Course: Sociology of Education

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Course title Sociology of Education
Course code KPEG/SOVZE
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Vaněčková Olga, PhDr.
Course content
1 Introduction 2 The problematic of socialization and the functions of schooling Basic sociological phenomena 3 Social and linguistic determination of educational achievements, cultural and social capital, social inequality. 4 Formal and informal order, teacher expectations, labelling and self-fulfilling prophecy 5 Hidden curriculum Specifics of deviant behaviour 6 (1) Children and youth at risk 7 (2) Truancy 8 (3) Aggression and violence 9 (4) Media influence 10 (5) Vandalism and drug dependence 11 (6) Children in crisis 12. (7) Self-destructive situations 13. (8) Prevention of criminal behaviour 14 Credits

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
This mandatory elective seminar will deal with basic issues in sociology of education and school socialization, including selected problems associated with deviant and antisocial behaviour of children and youth. Students will gain understanding of specific aspects of schooling that might negatively influence and affect pupils' self-perception and behaviour, even though teachers themselves might remain oblivious to such impact on pupils. The course will deal with the problematic of social and cultural reproduction, hidden curriculum, labelling, self-fulfilling prophecy, growing aggression within the school population, bullying, and other types of socially pathological behaviour.
Students should be able to better understand the broader issues and contexts of schooling with a particular focus on students' social and cultural environment.
not require

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

1. Active participation 2. Activity on the main theme 3. Running a semina discussion on a chosen chapter from a given text.
Recommended literature
  • Materiály k předmětu.
  • Auger, L.:. Strach, obavy a jejich překonávání. Portál, Praha. 1998.
  • Bauman, Z. Myslet sociologicky. Praha: SLON, 2000.
  • Havlík, R. a kol.:. Kapitoly ze sociologie výchovy. UK, Praha. 1996.
  • Hradečná, M.:. "Rizikové skupiny dětí a mládeže," (ve Vašutová a kol., Kapitoly z pedagogiky, 1998).
  • J. Jandourek:. Úvod do sociologie. Portál, Praha, 2003.
  • JEDLIČKA, KOŤA:. Analýza prevence sociálně patologických jevů. UK: Praha, 1998.
  • J.Prokop:. "Sociolog výchovy Pierre Bourdieu", Pedagogická orientace, č. 3, 2003, s. 96-107..
  • Kapr, J. a kol.:. Sociální deviace, sociologie nemoci a medicíny. SLON, Praha. (Kap. 3, Okruh sociální deviace.) 1997.
  • Keller, J.:. Úvod do sociologie. SLON, Praha. 1997.
  • Mareš, P.:. Sociologie nerovnosti a chudoby. Praha, SN, 1999.
  • MATOUŠEK, KROFTOVÁ.:. Mládež a delikvence. Praha Portál, 1998.
  • P. Mareš:. Sociologie nerovnosti a chudoby, 27-41.
  • Petrusek, M. a kol.:. Sociologické školy, směry, paradigmata. SLON, Praha. (Kap. 4-6.) 1996.
  • PROKOP, J.:. Socializace ve škole. In Vašutová a kol. Kapitoly z pedagogiky. 1998.
  • Říčan, P.:. Agresivita a šikana mezi dětmi. Praha, 1995.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): information technology and e-learning (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -