Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC510412 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 教育社会学I
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Sociology of Education I
オガワ ミツヒロ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Tues3-4:EDU K208
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture-oriented, Discussion

Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Education
Eligible Students
Keywords Sociology of Education Modern Society and the School System Class, Stratification and Education Educational Problems
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
This is a basic specialized subject in the Education program. This class aims to teach the basics of social studies by overviewing multiple disciplines related to sociological education.
Criterion referenced
Educational Studies
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Having acquired bases of educational studies; Philosophy of Education, History of Oriental Education, History of Western Education, Sociology of Education, Educational Method, Adult and  Continuing Education, Educational Administration and finance,Comparative Education, Educational Management, Early Childhood Education, Higher Education and so on. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Of the themes handled by educational sociology, we focus on those from a macro perspective. In classes, students develop sociological perspectives on education by introducing familiar examples and educational events that have appeared in the media. Specifically, we introduce basic concepts and theories on themes such as education and selection, social class and education, media and education, and sociology of teachers, as well as recent research results. 
Class Schedule 1:Orientation: Sociological Approaches to School and Educational Issues
2:Sociology of School 1: Establishment of the modern school system
3:Sociology of School 2: An overview of the social functions of school
4:Sociology of School 3: Sociological examination of the relationship between social class and education
5:Sociology of Educational Problem 1: Sociological examination of disparity issues in education.
6:Sociology of Educational Problem 2: Viewpoint of social constructionism
7:Sociology of Educational Problem 3: Sociological examination of juvenile crime and youth culture
useful reference book
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Textbook, Materials provided in class, Audio teaching materials, Screen image (Video/PC/Other image materials)
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Suggestions on
Preparation and
Read thoroughly when literature used for the lesson are provided beforehand. Please deepen understanding of each theme by reading relevant literature and materials introduced in the lessons.

Grading Method The evaluation will be based on a class comment sheet (50%) and a term paper (50%).

Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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