Sociology of Education (2015/2016)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S00797
Name of lecturer
Paola Di Nicola
Coordinator
Paola Di Nicola
Number of ECTS credits allocated
8
Academic sector
SPS/08 - SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. IIA, Sem. IIB

Lesson timetable

Sem. IIA
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.13  
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.14  
Sem. IIB
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.13  
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.13  

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide students with a key to understanding the most important social processes, focusing on the constituent elements of society and on the mechanisms of integration, adaptation and cultural transmission between generations. From a sociological perspective, students will develop the ability to bring the most significant and relevant social changes within the interpretive category of 'globalization', understood as a phase of reflexive modernity and risk society.

Syllabus

After a theoretical and empirical study of the rising and development of training systems, with a specific focus on American and European tradition, we will conduct an analysis of the three basic functions performed by the school in modern societies: the function of the transmission of knowledge, socialization and social selection.
The part of the general introduction will be completed, with a reflection on the most significant trends of change (convergence of educational systems, privatization and commodification of education) in the world in the light of the processes of economic globalization. The course will conclude with two specific analyzes: a reflection on the role that social capital exerts on the academic performance of students and an analysis of the role that the school can exercise in the paths of social integration of foreign pupils / students.

Testi per l’esame: studenti frequentanti
1. Brint S., Scuola e società, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2007
2. Cobalti A., Globalizzazione e istruzione, Il Mulino, Bologna 2006
3. Colozzi I. (a cura di), Scuola e capitale sociale, Erikson, Trento, 2011
4. Casacchia O. et al., Studiare insieme, crescere insieme? Un’indagine sulle seconde generazioni in dieci regioni italiane, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2008 (tre capitoli a scelta)

Testi per l’esame: studenti non frequentanti
1. Brint S., Scuola e società, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2007
2. Cobalti A., Globalizzazione e istruzione, Il Mulino, Bologna 2006
3. Colozzi I. (a cura di), Scuola e capitale sociale, Erikson, Trento, 2011
4. Casacchia O. et al., Studiare insieme, crescere insieme? Un’indagine sulle seconde generazioni in dieci regioni italiane, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2008 (tutto il volume)
5.. Nussbaum (2012), Creare capacità. Liberarsi dalla dittatura del PIL, Il Mulino, Bologna

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016