
Course Organization
Other / Others
Student Assessment
Students are evaluated on the basis of their written performance in the final examination of the course. The assessment criteria are discussed in the course of the semester, so that students can orientate their study respectively. In addition they are posted on the course blog. The examination questions are set according to the learning outcomes. Students are expected to demostrate understanding of the course content as well as abilities such as analysis, synthesis, comparison and implementation. Incoming ERASMUS students that are not competent in Greek may take on a scientific written assignment in English or in German on a topic related to the course after of course having arranged this in the beginning of the semester. Students who know or are currently learning Greek are welcome to actively participate in class.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Νικολάου, Σουζάνα-Μαρία (2006). Θεωρητικά ζητήματα στην Κοινωνιολογία της Εκπαίδευσης. Αθήνα: Gutenberg. Δαμανάκης, Μιχάλης (επιμ.) (2003). Η εκπαίδευση των παλιννοστούντων και αλλοδαπών μαθητών στην Ελλάδα: διαπολιτισμική προσέγγιση. Αθήνα: Gutenberg.
Additional bibliography for study
Banks, Olive (χχ). H Kοινωνιολογία της Εκπαίδευσης/μτφρ. Τάσος Δαρβέρης. Θεσσαλονίκη: Παρατηρητής. Blackledge, David & Barry Hunt (1994[1985]). Κοινωνιολογία της Εκπαίδευσης/μτφρ. Μαρία Δεληγιάννη. Αθήνα: Μεταίχμιο. Κελπανίδης, Μιχάλης (2012). Κοινωνιολογία της Εκπαίδευσης: θεωρίες και πραγματικότητα. Αθήνα: Ελληνικά Γράμματα. Κεσίδου, Αναστασία (2008). «Διαπολιτισμική εκπαίδευση: μια εισαγωγή». Στο: Ένταξη παιδιών παλιννοστούντων και αλλοδαπών στο σχολείο (Γυμνάσιο) (επιμ.), Οδηγός επιμόρφωσης-Διαπολιτισμική εκπαίδευση και αγωγή. Θεσσαλονίκη: Λιθογραφία, 21-36. Μιχαλακόπουλος, Γιώργος (2000). Κοινωνιολογία και εκπαίδευση: προσεγγίσεις στην κοινωνιολογική διερεύνηση της εκπαίδευσης και της εκπαιδευτικής πράξης. Θεσσαλονίκη: Κυριακίδης. Mühlbauer, K.R. (1995). Κοινωνικοποίηση: θεωρία και έρευνα/μτφρ. Δημήτρης Δημοκίδης. Θεσσαλονίκη: Κυριακίδης. Νικολάου, Γιώργος (2011). Ένταξη και εκπαίδευση των αλλοδαπών μαθητών στο δημοτικό σχολείο. Αθήνα: Πεδίο. Νόβα-Καλτσούνη, Χριστίνα (2010). Κοινωνιολογία της εκπαίδευσης. Αθήνα: Gutenberg. Φραγκουδάκη, Άννα (1985). Κοινωνιολογία της Εκπαίδευσης: θεωρίες για την κοινωνική ανισότητα στο σχολείο. Αθήνα: Παπαζήσης. Χένεκα, Χανς Πέτερ (1989). Βασική κατεύθυνση Κοινωνιολογίας της Εκπαίδευσης/μτφρ. Γ. Σ. Κακαλέτρης. Αθήνα: Καστανιώτης.
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