Issues of sociology of education and childhood

Course Information
TitleΖητήματα κοινωνιολογίας της εκπαίδευσης και της παιδικής ηλικίας / Issues of sociology of education and childhood
SchoolPrimary Education
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorFoteini Kougioumoutzaki
Course ID600015119

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students will be expected to understand current issues on education through the examination of the relationship between education, economy and politics as well as of the ideological aspects of curricula. The course also presents issues regarding the concept of childhood, under the sociological perspective, where students are expected to understand and realize the parallel route of the social construction of childhood and education throughout modernity, as well as, that of childhood and disability.
General Competences
  • 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)
The course is organized as follows: Thematic A. Education and Society, the role and the limits of education Thematic B. New sociology of education Thematic C. Lifelong learning and education Thematic D. Educational inequalities and exclusions Thematic E. Historical, Anthropological and Sociological percepective of childhood Thematic F. "Disabled" Childhood Thematic G. Researching children and Research with children - Ethical issues
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Reading Assigment1003.3
Written assigments1003.3
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
-Allison James and Alan Prout, eds., Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood, 2nd ed. (Falmer Press, 1997). The authors' introductory chapter has been an influential statement. Includes an interesting article by Martin Woodhead on "Psychology and the cultural construction of children's needs" (some of the other chapters are mentioned elsewhere in this bibliography). ---- - Chris Jenks, Childhood (Routledge - "key ideas" series, 1996). Philosophical overview of various ways of thinking about children by a British sociologist. -Δ Μακρυνιώτη (επιμ.) Παιδική ηλικία, νήσος 1997 - Κόσμοι παιδικής ηλικίας, Τοπικά δ’, ΕΜΕΑ, νήσος 2003 - Berry Mayall, ed., Children's Childhoods: Observed and Experienced, Falmer, 1994 - Apple MW, Ideology and Curriculum. London: Routledge , 1979 -Apple MW, Education and Power. London: Routledge , 1982 -Bernstein B, Class, Codes and Control:... v 1, 2, 3, 4. London: Routledge , 1971, 1973, 1975, 1990 -Bourdieu P and Passeron J-C, Reproduction in Education, Society and Culture. Beverly Hills CA: Sage, 1977 -Bourdieu P and Passeron J-C, The Inheritors. Chicago: Chicago, 1979 -Bowles S and Gintis H, Schooling in Capitalist America. New York: Basic Books, 1976 -Durkheim E, Moral Education. Glencoe IL: Free Press, 1961 -Giroux HA, Theory and Resistance in Education. South Hadley MA: Bergin and Garvey, 1983 -Young MFD (ed), Knowledge and Control. London: Collier-Macmillan, 1971
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