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sociology of education

An area of research focusing on understanding education as a social institution, influenced by other social institutions and social structure.

Research into the sociology of education has highlighted, for example, the hidden curriculum, how individuals are sorted and ranked, and how it reproduces or challenges social norms and inequalities.

The key figure in early research in the sociology of education was Emile Durkheim, who argued that moral education provided a basis for organic solidarity.

Categories: Learning theory

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