TFD 301 Teaching Schedule May-August 2015
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Date: 
Wed, 2015-05-13 - Mon, 2015-08-31

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND EXTERNAL STUDIES

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF ED DUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS

 

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (ARTS) 

KIKUYU CAMPUS

Year 3, 2015 (May-August Accelerated group)

TFD 301: SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION

 

Lecturers:

Christine Kahigi

Alice Masese

 

Class Meets: Wednesday 8-10 am

                     Thursday 10-12 am

 

 

 

Venue

Classroom: Mwalimu multi-purpose hall

Course Requirements:

  • Attendance of all classes is mandatory.
  • Sign the attendance register at all times.
  • Course work will constitute 30% of the final mark.
  • Read in advance before coming to class

Aims of the Course:

  1. This course is designed to introduce students to a broad range of issues and debates in the area of Sociology of Education
  2. This course seeks to emphasize the importance of sociological approaches to an understanding of education in modern society. In this regard the course will incorporate and apply a variety of sociological theories to the area of education.
  3. The course will also address some of the main contemporary issues in education, e.g. inequality in educational achievement, indiscipline in schools, globalization, gender and the teaching profession.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course the student should be able to:

  1. Trace the origin and development of sociology and sociology of education
  2. Develop a critical yet constructive thinking in the analysis of educational issues and problems from a sociological perspective.
  3. Analyse and apply the major sociological theories to classroom teaching.
  4. Examine how students’ characteristics, their class and gender influence their educational outcomes.
  5. Demonstrate an interest in pursuing further studies in sociology of education.
  6. The course will endevour to make students better teachers, community members, and parents who are able to live harmoniously with other members of the society.

Course Outline and Teaching Schedule

Topic

Objectives

Date

References

Part 1: Introduction Sociology

  1. Introduction to the Course: Scope, nature and meaning of Sociology

At the end this topic students should be able to:

  •  Define the term Sociology
  • Trace the origins of sociology as distinct discipline.

Alice Masese

13-05-2015

 

  1. Branches of Sociology and relationship between Sociology and other social sciences

At the end this topic students should be able to:

  • Discuss the branches of sociology
  • Explain how Sociology related to other social sciences

Alice Masese

13-05- 2015

 

  1. Meaning, roles, scope, development and relevance of Sociology of Education

At the end this topic students should be able to:

  • Define Sociology of Education and trace its origins and development.
  • Explain the role and scope of Sociology of Education.
  • Explain the relevance of Sociology of Education to the teaching profession.

Alice Masese

14-05 -2015

 

 

Part 2: Sociological Theories and their Relevance to Education

  1. Meaning of sociological theories
  2. Sociological theories:
  • Symbolic interaction theory: labeling theory and exchange theory.
  • Conflict theory
  • Consensus theory/ structural functionalism

At the end of this topic the student should be able to:

  • Discuss the various Sociological theories and their relevance to educational practice.

Christine Kahigi

Christine Kahigi

21-05-2015 &

22-05-2015

 

Part 3: Education and Society

1. School as a social organization

  • Meaning of Social Organization
  • Characteristics of a Social Organization
  • Social Structure of a School

 

At the end of this topic students should be able to:

  • Define the concept of social organization.
  • Discuss the characteristics of a social organization.
  • Explain the social structure of the school
  • Explain how the school is considered as a social organization.

Masese

 28-05-2015

&

29-05-2015

 

  1. Process of socialization
  • Definitions
  • Stages of socialization
  • Types of socialization
  • Agencies of socialization
  • The role of the school in socialization

By the end of this topic, the students should be able to:

  • Explain the meaning of socialization
  • Discuss the stages of socialization 
  • Explain the types of Socialization
  • Discuss the agents of Socialization
  • Discuss the Role of the School as a Socializing Agent
  • Explain the effects of Social Isolation

Christine Kahigi

3-05-2015

&

4-05-2015

 

3.Sociology of the classroom

  • Introduction
  • Meaning of sociology of the classroom
  • The strategies that teachers use to promote teaching and learning in classrooms 

At the end of this topic students should be able to:

  • Explain the meaning of the concept of sociology of the classroom.
  • Discuss the strategies that teachers use to promote teaching and learning in classrooms.

Kahigi

10-06- 2015

&

11 -06-2015

 

4. Education, social mobility and social stratification.

  • Meaning of Social Mobility and Social Stratification
  • Types of Social mobility
  • Avenues of Social mobility
  • Barriers to Social Mobility
  • Types of Social Stratification
  • Education and Social Stratification with reference to Kenya
  • Use of Education to minimize Social Stratification

By the end of the lecture, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of social structure and social stratification.
  • Discuss the nature of classes in the world and Kenya.
  • Critically examine the nature of social mobility.
  • Discuss the role of education in hindering and fostering social mobility in our society.
  • Examine the relationship between education and social stratification in Kenya.
  • Explain how education can be used to minimize social stratification.

