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TRCN PQE 003 – Sociology of Education – Course Contents; Practice Test
NB – The course has been sub-divided into each category of teachers. You are advised to prepare for all categories
|PQE 003. Sociology of Education|
|Category D:||Category C:||Category B:||Category A:|
|NCE Teachers||Graduate Teachers||Master Teachers||Doctoral Teachers|
|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
development and social
mobility in Nigeria;Educational problems and
efforts to solve them.
The role of the teacher.
The concept and scope of
The concept, types, process
The concepts of culture
Social change: Education
The school as a social system; socialization processes at the school; social factors that affect
|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.