Sociology of Education or Anthropology (2018/2019)

Course code
Lorenzo Migliorati
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff

Learning outcomes

1. Knowledge and Understanding
At the end of the course the student should:
- have a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of socio-cultural anthropology in the various fields of relational anthropology, visions of the world, political anthropology, economics, social inequalities and the modern globalized world in order to comparatively understand human variation from a social and cultural viewpoint;
- have a knowledge of the most widespread social and cultural inequality construction processes in order to understand the main forms of racism in the contemporary world
2. Applying Knowledge and Understanding
At the end of the course, the student should be able:
- to promote cultural decentralization and therefore the affective, cognitive, relational and socio-cultural autonomies of the people with whom the student will work;
- to use anthropological knowledge to intervene in marginality situations and integration difficulties, also through the recognition and promotion of different family education models and different cultural styles of learning of the people with whom the student will work;
- to plan, create and evaluate educational projects in an anti-racist perspective of social inclusion and intercultural dialogue
3. Making Judgements
At the end of the course, the student will have acquired:
- the capacity to question the socio-cultural variation of models and educational processes;
- the capacity to critically analyze, outline and implement educational and didactic interventions with an inclusivity and inter-cultural dialogue perspective.
4. Communication Skills
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- consciously and critically use specific terms relating to socio-cultural diversity;
- inform pupils, colleagues, parents and others of his/her own curricular choices and know how to constructively compare his/her own decisions with other people's views.
5. Learning Skills
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- recognize the pupils' various educational background models and different learning styles and adopt suitable didactic strategies;
- consider himself/herself to be within a permanent learning trend in terms of the fluidity of socio-cultural processes in contemporary school education

1. Knowledge and Understanding
- Knowledge of the fundaments of the reasoning and the sociological method, with specific reference to the contents of the sociology of education.
- Knowledge of the main functions of education systems in contemporary societies (cultural transmission, socialization, social selection).
- Knowledge, on a diachronic and analytical level, of the main transformations in the systems of education of western societies in the globalization era;
2. Knowledge and ability to understand in practice
At the end of the course the students will be able:
- To interpret the meaning of the organizational forms of socialization systems for early childhood.
- To encourage forms of reorganization of the socialization context, to make it concretely functional to the educational and educational objectives.
- To interpret the legislative indications concerning the institutionalized systems of primary socialization and adapt them to specific cases.
- To develop primary socialization projects to be applied in specific contexts.
3. Making Judgments
At the end of the course the students will be able:
- To evaluate the impact of policies deployed by policy-makers on primary socialization and early childhood education services.
- To observe, analytically and critically, the institutionalized contexts of primary socialization “as they are”, rather than “as they should be”.
- To organize their competence in the observation and description of the social worlds linked to primary socialization.
4. Communication Skills
At the end of the course the students will have to:
- Know and use the specific sociological vocabulary in order to education and primary education systems.
- Define the referents in the concrete reality of the analyzed concepts and knowing how to properly name them.
- Know how to manage some aspects of the content of social analysis of childcare and basic education systems to be used specifically in educational teams.
5. Learning Skills
At the end of the course the students will have to:
- Be able to analyze the institutionalized systems of primary socialization by observing similarities and differences.
- To experiment autonomous analysis capacity of institutionalized systems of primary socialization.
- Be able to interpret the transformations of the basic school systems from the point of view of sociale contemporary transformation.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
E. A. Schultz e R. H. Lavenda Antropologia culturale (Edizione 3) Zanichelli 2015 978-88-08-15131-5
Ivo Colozzi Capitale sociale e rendimento scolastico. Una proposta metodologica per misurare la capacità della scuola di integrare i figli dei migranti. Erickson 2018 9788859015697
Steven Brint Scuola e società Il Mulino 2007 978-88-15-11957-5