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ASSIGNMENT HMEF 5143

JANUARY SEMESTER 2014 HMEF 5143: SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT (60%)

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this assignment to equip learners with the knowledge and

understanding of diverse theoretical approaches in the field of education, and finally enable learners to apply the skills and knowledge in addressing education and schooling issues.

INSTRUCTIONS: Complete ALL tasks.

Knowledge in sociology of education is crucial for educators to understand the educational systems and schools. An in-depth knowledge of the diverse theoretical approaches in

education will enable educators to have greater insights in the study of educational organizations Task 1

You are required to identify a school and then interview a teacher on the roles of the school as an educational institution. Using either the functional or conflict theory,

discuss the roles of the school as an educational organization. Focus your discussion on the functions, professionals, bureaucratic aspects, growth and control of schools. (60 marks)

Task 2

Based on your interview, using either the functional or conflict theory, discuss the power dynamics in the classroom. Your essay should encompass teacherstudent relationships, classroom interactions, teachers coping strategies, teaching and learning processes and classroom climate. (40 marks)

[TOTAL: 100 MARKS] 1

ASSIGNMENT HMEF 5143

Assignment Format: a. Use double space and 12-point of Times New Roman font. b. The assignment should contain about 3000 5000 words (15 20 pages) c. Provide reference using the American Psychological Association (APA) format d. References should be latest (year 2008 onwards)

Notes: Assignments should be submitted according to the due date. You are to submit a softcopy of your assignment online through myVLE and a hardcopy to your facilitator. Plagiarism is not acceptable. If you are not sure what is meant by plagiarism, refer to the various websites which discuss this matter, e.g. owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts.