Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorArgyrios Kyridis
Course ID80003385

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Early Childhood Education (2012-today)

Registered students: 131
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreBackround CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The main objective of the course is to help students to: Understand basic sociological concepts Understanding basic research tools of sociology Analyze social phenomena using sociological tools Analyze and understand the functions of education and educational problems Formulate research questions using theoretical tools of sociology of education Understand the functions and in particular the social functions of preschool education Understand of the social role of kindergarten Analyze and understand the social functions of preschool education Formulate research questions about the nursery education and its functions Understand the concept of social vulnerability Understand the concept of social cohesion Understand the concepts of "social inequality" and "educational inequality" Understand the social and countervailing role of education Research problems in formulating educational policy issues
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The science of sociology - Basic concepts of sociology – The Sociological Research - The sociology of education as a field of sociology and as a field of the sciences of education - The functions of education - Basic problems of the sociology of education - Educational inequality and interpretive approaches - Social functions of preschool education - The social role of kindergarten - The socialization function in kindergarten - The concept of cultural lag - The kindergarten as a compensatory education institution - The concept of social disadvantage - Vulnerable social groups - Cultural minorities - Issues of social inequalities - The education of vulnerable social groups - Issues of educational inequalities - The concept of positive discrimination – Educational and social programs of positive discrimination.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment351.4
Written assigments763.0
Other / Others
Student Assessment
Written exams and mid-term essays
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Νόβα – Καλτσούνη, Χρ. (2010). Κοινωνιολογία της εκπαίδευσης. Αθήνα: Gutenberg Κυρίδης, Α. (1999). Εκπαιδευτική ανισότητα. Θεσσαλονίκη: Κυριακίδης.
Additional bibliography for study
Willis Paul (2012). Μαθαίνοντας να δουλεύεις. Αθήνα: Gutenberg Κασιμάτη, Κ. (2007). Κοινωνικός αποκλεισμός. Αθήνα: Gutenberg Κυρίδης, Α. & Φωτόπουλος, Ν. (2009). Η γεωγραφία της ελληνικής εκπαιδευτικής ανισότητας. Ζώνες εκπαιδευτικής προτεραιότητας και ενεργητικές δημόσιες πολιτικές (95-118). Στο Θάνος, Θ. (επιμ). Εκπαιδευτικές Ανισότητες. Αθήνα: Μοτίβο. Κυρίδης Α., Ντίνας Κ., Βαμβακίδου Ι., Καραμήτσου Κ. (2003). Το τέλος της «ομοιογένειας» και η απαρχή της «ετερότητας» στο ελληνικό νηπιαγωγείο: Οι νηπιαγωγοί μιλούν για τα προβλήματα που αντιμετωπίζουν στις πολυπολιτισμικές τάξεις. Στο Ε. Τρέσσου & Σ. Μητακίδου (επιμ.) Εκπαιδευτικοί μιλούν σε εκπαιδευτικούς για τις εμπειρίες τους. Θεσσαλονίκη: Παρατηρητής. Κυρίδης Α. & Ανδρέου, Α. (Επιμ) (2005). Όψεις της ετερότητας. Αθήνα: Τυπωθήτω – Γ. Δαρδανός. Κυρίδης, Α. (1999). Μια κοινωνιολογική προσέγγιση της προσχολικής εκπαίδευσης. Θεσσαλονίκη: Κυριακίδης. Banks, O. (2001). Κοινωνιολογία της εκπαίδευσης. Θεσσαλονίκη: Παρατηρητής.
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