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“The Study of Schools and Social Dimensions of Education

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Transcript of “The Study of Schools and Social Dimensions of Education

S
ociology is a systematic study of social life (institutions, cultures, and behavior pattern) created by people and in turn influencing their behavior in a continuous interaction
–R. Schaefer
Understanding the Sociological Lens to Study Schools
Auguste Comte (French philosopher) father of sociology, saw the need for a scientific approach toward studying structures and interactions within society and in particular, school, as one of its institutions.

Sociology is the scientific study of social interactions and of social organization
-Michael Hughes

Understanding the Sociological Lens to Study Schools
Sociologist view that the school is an ordered organization to which administrators, teachers, and students live.

The Nature and Approach of Sociology
These assumptions constitute the blueprint and cardinal truths to which sociologists make their investigations of the individuals and the social behavior in the school, community and other social settings.

Sociology as the Principal Discipline in the Study of Social Dimensions of Education
Sociology is the study of human behaviors as they are affected by social interactions within groups, societies and the planet.
-J. Ferrante
Understanding the Sociological Lens to Study Schools
*Sociology systematically analyzes the school, the community, and the relationships among their members.

“The Study of Schools and Social Dimensions of Education
*Sociologist observe and analyze schools, particularly their educational practices and ordinary activities that are not given much attention and thoughtful consideration
*In the study of schools, sociologist use empiricism, the gathering of facts to make theories in order to avoid abstract speculation about the relationships they are investigating.
He propounded that while many aspects of society are “observable” to individuals in a vague manner, scientific method uncovers sociological phenomena that are not always so obvious.

The order is reflected in its set of structures, systems and processes (social patterns, interaction, and control), which can be understood through scientific investigation.

*The empirical nature and approach of sociology are grounded on Plato’s assumptions about man and society.

Understanding the Sociological Lens to Study Schools
Bolonder 2007
1. “Man is organism that tends toward survival’’
2. “Man is a social animal that survives in groups”
3. “Man lives in an ordered society that is developed through the social patterns that are established through the rules,truths and structure he creates.”

Bolonder 2007 cont…
4. “The order of society, particularly its social processes, structures, and interactions.”

Sociology as the Principal Discipline in the Study of Social Dimensions of Education
Sociology is a branch of social science that uses systematic methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop and refine a body of knowledge about human social structure and activities.
-Anthony Giddens
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