Scope of Educational Sociology

The scope of educational sociology is a wide and comprehensive subject. This is because it deals with the influences of educational process on sociology and the effects of sociological process on education. 

It deals with the impact of the total cultural milieu in which and through which experience is required and organized. In fact, anything under the sun which concerns society is the theme of sociology. Hence, the scope of educational sociology includes the following factors: 

(1) Mutual relationship among students and their impact on education. 

(2) Mutual relationship between teachers and students and their impact on teaching-learning process. 

(3) It includes how culture is handed over to coming generations through agencies like the school, the home, the religious organisation and the play and peer groups. 

(4) It includes how socialisation takes place in the child as a result of social interaction. 

(5) It includes the role of the school, the press, the radio, the television and the cinema in the educational process. 

(6) It includes how education serves as a means of social change and social control. 

(7) The impact of sociological thinking on the meaning, aims, and functions of education, the curriculum including co-curricular activities, social organization and the methodology of teaching. 

(8) The place of the teacher in the society. 

(9) Social aspirations, needs and problems and their impact on education and life. 

(10) Interrelationship of education and sociology. 

(11) Social organisation and their role on education and school administration.  

(12) The place of school in the society and its relationship with society and other small organizations. 

(13) Effects of social patterns and culture on education. 

(14) Progress of democratic values in educational institutions. 

(15) Role of education in socialisation and social change. 

(16) Social life in the school. 

(17) Promotion of social feeling in the students. 

(18) Curriculum and the needs of the society. 

(19) Equalisation of educational opportunities. 

(20) National integration. 

(21) New world order and its impact on education in future. 

(22) School and community. 

(23) Role of the mass media in education and social progress. 

(24) Use of group and cooperative methods of teaching. 

(25) Terrorism and fundamentalism in relation to social change.
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