The aim of the course is to analyze the main current classical and contemporary sociological adopting an analytical perspective of the educational process focused on the social aspect of education, beyond the issues related to education.

At the end of the course the student:
- has become familiar with the basic concepts of the sociology of education and knows the different interpretative theories of educational processes, formal and informal, in contemporary society
- is able to orientate himself critically between the different approaches regarding education and sociality in a globalized, technological and multicultural society
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Mutuazione: 22902476-1 SOCIOLOGIA DELL'EDUCAZIONE (L39/40) in Servizio sociale e Sociologia L-40 A - L GIARDIELLO MAURO


Classical and contemporary theories; Cultural capital and school; Educational contexts; Educational processes and communities; Civil quality of education and public space; Socialization, belonging and identity; Education and marginality; Social and educational inequalities; Youth cultures and subcultures; Marginality and second generation of migrants; Social research and educational planning.

Core Documentation

Besozzi, E., Società, cultura, educazione, Carocci, Roma, 2016, pp.17-73; 91-103;127-153; 275-406.
Bourdieu, P., Forme di Capitale. Santoro, M., (a cura di), Armando, Roma, 2015
Caiazza, K., Gagliardo, M., Sulle tracce dell'educazione, Edizioni Gruppo Abele, Torino.
Giancola, O., Salmieri, L., Educazione, istruzione e diseguaglianze, in Giancola, O., Salmieri, L. (a cura di), Sociologia delle disuguaglianze, Carocci, Roma, 2020, pp. 141-150 (disponibili in pdf su formonline)
Giardiello, M., Sociologia della marginalità. Il contributo di Gino Germani, Carocci, Roma 2012.
Orioles, M., La seconda generazione di migranti. Verso Quale integrazione? Carocci, Roma, 2014

Type of delivery of the course

Frontal lesson. Should the emergency due to COVID19 persist, the lessons will be carried out remotely using the formonline platform and Microsoft Teams.


Frontal lesson. Class attendance is not mandatory but highly recommended

Type of evaluation

The verification of learning takes place through a multiple-choice test lasting one hour.