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Sociology of Education  Thematic Group

Aims and Objectives

  • To network researchers interested in the sociology of education and stimulate debate and discussion
  • To pursue opportunities for advancing sociological analysis of education and sociology of education in broad terms encompassing issues such as:

– development;
– diversity and equity issues;
– education for sustainability;
– citizenship;
– family/school relationships
– globalisation;
– governance,
– learning communities and networks;
– internationalisation;
– lifelong learning;
– pedagogy;
– sociology of the curriculum;
– school and school system as a social institution;
– teachers and teacher organization;
– workplace learning;
– theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches to the sociology of education;

  • To meet initially once yearly at the annual TASA conference to share research and study interests;
  • To build a network of researchers as a resource for developing a stronger profile of research and research training in sociology of education;
  • To encourage and support postgraduates and early career researchers in the sociology of education; and
  • To provide a basis for streams on the sociology of education at TASA conferences

Year Established: June 2009

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Sociology of Education event photos
Sociology of Education event photos

These photos are from an event the group ran in 2010. Here is the Event flyer and here is the report

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Annual Report
Annual Report


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Group Conveners:

Sharon Aris
Australian College of Applied Psychology

Quentin Maire
University of Melbourne

Neville Buch
University of Queensland

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