Masese

17 -06-2015

 

&

 

18-06-2015

 

5. Influence of social class on academic performance of students.

  • Definition of social class
  • Relationship between social class and students’ academic performance.

By the end of this topic students should be able to:

  • Define the concept of social class
  • Identify the various social classes in society.
  • Explain how social class influences academic performance of students.

Masese

24 -06-2015

 

6. The Concept of Equality of Educational Opportunity. 

  • Definition of equality of educational opportunity.
  • Relationship between education and equality of educational opportunity.

By the end of this topic students should be able to:

  • Define the concept of equality of educational opportunity.
  • Explain the relationship between education equality of educational opportunity.

Kahigi

 

25-06-2015

 

7.Education and Cultural Transmission

  • Introduction
  • Meaning of Culture
  • Components of culture
  • Contents of Culture
  • Characteristics of Culture
  • Influence of culture on education
  • Role of the School in Cultural Transmission

At the end of this chapter you should be able to do the following:

  • Define or state the meaning of culture
  • Explain the components of culture
  • Discuss the content of culture
  • Discuss the characteristics of culture
  • Explain the influence of culture on education
  • Discuss the role of the school in cultural transmission

Kahigi

1- 07-2015

 

Part 4: Education and Development

  1. The concept of Education and Development.
  • Meaning of education and Development.
  • Components of Development.
  • Role of Education in Development.

By the end of this topic students should be able to:

  • Explain the meaning of education and development.
  • Identify the components of development.
  • Discuss the role of education in promotion of development.

Kahigi

2-07-2015

 

2. Functions of Education

  • Introduction
  • Types of Functions
  • Manifest Functions
  • Latent Functions

By the end of this topic students should be able to:

  • Define what functions of education are.
  • Distinguish between the types of functions of education.

Kahigi

8-07-2015

 

3. Globalization and Education

  • Meaning of Globalization
  • Causes and effects of increasing globalization
  • Effects of Globalization on Education

 

At the end of this topic students should be able to:

  • Define the term globalization.
  • Explain the causes of globalization.
  • Discuss the effects of globalization.
  • Explain the effects of globalization on education.

Kahigi

 

9-07-2015

 

4.Education and Social Change 

  • Introduction
  • Meaning of Social Change
  • Theories of Social Change
  • Sources of Social Change
  • Social change and its influence on education
  • Types of Social Change
  • The Role of Education in Social Change

At the end of this topic students should be able to:

  • Define the concept of social change.
  • Discuss the theories of social change.
  • Discuss the sources of social change.
  • Explain how social change influences education.
  • Discuss the types of social change.
  • Explain the role of education in social change.

Kahigi

15-07-2015

 

Continuous Assessment test  16-07-2015 (10-12am)

5. Social problems and education; drug addiction; alcoholism etc

  • Meaning of Social Problems
  • Causes of Social Problems
  • Impact of Social Problems on Education; Drug addiction, alcoholism etc.
  • The Role of Education in minimizing Social Problems

At the end of this topic students should be able to:

  • Define the concept of social problems.
  • Explain the causes of social problems.
  • Discuss the impact of social problems on education.
  • Explain the role of education in minimizing social problems.

Kahigi

22-07-2015

 

Part 5: The Teaching Profession

Teaching as a Profession

  • Teaching as a profession.
  • Characteristics of a profession
  • Role of teacher in the school and community.
  • The changing role of a teacher
  • Factors affecting status of the teaching profession and what should be done improve the status of the profession.

By the end of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Define teaching
  • Define the term profession
  • Discuss the challenges that teachers and the teaching profession face
  • Understand the components of the teaching profession
  • Discuss the changing role of the teacher in the contemporary society
  • Explain the factors affecting the teaching profession.

Masese

23-07-2015

 

Part 6: Gender and Education

Gender and Education:

  • Meaning and concept of Gender
  • Factors contributing to neglect of Gender Issues
  • Gender Issues in Education
  • Role of Education Achieving Gender Equity

 

 By the end of the lesson, the learner to be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Concept of Gender;
  • Identify factors that lead to neglect of gender issues;
  • Identify gender issues in society;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of education in promoting gender   equity.

Masese

29-07-2015

 

End of Semester exam

 

 August 2015

 

References.

1. Banks, Olive.The Sociology of Education,1971.C.Tinling and Co.Ttd.Great Britain.

 2.Coser.A.Lewis,A,Buford Rhea, Patricia A. Steffan Steven L.Nock. Intoduction to Sociology,1981, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Inc,New York.

3.Morrish,Ivor.The Sociology of Education. An Introduction, 1972. George Allen and Unwin Ltd. Great Britain.

4.Peil, Margaret and Olatunji Oyeneye. Consensus conflict and Change: A Sociological Introduction to African Societies, 1998.Est African Educational Publishers Ltd .Nairobi.

5. Ezewu, Edward, Sociology of Education, 1983. Longman Group Ltd. Essex.

Location: 
Kikuyu
Calendar Activity Type: 
Staff
Contact Detail: 

Dr Ngesu