TRCN PQE Syllabus: Sociology of Education – PQE 003

PQE 003. Sociology of Education
Category D: Category C: Category B: Category A:
NCE Teachers Graduate Teachers Master Teachers Doctoral Teachers
foundations of
influence of
factors on
education and
of society
Emerging issues
– Gender,
Security, Out-
of- School,
Family Life,
Albinism, Child
Trafficking, etc.
Nature and scope of
sociology; concept, types
and agencies of socialisation;
the child and group dynamics at the primary and junior secondary education levels; concept of
population education, and attitudes and beliefs of Nigerians about population education; improvement of quality of life through population and family life education; influence of various social factors on the
learning processes at primary and junior secondary levels; social stratification and school achievement; culture, social change and education; concept of social change – education as a change agent in Nigeria; consequences of social change on Nigerian education; the school as a
formal organisation; sociological analysis of contemporary issues in primary and junior secondary education e.g. national consciousness,
national integration, religious tolerance, etc.
Sociology and Education;
the school as a social
system; Education,
development and social
mobility in Nigeria;
Educational problems and
efforts to solve them. The
role of the teacher.
Structuring of educational
The concept and scope of
Sociology of Education.
The concept, types, process
and agents of socialization
– the family, peer group,
mass media, school,
religious organizations, etc.
The concepts of culture
and subculture; norms and
values; and other important sociological concepts relevant to education; Education as culture.
Social change: Education
as agent of social change in
The social learning theories and principles: The Labeling theories, etc.
The school as a social system; socialization processes at the school; social factors that affect
adaptation and learning at school.
Cases: social problems in the school, their causes, prevention and management, e.g. cultism and gangsterism; robbery, rape, examination malpractice, alcoholism, drug abuse; moral decadence, mass academic failure; etc.
The roles of the teacher in the management of social problems in the school. Factors that affect the development of Education in a country: socio- polictical, economic, cultural, etc.
The nature of society;
The concept of society as a community;
Groups and grouping in society; Institutions in society and their functions: economic, political, religious, educational etc;
Cultural similarities and variations, social stratification, social change; The functions of education, and the school as a social
institution in society; The relationship between the school and other social institutions such as family,
religion, culture, language, economy and political system.
Basic concepts of
sociology. Nature of society, primary and secondary groups in society, ethnic groups, minority groups. Education and social change. The teacher‟s role in society. The school as a social organisation. Features of industrial and non- industrial societies and their influence on education.

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